Austrian Markus ‘Mad Max’ Stöckl set a new world record on December 31, 2016 while riding down a 45-degree slope in the Chilean desert, his top speed was 167.6km (about 104mph). He held the previous world record in 2011 while riding down the side of a volcano in Nicaragua.
“It’s a standard Mondraker downhill mountain bike so there’s no part on the bike that you cannot buy. Sure, it’s a high-end bike with the best parts of it but you can buy any part, nothing has been specially made.” said Markus ‘Mad Max’ Stöckl
To quench his thirst for speed, the Austrian national chose a mountain slope in the desert that had a summit of 13,031 feet (3,972 meters) altitude, a 45-degree slope at the start area and a run-off that was 3,937 feet (1,200 meters) from top to bottom.
“When you’re cycling above 100 mph (160 kph), each and every extra mile (kilometer) per hour requires an enormous effort. This force has an impact on the bike and the entire body.” said Markus ‘Mad Max’ Stöckl
Sounds crazy to me, are you up to beat his world record downhill speed?