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    what is your top recorded speed on your single speed, road or dirt?

    i'm not sure of mine but i got 36.9 last night, probably on conzelman road on my way home.

    what's yours?
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    Fast.

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    some people just can't resist the urge to snark, huh? jesus.

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    I was recorded in Flagstaff 2 weeks ago using Strava for iPhone (not sure about accuracy). But, it stated at the end of my ride top speed was 40mph. That was on Schultz Creek Trail (dirt). I have yet to go back for a second attempt. I really doubt I pulled 40, but I know it waas the fastest I've gone on dirt without a motor.

    Edit: went and actually checked the data, 28mph. I was more or less surprised my bike stayed in one piece.

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    Sorry. Just don't see the point if this pissing contest. And that is before accuracy of recording comes into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalom View Post
    Sorry. Just don't see the point if this pissing contest. And that is before accuracy of recording comes into play.
    accurate or not, it's fun to have a rough number to work with. really, if you don't like the subject matter of a thread, move on. there's no need to be a smart ass.

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    To get this back on track. . .

    Last summer on my pos Windsor Clockwork (steel single speed road, gear ratio for cx), my properly calibrated Cateye had me at 50.0 mph on Cornell Rd coming down into Portland.

    For a properly set up bike, that was one of the scariest things I've done on two wheels, since I couldn't effectively spin past 35ish mph, so I had my seatpost slammed all the way down and was in top tube hug+tuck mode the whole way. I know my wheels were beautifully true, but the bike still wobbled at speed, which was nasty on the bumpy sections of the road.

    Now, if only I can gear higher and find a steeper road. . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgriffen_1 View Post
    To get this back on track. . .

    Last summer on my pos Windsor Clockwork (steel single speed road, gear ratio for cx), my properly calibrated Cateye had me at 50.0 mph on Cornell Rd coming down into Portland.

    For a properly set up bike, that was one of the scariest things I've done on two wheels, since I couldn't effectively spin past 35ish mph, so I had my seatpost slammed all the way down and was in top tube hug+tuck mode the whole way. I know my wheels were beautifully true, but the bike still wobbled at speed, which was nasty on the bumpy sections of the road.

    Now, if only I can gear higher and find a steeper road. . .

    That's insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coondog#77 View Post
    That's insane!
    The problem was that this was approaching dusk, so the run before I only read 47.x, so I wanted another go!

    Luckily it worked, and I stopped riding for the day.

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    Boulder - Gold Hill - Sugarloaf by fishftw at Garmin Connect - Details

    not too hard if the (paved) road is steep enough. i think it's scarier on a road bike. skinny wheels, less road contact/braking surface, weaker brakes, little less stable...etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit View Post
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    Boulder - Gold Hill - Sugarloaf by fishftw at Garmin Connect - Details

    not too hard if the (paved) road is steep enough. i think it's scarier on a road bike. skinny wheels, less road contact/braking surface, weaker brakes, little less stable...etc.
    Agreed about it being scarier, it's definitely scarier. Even if I had road discs, I would still only have a small contact patch (I never run any slick bigger than a 28c). Kudos on 52!


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    37.8 on two different rides, off-road. And single speeds are slow on DH...

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    A bit less than 40 mph on my brakeless fixedgear commuter with 25 mm tyres geared 48/17. Cadence was nearly 170 rpm. And it's very hard (if possible) to controll speed at such high cadence. You need to torque even harder not to loose control.

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    On my *single speed* MTB it was around 38.9 mph, on a fire road.

    There was this one time I hit nearly mach 3 but I think my GPS had a hiccup.
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    On my single speed I think this is it 47mph...



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