Trials ace takes Wiggins’ bike for a spin + video
Martyn Ashton mesmerizes with his skills on a Pinarello Dogma 2
Martyn Ashton Road Bike Party is one of those videos you just have to see. It’s trials supremo Ashton going for a ride on a Pinarello Dogma 2 – the same type of bike used by Bradley Wiggins for his Tour de France win – and the skills on display are stunning.
Footage of a bloke riding over a bridge in Bristol might not sound too exciting but you have never seen it done in quite this way before. It’ll make your stomach go all funny.
The 5-minute vid, a promotion for WD-40, was filmed by Robin Kitchin in a variety of urban and coastal settings. Ashton also hits the skatepark, rides a wall of death at the fair, and backflips from the most unlikely of locations – a golf course bunker.
The best bit from our point of view is that he does the whole thing on the £10,000 carbon road bike. Take a look…
Oh, and if you're wondering how many sets of those Hope wheels Martyn broke doing the video, we asked him (well, Dave did), and here's what he said: "I can honetsly say that I didn't break a single thing. The bike is all good and I rode it on a normal road ride yesterday. I did have a spare set of wheels from Hope but they are still in their boxes. Had some great crashes though, the out-takes edit should be quite funny."