Video: Martyn Ashton - Road Bike Party

Oct 9, 2012 at 0:03
Oct 9, 2012
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Martyn Ashton takes the £10k carbon road bike used by Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish for a ride with a difference. With a plan to push the limits of road biking as far as his lycra legs would dare, Martyn looked to get his ultimate ride out of the awesome Pinarello Dogma 2. This bike won the 2012 Tour de France - surely it deserves a Road Bike Party!

Shot in various locations around the UK and featuring music from 'Sound of Guns'. Road Bike Party captures some of the toughest stunts ever pulled on a carbon road bike.

A Film by Robin Kitchin

Produced by Ashton Bikes

Music: Sound of Guns 'Sometimes'
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126 Comments

  • + 85
 I just want to say that Martyn Ashton is awesome... That is all...
  • + 8
 That's such a good publicity for Pinarello
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 I wonder how many punctures did he get for the make of this video Big Grin Awesome skills!!
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 All I have is respect!!!!!!!!
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 i bet this guy wont crash on a speed bump (canada sucks at road)
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 Straight MOBBIN'!
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 @Loucas, true it looks good for Pinarello, but it looks even better for the Hope rims. Those things took a beating! ps - I wonder who in the Sky squad gave him that bike.
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 mc2-media that guy, is a trials rider, I bet Ryan Leech wouldn't crash on a speed bump either.
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 if only he was cliped in...
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 and a good advert for Hope too! Cause those wheelsets are Hope ones Smile
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 "HOPE" those wheels are ok!!
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 @sillycyclist

It was Mark Cavendish's old bike
  • + 9
 @mc2-media, I'm assuming you're talking about Simon Whitfield? The guy who won both a gold medal in 2000 and a silver medal in 2008? Yeah, he sucks alright. One crash and all of those accomplishments are forgotten I guess. Don't be a douche.

Oh, and amazing riding by Martyn.
  • + 1
 i wonder how many flats he got?
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  • + 44
 Finally, some road riding worth watching.
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 i do road biking once in a while but never really watch any road biking videos until this video and this other one www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z1fSpZNXhU
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  • + 25
 All mountain, street trails, carbon tour de france winning road bike for sale ( well ridden)
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 It's TRIALS.
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 hey...y'know what your right it is "trials"....heres twenty pence so you can phone some one who gives a fu...
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  • + 19
 To all the guys that ever said I can't do that I haven't got the right bike, tyres etc....... F*ck you all!! Haha wicked riding man unbeliveable!!!
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 Love it - must drive the roadies crazy. I especially like the liberal application of WD-40 at the end of the video. I put that sh*t on everything.
  • + 17
 that part made me cringe!
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 They started making cycling specific cleaners/lubes according to one of the Interbike write-ups.

www.pinkbike.com/news/Dirt-Demo-Photos-Day-One-Interbike-2012.html
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  • + 8
 hahah holy shit what did i just watch f*cking badass man
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 All roadies are secretly like this...
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  • + 6
 Martyn is the OG Mcaskill, to all you kids out there Martyn was pushing the genre when ya'll were just twinkles in ya pops eye, Warner vintage.
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  • + 8
 Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude...
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 I second this comment!!
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  • + 5
 He lost all his credibility when I saw the chain ring grease on his calf muscle. That's CAT 5. Just kidding.
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  • + 6
 after watching this, I feel like a loser riding a trials bike
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 Is it just me, or did I not see any particularly harsh treatment of the bike? I know that he probably didn't pull off every move 1st take for the camera, but with his skill, he was probably sucking up a lot of the impact - you only have to watch the film to see how he isn't just smashing the bike into everything. It's all control and finesse... ergo, maybe it's the same bike start to finish???
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  • + 5
 I can drive my car into a river...but does that make it a boat? mad skillz
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 umm, yeah, I swear I was just riding along....
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  • + 4
 hahaha giving Mike Montgomery's road biking vid a run for its money! they should play a game of B.I.K.E.
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 I speak for all mechanics when I say that the WD-40 was a *cringe* moment.
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 I might be wrong but i'm pretty sure along with Vito sport, Animal, and many more WD-40 is one of his sponsors ! hence the product placement.
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 Its Bike specific WD-40, if ou look carefully it has a few extra stickers
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 LOL, thats funny shit!!! and to say that some of my triatlon friends get all pissed because there a bit of gravel on the road. Cant wait to see their faces!!LOL
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 gosh dammit! now i gotta respect roadies!? i mean, holy crap, this would be a rad video of talent on a "purpose" built bike. instead you had level up. flipping a sand trap!? i might have pooped myself a bit.
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  • + 5
 jaw hits floor......
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 i can´t believe what i just saw.... even it´s not mountain biking this video should be video of the year or something like that.
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  • + 3
 Martyn is a legend, he is the dude that got me into bikes! Robin is also very handy with a camera! Big Grin
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  • + 3
 this is amazing! would be impressive even without the road bike aspect haha
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 Ive lways wanted to ride my bike around a golf course!! Bunkers are so fun Smile
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 WTF... That is Re-Donculous! Is he having a Bubble bath!? Quality Vid!
Wonder how many wheels and frames he went through!? lol Smile
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  • + 4
 Road bike rampage!
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  • + 1
 I was cringing the whole time but it was def a sweet edit. He was really smooth on that thing. I wonder how much stuff he broke components wise.
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  • + 3
 Maybe road cycling CAN be fun
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  • + 2
 Amazing skills, where can you buy a road bike that can you make a talented rider lolSmile
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  • + 2
 A true legend of the sport, cant help but think of him on the blue and yellow canondale, with martin hawes on his giany...
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  • + 1
 Good luck trying to warranty a carbon frame after this vid: "I dropped my bike and now the carbon is cracked" Pinarello: "Not likely..."
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  • + 2
 AWESOME!!! was the bowl bit at kings park in Bournemouth???
  • + 3
 yes it was. a lot of the scenes were in this neck of the woods
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 Who needs a mountainbike anyway????
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 da heck did i just watch?
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  • + 1
 How the frick did he do that with drop bars??!?

