Cyclist reaches 184mph, breaking world record

Denise Mueller-Korenek accomplishes feat on custom KHS bike

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Cyclist reaches 184mph, breaking world record

Not your average Sunday spin.

Speed demon Denise Mueller-Korenek broke the world land speed record for a paced bicycle last Sunday at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Mueller-Korenek reached a max speed of 183.93 mph, which was nearly 17 mph quicker than the former mark of 167 mph.

Cyclist reaches 184mph, breaking world record

The record breaking KHS bike.

Mueller-Korenek used a custom KHS bike that looked more like a chopper than a traditional two-wheeler. She was towed up to speed around 100 mph, than started cranking the pedals of her insanely high geared bike that’s spec’d with a 62-12 combo. She then drafted off the tow vehicle to reach the record breaking mark. The entire endeavor took around 5 miles, with towing lasting about 1.5 miles. Her custom bike is 7 feet long, has 17” wheels, and a very slack head angle.

Check out this report from the Wall Street Journal:

Here’s another look from inside the pace car:

And here’s a great inside look of the work Mueller-Korenek put in to achieve her miraculous feat:

Cyclist reaches 184mph, breaking world record

The team behind the record.

All photos by Matt Ben Stone. Check out more videos on RoadBikeReview.

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  • Matthew says:

    Yeah? You dudes want to try it? I thought not. If you watch the video on how this record has changed throughout the decades, you will see EVERY cyclist used drafting. I’d say this is pretty damned cool.

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