average speed..mtb / hybrid only

scottgeniusltd2005 Posts: 575
edited March 2009 in Commuting chat
this is just for the people on hybrid or mtb's...please!!! let us know if you have slicks on or knobblies
Cotic Soul rider.


  • Mikelyons
    Mikelyons Posts: 154
    About 14-15 mph (depending how often I catch the red lights)
    Fast Hybrid (Ridgeback Genesis) -
    Slick Tyres (Specialized All condition - Armadillo)

  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    Used to be 19mph+ over 7 miles each way when I did that commute.

    SS MTB, 38:12 gearing, slicks.
  • 6 miles, 28-29 minutes, off road

    5.5 miles, 18-20 minutes on road

    Saracen Pylon, 42-16 singlespeed.

    Schwalbe Marathons 1.5" semi slick @ 50psi.

  • snooks
    snooks Posts: 1,521
    On my slicked MTB with a 48 tooth chain ring, I can happily keep up 18 mph on the flat, unless I'm caught by traffic or lights ;)
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  • prj45
    prj45 Posts: 2,208
    Always just under 13mph, but then I travel 14 miles and stop and traffic lights. I travel on the flat at 22mph or thereabouts.

    Fast hybrid (practically a road bike, just with flat bars and v-brakes) with slicks..
  • roger_merriman
    roger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    10mph + normally though busy traffic plus very heavy (cheap and laden) out off rush hour can be closer to 20mph.
  • emdeef
    emdeef Posts: 98
    On an MTB (Giant Terrago) with knobblies (Panaracer Fire XC 1.8)

    Average is about 9 mph! But it is about half hill and some off road on a bridlepath.
  • emdeef
    emdeef Posts: 98
    Hey where did that smiley face come from? forgot to add 7 miles each way
  • FyPunK
    FyPunK Posts: 160
    I have a 6.5 mile each way commute, all flat apart from one bridge.
    This years avg so far is 14.1 mph
    Bike Ridgeback Velocity kitted with Conti Contacts in winter and Contact City Contacts in summer.
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  • Tobiwan
    Tobiwan Posts: 28
    About 14mph on average on my cycling computer (which stops the clock when not moving for more than a few seconds). On the flat without traffic in the way I'll generally cruise at a bit under 20mph.

    I ride a slicked hybrid (specialized sirrus elite), stop at TLs, in moderate to heavy traffic, with panniers + basic toolkit in saddlebag, about 6.5 miles each way.
  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    depending on the day.....usually about 15......fire xc pros.
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  • crewman_5
    crewman_5 Posts: 15
    Mostly average about 14 mph over my 12 mile commute (mostly flat and traffic with a great big hill at the end) but generally 18-20 on the flat bits.

    Bike: Cannondale Rush dressed in Hutchinson Piranhas.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull, repetitive, anti-social, highly-stressed, narrow-minded, out-of-condition, sickness-prone boy.
  • nice one guys,

    the point of this was to see if it was feasible to hit 15mph on an mtb with slicks, judging by the poll it doesn't seem impossible (currently at 11 to 12 mph on major hilly circuit, but i am fat and unfit (ish) at moment), so i can now spoil my scott with new cassette, chain, middle ring, pads, bb and may even go for some narrower carbon flat bars instead of buying a new bike for my commute in sept (24 to 27 miles to uni in 6 week blocks) oh and a new ortleb flight (yummy), she's just had an enforced rear shock service (ouch!!!) and new free hub bearings, get her back tomorrow, i hope so. and the best thing is the wife won't mind because i got rid of my landy on jan 2nd....don't miss paying £700 per month in diesel at all!!!. and the wife won't mind me banging in the miles over summer either...bonus!!! just wish i had thought of rearranging life years ago...

    thanks guys
    Cotic Soul rider.
  • EricaR
    EricaR Posts: 26
    11-13 on my MTB.

    I like the way the graph at this point looks like someone sticking their middle finger up. I enetered my vote and its like it said "screw you you slow bastard" lol