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World record speed for standard mountain bikes on gravel

World record speed for standard mountain bikes on gravel

<p>Austria’s Max Stockl has broken the world record speed for standard mountain bikes on gravel in the Atacama Desert. </p> <p>In ideal conditions the 42-year-old reached a top speed of over 167 km per hour, (104 miles per hour), on his run down a mountain in the Chilean desert.</p> <p>After years of preparation Stockl’s V-Max project came to fruition, on the 1200-metre, (3,937 feet), long slope, a new world record.</p>