Sunday, April 14, 2013
Lightest bike: Gunter Mai breaks Guinness world record
BERLIN, Germany -- German Gunter Mai stunned the cycling world by
building a light bike which tipped the scales at 2.8kg; he logged over 20,000km on the machine, setting the new world record for the Lightest full-size racing bicycle,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Lightest bike. Photo courtesy: Emir (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Lightest full-size racing bicycle was set by Mirko Glöckner (Germany), who constructed a full-size racing bicycle called Sub 4.0 weighing 3.89 kg (8 lb 9.2 oz). The cycle has a carbon fibre frame weighing 873 g (1 lb 14.7 oz) and components made of largely of aluminium, titanium, and carbon fibre.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Tallest rideable bicycle, set by Terry Goertzen (Canada), who rode a 5.55 m (18 ft 2.5 in) tall bicycle, without any stabilisers, over a distance in excess of 300 m (1,000 ft) at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, Canada.
The backbone of this exceptional build is a custom 642.5g frame built by German firm Spin. Bosses were even integrated into the frame's head tube to accomodate super light, down tube-style shifters.
"The build features a one-off fork produced by THM, the people behind the world's lightest production road bike fork. The result is a 185.9g carbon masterpiece between the frame and front wheel," the BikeRadar reported.
"Another incredible achievement is the wheelset on this bike, totalling a scary 583g. The rims were manufactured by AX Lightness but using carbon fibre rumoured to only be available in Formula 1, an industry widely renowned as the forefront of carbon fibre development.
These very special rims could only be paired with an equally exquisite set of hubs. Step in Dash Cycles from Boulder, Colorado. The front hub weighs just 30g and the rear only 84g!"
Related world records:
Longest distance cycled in one hour: Robert Marchand sets world record (Video)
Largest bicycle parade: Taiwan sets world record (Video)
Longest distance cycled on one wheel in an hour: Dave Robilliard sets world record
Longest manual on a mountain bike: Zach Hutelin sets world record
Farthest distance static cycled in 24 hours: Team CanCare sets world record
Most electricity generated on bikes within 24 hours: Soreen
miles pedalled: Chris Davies
time to ride 1000 km on a bicycle: Pap Zoltan
Indoor Static Cycling Class: Life Time Fitness
Outdoor Static Cycling Class: Life Time Fitness