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## What is the acceleration of a bike?

The power required to cycle has been estimated and shows that cyclists deliver around 150 W on the flat, but that this rises to around 250 W climbing hills. Mean acceleration on **the flat is 0.231 m/s ^{2}** and the average power output over the acceleration phase, which is of mean duration 26 s, is approximately 120 W.

## What is the maximum acceleration of a bike?

Acceleration values for motorcycles without a passenger vary from 3.0 to 3.5 m.s-2 for a normal start and from **4.0 to 7.0 m.s-2** for maximum start.

## Is 30 mph on a bike fast?

Average speed – indications

Most cyclists can achieve 10-12 mph average very quickly with limited training. More experienced, short-medium distance (say 20-30 miles): average 15-16 mph. Reasonable experience, medium (say 40 miles): average around 16-19 mph.

## Is a lighter bike faster?

In fact, he did the math to see just how much speed a cyclist can save with a lighter bike. … Even at the steepest grade he tested (7 percent), a one-pound difference between bikes only saves about 2.5 seconds—and the lightest bike only reaches the **top 7.5 seconds faster than the heaviest one**.

## Are more expensive bikes faster?

More expensive bikes generally have components that work a little better, are easier to maintain, adjust and stay in adjustment better, are lighter and more durable. They **are not “faster” just because they cost more**.

## What is average acceleration?

**Average acceleration refers to the rate at which the velocity changes**. We divide the change in velocity by an elapsed time to find out the average acceleration of anything. For instance, if the velocity of a crazy ball increases from 0 to 60 cm/s in 3 seconds, the average acceleration of the ball would be 20 cm/s/s.

## What is the speed constant?

Definition: **When the speed of an object remains the same** – it does not increase or decrease – we say it is moving at a constant speed.

## What is a good distance for a beginner cyclist?

A **beginner cyclist** should aim to cycle 8mph (12kph) which will achieve a **distance** of 8 miles (12km) every hours on **average**. The **distance** travelled will be affected by the surface of the ground, the weather and the type of **bike** used.