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BMX stunt video gets 2 million views in two days

As regular users of this site will know we're partial to the odd BMX video now and again and this one from Milwaukee rider Tim Knoll is a bit special - it's had over two million views on Youtube since Tuesday when it was posted (and when we originally meant to stick it on here, honest).

 

Knoll's video doesn't feature the sorts of death defying jumps and tricks (or indeed budget) we've come to expect from trials rider supreme, Danny MacAskill. Instead it's a collection of finely honed tricks and stunts that owe a lot to his origins as a flatland BMXer, although this isn't by any means pure flatland as there are obstacles involved in many of the tricks - including lorry trailers although the most impressive bit is him somersaulting off one bike and on to the pegs of another… although you might think differently.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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notfastenough [3685 posts] 3 years ago
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Mental. But brilliant.

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nowasps [428 posts] 3 years ago
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When I see the likes of McCaskill and Akrigg doing their tricks, I think of them as cyclists. When I see this guy, it puts me more in mind of a circus performer.

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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My first cycling passion was bmx. Even now I still want one (much to my kids shame)

Great video. Mad skills.

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atlaz [184 posts] 3 years ago
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In approach, he reminds me of the Japanese skateboarder Gou Miyagi. Absolutely just doing his own thing

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Chuck [546 posts] 3 years ago
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Flippin 'eck.

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hampstead_bandit [614 posts] 3 years ago
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as a BMX rider who started BMX in 1981..I can only say:

simply awesome  16

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Joel [20 posts] 3 years ago
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Fantastic, really original