How fast have you been on your mountain bike? 50 mph? 60 maybe? Well, Markus Stoeckl has you beat… by a lot. Stoeckl is the rider who hit 130.7 mph, the world speed record for a mountain bike, blasting down the Chilean Alps. Sure, the full skinsuit and 45 degree slope had something to do with that speed, but we all know the real reason that Soeckl was able to hit a top speed faster than many cars was his trick, Red Bull helmet. Well, good news for you, then, because Red Bull is auctioning off that helmet, along with some other pretty amazing sports gear, in the Wings for Life charity auction.
Wings for Life is a non-profit organization which is working towards a cure for spinal cord injuries causing paralysis, something that is near and dear to any dirt rider’s heart. In order to raise some funds for the cause, Wings for Life is auctioning off some unique and significant pieces of sports history. Aside from the Stoekl helmet and skinsuit, you can get Nicky Hayden’s or Dani Pedrosa’s MotoGP helmets, ski-jump gear from Adam Malysz and Thomas Morgenstern, and amazingly, even a replica of David Coulthard’s 2007 F1 car.
The bidding is happening on eBay starting March 23, and all items (yes, even the F1 car) are starting at $1, so dig deep and help out a good cause, while picking up some unique and amazing sports swag!
Check out the ridiculous video of Stoeckl’s record run after the jump.