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Guinness Book of World Records longest bicycle 2016

Using the same type of trusses that hold the lighting and other theatrical equipment for concerts, members of Dutch cycling organisation the Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg put together a bicycle measuring 117 feet, 5 inches (35.79 meters) to get into the record books. And it’s official, thanks to documentation and inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records for 2016.

Stretch past the break to check the video and another pic of the end of the bike, where one poor soul has to pedal it all…

Guinness Book of World Records longest bicycle 2016

Talk about being the stoker. Technically the bike can turn, but the turning radius makes it completely impractical. And technically, this one isn’t even the longest one. A group of Aussies beat them by riding a bike measuring a full 41.42m earlier this year (at the Tour Down Under, no less). Check out the full story from GWR here, which has pics of the real record holder.

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ginsu
ginsu
7 years ago

That’s not even interesting, it’s just lame. If they had created front and rear wheel steering it might actually be ride able some place.

Jake
Jake
7 years ago

Size isn’t everything, here in Oregon we have better bikes and better smoke than Holland.

brain maxed out unable to process anything new

I’d be impressed if they could wheelie it, but 29+” wheels make it extremely difficult.

Burton
Burton
7 years ago

I wish I could have the last 37 seconds of my life back.

Hello
Hello
7 years ago

That is stupid, it’s not even a bike and shouldn’t be on here.
Shame on you bikerumor.

Robius
Robius
7 years ago

Yo calm down you guys. They just wanted to break the record and that is all. Chill for gods sake.

zlee
zlee
7 years ago

If only they made it with shorter chainstays… Would be much easier to manual!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Yet they didn’t even break the record. Is there a Guinness book of runner ups now too? Still worth an article in my opinion, just don’t get the whole record breaking thing when it wasn’t even as long as the Australian bike…

Lars TB
Lars TB
7 years ago

@Jake: but here in Amsterdam we smoke better while riding the bike!

chris
chris
7 years ago

It looks a lot nicer than the Aussie one. They should go for longer!!!

ascarlarkinyar
7 years ago

Meh…….let me know when the carbon version comes out. ….

Drew Diller
7 years ago

Bike News Story: “Check out this bike related bit of goof-off engineering these guys did, isn’t it weird?”

Bike News Story Patrons: “HOW DARE YOU”

C’mon guys. Go ride your bike if this is the best you can do for valueless comments.

Dsand
Dsand
7 years ago

Omg I love the music like does anyone know who that Russian house DJ is?

JC
JC
7 years ago

What type of BB? Through axles? Slack headtube angle? Where’s all the important details

bearCol
bearCol
7 years ago

I know longer TT’s are trending but this is taking it too far.

Wouter
Wouter
7 years ago

wheelie please

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
7 years ago

No idiotic press fit bb = win

Bald Ben
Bald Ben
7 years ago

Weld pannier rails to both sides and that could be the ultimate long-distance touring bike.

Pachinko Jones
Pachinko Jones
7 years ago

BB needs to drop at least 2mm before I ride that on singletrack.

guest
guest
7 years ago

this is no bike

alex
alex
7 years ago

This is just stupid, like most guiness records.

bsimon
bsimon
7 years ago

waiting for more info on that 5 spoke front. New disc mag wheel? Yes!

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