Also is that Robin Kitchin of old team Animal??
  • + 1
 Not that this takes anything away from the awesomeness that is Martyn Ashton, but he had a cheater stem on there—crazy rise and a stack of spacers.
  • + 2
 Yes that the Robin K from team animal, he's been a photographer for years now.
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 What´s going wrong with him O.o?! Insane action he does with this bike....
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 i wonder how many wheels he went through making that awesome little vid though
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 lol this is the new bike of Red Bull Rampage
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  • + 1
 So frigging awesome, I just keep watching it in disbelief ! Martyn that was immense.
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 Some of the following scenes should not be attempted... Yep that just about sums it up
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 Dude that is sick, Just have to say I felt like any moment the bike would snap! Dope stuff mate!!
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  • + 2
 Excuse me sir, I think you dropped your jaw.
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 wonder if the rims are still straight
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 Those are carbon fiber rims from hope, they are surely still straight. Wink
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  • + 2
 That was literally the coolest road bike video ever! Hands Down!!!!
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 This was unbelievable!!!!!
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 This was awesome! Nicely done.
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 How many tires did he pop?
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 Total gnar factor on the bridge made me pucker just watching
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 spandex and shaved legs...... Sick...
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  • + 1
 that is the best damn riding i have ever seen on a road bike!!! i love it.
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 I used to be a believer in Physics... now I don't know WHAT to believe!
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 WD-40 on a bike?!?!?! blasphemy!!!
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  • + 1
 what did my eyes just see :O That was very impressive!!!
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 Very very cool ride roadrace trials style
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  • + 1
 He obviously got bored with just boring road biking
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 And please wear knee pads or somethin its scary! hahaha
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  • + 1
 Great to see Ashton still rippin' it up - long live the old skool!!
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  • + 1
 D Mac is gonna have to step up his game or get a road bike 
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 NO.fo'real i had too watch that twice what the...
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  • + 1
 Check out that pedal bite at 0:43....gnarly
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 6500 frameset... ahh bash it good boy!
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 how many wheel-sets do you reckon this movie destroyed?
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  • + 2
 Holy crap. rad
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  • + 0
 damn that was sick cant wait to see what he can do on a downhill or even a trials
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 WTF...Is this real?!?!?! lol
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  • + 1
 Sickest thing ever!!!!
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  • + 1
 Absolute CLASS !!!!
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  • + 1
 PQP!!! YEAH!!!
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 those poor poor rims
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  • + 1
 epic! enough said
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  • + 0
 some major street cred!
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 I hope to see more trials covered in Pinkbike
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 i bet this guy wont crash on a speed bump (canada sucks at road)
  • + 1
 Ryder won the Giro D'Italia this year in case you forgot. I probably spelt his name wrong
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 Hey! I've met Ryder and he is a tank. You wouldn't even have time to eat his dust.
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