The bike that Denise Mueller-Korenek set a bicycle land speed record on just a few days ago

Denise Mueller-Korenek
Denise Mueller-Korenek hit the Interbike show floor to sign autographs just a few days after she set a bicycle land speed record, making her the fastest human being on a bike. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
She pushed her custom KHS bike to 183.9 miles per hour behind a specially designed pace car. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
The carbon frame looks pretty wacky, with its stretched out wheelbase and unique geometry. But it maintains the traditional dual-triangle bicycle design. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
But a third triangle is worked into the design closer to the rear wheel, presumably to increase stiffness in the rear end that would prevent wandering at high speeds. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
Stout carbon reinforcement at the rear-rear triangle. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
Custom head badge. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
The bottom bracket junction is surprisingly small given how burly the rest of the tubing is. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
The bike features a two-sided drivetrain. A second bottom bracket shell is mounted to the bottom tube to connect the cog to the rearward chainring, which in turn runs via a chain to the cog on the rear wheel. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
The extension off the front of the head tube is designed to help Mueller-Korenek slow down once she has reached the record-breaking speed. You can see some damage to the piece where it collided with the pace vehicle during the slowing process. Mueller-Korenek says it took over a mile for her to slow down from her record-breaking speed of 183.9 miles per hour. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
Such a high-speed ride across the Bonneville Salt Flats isn’t a smooth one. This Kinext suspension post helps take the edge off. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
A Hopey steering damper helps stabilize the rider’s steering at high speeds, which is understandably crucial in such an undertaking. A small steering mistake could lead to a disastrous crash. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
Caked sand from the Bonneville Salt Flats creeps into just about every crevice on the bike, but it’s most visible on the wheels. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Mueller-Korenek's KHS
Mueller-Korenek wore a piece of fabric across the front of her helmet to keep the sand and salt at bay during the attempt. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com