WATCH: World record 167km/hr on a mountain bike

Austrian Max Stockl has broken a world record by reaching speeds of 167.6km/hr on his mountain bike.

Stockl traveled to the Atacama region in Chile, got almost 4000m above sea level before pointing his bike downhill and taking off.

The 1200m course was outrageously steep and with his heart rate racing Stockl reached the outrageous speed of almost 167km/hr.

Stockl flying. Pic: Red Bull Media House
Chile was the perfect place for the record attempt. Pic: Getty