This Bike Is The World’s Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle
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If you see something resembling a large kidney bean zooming through the streets at breakneck speeds, fear not: It’s probably just the world’s fastest (human-powered) bike.
The Eta bike — as Canadian engineering company Aerovelo named it — takes a bullet shape, thanks to a large carbon fiber outer shell that cuts down on drag. The bike recently broke the world record for max speed on a bike, at 89.59 mph.
To put this in perspective, keep in mind that world-class cyclists—such as those you’d find racing in the Tour de France—will generally hit a max of about 40 mph on flat streets, in short bursts. The Eta bike more than doubles that. To put this in even sharper perspective, when most normal people ride their bikes—let’s say, in city streets—it’s rare to eclipse 10 mph, unless they’re really gunning it.
According to Kate Baggaley for Popular Science, the Eta bike is incredibly lightweight, tipping the scales at just about 55 pounds.