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This Bike Is The World’s Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle

This large kidney bean like bike is the fastest bike, and if you happen to see it zoom through the street, fret not, it’s the world’s fastest human powered bike.

Canadian engineering company Aerovelo named it The Eta bike. The bike takes a bullet shape, thanks to a large carbon fiber outer shell that cuts down on drag.

The bike broke the world record for maximum 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.