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May
2017
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World’s Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle Hits 89 MPH

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  This is the fastest human-powered vehicle in the world. Engineers at Aerovelo created a bike that hit a speed of 89.59 mph, breaking their own previous record.
The rider lays in a tight, reclined position, allowing the bike to have a highly aerodynamic shape. The frame and shell are made from carbon fiber, making it both light and sturdy. Two video monitors inside the vehicle allow the rider to see the road. Data is also displayed on the monitors, allowing the rider to perfectly time when to start the final sprint. The bike’s wheels spin three times faster than an average road bike, getting up to 1,200 rpm.

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