Old School Throwback: Dirty Tricks and Cunning Stunts

Jan 6, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
As it's Sunday it seems like a good time to hit up YouTube for gems from the past again. A few of you mentioned this little beauty in the comments last week, and a quick hunt dug it up: Dirty Tricks and Cunning Stunts. This is another one of the MBUK videos from the late 90s, featuring Martyn Ashton and Martin Hawyes trying to escape the clutches of Hans Rey and his henchmen... It also goes into technique for trials moves - after watching this for the first time, me and my brother spent hours and hours on the road outside our house, trying to get the movements dialed. Like last week there is quite a lot of swearing in this and people riding bicycles without the correct protective equipment. If you're likely to find this upsetting, it's maybe best you give it a miss. Some of you will probably be disappointed to know that there is no female nudity this week. The soundtrack is a but muffled, but that's just an excuse to turn it up louder, right?



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  • 150 0
 This was like watching porn. Bad acting, bad story line, but good riding.
  • 2 0
 @ 1min 45 EPIC!
  • 5 0
 I have this on DVD. Martyn Ashton is the guy who got me interested in mountain bikes.
  • 3 1
 I did. Damn dirty PB trickery
  • 5 0
 Cunning Stunts is definitely rhyming slang.
  • 6 0
 It's actually a spoonerism, not rhyming slang...
  • 7 3
 HAHA did anyone else read it as stunning c*nts for a second?
  • 3 1
 haha dirty minds and stunning c*nts is what i saw and was like what the f*ck??
  • 2 0
 Do I admit to prop #69?
  • 2 0
 Man those bad guys are terrible shots!
  • 3 1
 Cunning stunts is a bike trail around here lol
  • 3 0
 best monty python-parkour-poirot combo ever.. and there were bikes
  • 5 0
 Did you read the beggining warning: There are stunts in this video performed with out helmets (but with special protective wigs). hahahahahahaha
  • 1 0
 @Shredder-boy: have this on VHS!!!
  • 11 0
 Just because of the music in this video and the best known friendly GEMA I cant watch this probably amazing stuff -.-
  • 2 0
 try using a Youtube downloader? I have no idea if that would work... But what if it does?
  • 2 0
 Thanks for the Link Wink
  • 6 0
 Thank you pinkbike I am now 17 again
  • 3 0
 Class!! I still have this on VHS somewhere in the realms of my attic. Have any of you guys seen Martyn Ashton's new video -Road bike party... If not here's the link its awesome www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
  • 4 0
 aha my old man brought the me this on VHS I lost count of how much I watched, probably the biggest inspiration on mountain biking I ever had Razz
  • 4 0
 I've got to get me a special protective wig like it say's at the beginning!
  • 1 0
 agreed
  • 5 1
 You know those bikes are heavy as hell lol
  • 1 0
 oh how it takes me back hans(no way)rey the evil villan lol yet again a must have for ur dvd collection or vhs if still got 1 laughter from start to finish. stunt actors are jus so beleivable hahahaha
  • 1 0
 We need to see Dirt, the original MBUK video featuring JMC, Warner, Scott Dommett, Dave Hemming etal for next weekends Old School Throwback ! Then we can start on the Mudcows series!!
  • 4 1
 Now Danny MacAskill, are you willing to do this?
  • 3 0
 Best sunday morning entertainment in a long time
  • 3 0
 The 'boing, boing, boing' sound effects have just made my day... Woop!
  • 4 0
 scheiƟ Gema !
  • 2 0
 It looks like the Beastie Boys produced this - reminicent of "Sabatage"! Sigh, those days are gone now......
  • 1 0
 and yeh.. bb at their best
  • 2 0
 I like the DCD's on the 2 Martin's bikes, wonder if you can still get those things? I used to have a purple anodized one.
  • 1 0
 I have a blue anodized one that I used to run on my old crappy chepo bike that I had and couldn't fit a proper chain guide to. I got that off ebay. They seem to pop up on ebay quite often.
  • 3 0
 You couldn't buy a Union Jack one like Martin Ashton had so I did my own custom paint job - it looked awful but I thought it was the Ron Don. My bike was covered in MBUK stickers too. THE SHAME!
  • 2 0
 I don't know how many times I watched this when I was younger. Best MTB 'film' ever!!
  • 1 0
 This is the first Mountain Bike VHS purchased in my household as a kid Big Grin ... We used to watch it over and over just to try and learn the tricks...

LOVE IT...
  • 4 1
 Holy shit, ninjas!
  • 3 0
 best VHS I ever bought
  • 2 0
 Oldschool rocks , period !
  • 2 0
 Wouldn't want to say the last bit of the article name wrong!!
  • 3 1
 Lasted about a minute, just can't do it. Way to Cheezy...
  • 2 0
 You gotta remember, when in doubt, protective wig it out!
  • 2 0
 because bad guys always suck at shooting
  • 1 0
 I think this should be remade... as a homage to the guys who started it all... I wonder who'd be in it?
  • 1 0
 Megaskill?
  • 2 0
 bad guys flips - priceless Big Grin DDDD
  • 1 0
 Has anyone ever made an edit of just the riding action in 'Rad'? I'd like to see it.
  • 2 0
 nobody watched all of it... this is a rly good tutorial tbh
  • 1 0
 True dat. I spent many a rainy afternoon watching this with mates BITD. 'Chocolate foot forward!'.
  • 1 0
 Cool! I ride trials in Portland. If any one in the area wants to ride let me know.
  • 5 7
 Oh $hit... here come the "no helmet" comments.. To be fair, the decade that they're portraying in that beginning sequence was reckless in many aspects as it was "pre-AIDS and pro-cocaine".
  • 1 0
 awesome, im loving the skill on the retro bikes Smile
  • 1 0
 Turdy Dicks and Stunning c*nts?
  • 1 0
 one of my first bike vhs, and it is still good Smile
  • 1 0
 Look at how think those pedals are!
  • 1 0
 Check out the chain guide at 45:30
  • 1 0
 its a "Daves chain device" haha, proper retro (i used to have 1)
  • 1 0
 Anyone else wondering where I can get one of those protective wigs?
  • 1 0
 makes me want to ride my trek 920 singletrack!!
  • 2 0
 Damn, I had a trek 930 singletrack from the late 90s too!
  • 1 0
 fokin love it
  • 1 0
 30:52 .. oh god why.
  • 1 0
 hahaha that was great!
  • 1 0
 OMG! FLASHBACK!
  • 1 0
 That was sweet
  • 1 2
 well, that was different. the beginning was the best part of it. cheezy sound effects didn't really do it for me though. Frown
  • 1 0
 awesome !
  • 1 0
 AWESOME!!
  • 1 0
 haha. Sooo goofy.
  • 1 0
 its like im 16 again!!
  • 2 5
 who is this wragg hack? everything he posts is total crap. hope he works cheap.
  • 7 0
 I'd rather watch this (again) than watch slow motion skidding and back flips which is pretty well all that current videos have to offer these days. Ooooh another backflip.......
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