Must Watch: Danny MacAskill's X Games Real MTB 2021 Edit

Apr 19, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

Danny MacAskill and filmer/editor Robbie Meade’s entry into Real Mountain Bike 2021.

Click the following links to watch the other athlete edits:

Vero Sandler
DJ Brandt
Brandon Semenuk
Brage Vestavik
Cam Zink


84 Comments

  • 350 1
 Mind blowing yet entirely unpretentious. Case study in how to be a bike genius and not be a dick about it.
  • 13 1
 This.
  • 11 0
 Well said.
  • 6 0
 He does the insanely impossible! Jaw dropping!
  • 3 0
 Unbelievable
  • 2 0
 Nailed it
  • 11 0
 Can we just admit that nothing Danny does looks "real" the guy is a damn sorcerer
  • 1 0
 True Dat!
  • 11 1
 only video that..

1) wasnt pretentious with a bunch of fake ooh and aahs and claps or look at me when i was a kid and now i rock
2) had actual new tricks, these are the hardest
3) had a really nice edit

the only thing it could have been missing is a massive jump, but honestly, that's still my favorite anyway
  • 4 0
 @LeecarL: The laws of physics for sure don't appear to apply to this lad do they?
  • 1 0
 Refined and tasteful like well composed vintage wine. Danny let's his riding speak for himself
  • 1 0
 Comment of the year
  • 58 0
 I'm more convinced then ever that Danny isn't mortal That jump over the tree branch was some next level stuff
  • 2 0
 The change from impulsion to rotation is pretty impressive. The frontwheel almost comes to a halt..
  • 1 0
 @Will-narayan: He used the top line of barbed wire to catch his front tyre. Absolutely bonkers.
  • 33 0
 Super impressive in it's own right. Bike handling skills on another level compared to the others. And that insane front flip at the end. IMO the only real competition to Vestavik.
  • 7 2
 Vestavik was impressive but IMO McAskill is just better - while the former has massive balls obviously, its pretty sloopy. The later makes it look like actual magic. I don't even understand how hes pulling some of the slides - everything's perfect
  • 1 0
 Yep, his overall bike handling and especially slow speed bike control, even backwards, is second to none. There goes the rest of my mtb self worth, that's left after watching Brandon and Brage
  • 1 0
 @will-irvine: yes. like i said vestavik is impressive in his own right, dude's amazing. but even on his cleanest segment hes not as clean heh.
  • 31 1
 I'm a simple man. I see Danny, I click.
  • 2 3
 The Grouch - Simple Man
  • 23 0
 I got to the comments section a wee bit early.
  • 14 0
 Imaginate will be no problem
  • 12 0
 @lehott: Depends, of he was supposed to pick the kids up at the day care, or if he missed his session at the gymnasium...
  • 19 0
 That jib on the picnic table.
  • 15 0
 Danny's the best. Spends months learning whole news ways to ride his bike and then puts them ALL into a simple video without a 7 minute introduction. Then does it again. And again.
  • 16 0
 Dude a hippie jump on a MTB. That's sick
  • 6 0
 Danny can have fun riding anywhere. I think that is his genius beyond his mind-boggling skills, he makes the coolest stuff out of something that looks terrible to try and ride.
  • 2 1
 I really enjoy watching Danny's videos, as well as Sam Pilgrim's because of this. It just makes you want to ride your bike and have fun doing it!
  • 3 0
 I remember from the edit where he first did the front-flip over a fence bit, he mentioned it was the hardest trick in the bit and had to practice it a bunch of times.

I wonder if he's done it enough that it's easier for him now, or if he was wrecking a bunch in the snow before he got it right?
  • 1 0
 This flip is different
  • 1 0
 It's a new trick again, not a repeat of what he did before. In the Skye video it was front wheel into the fence, in this it's back wheel into a stump to get the rotation.
  • 2 0
 Its cool to see all different, but very very good riders who come from different disciplines in the sport all compete in one contest. Like you got the big mountain dudes vs Danny mac and his insane trials style of riding. Where else would you see that? Its sick!
  • 5 0
 Yuppp, he's from a special bike skills planet. Absolute insanity
  • 3 0
 nobody riding a bike makes me smile as consistently as danny, and that includes my wee one. it's all just ridiculously class and ridiculously difficult
  • 1 0
 Honestly one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, if you didn't know what level he rode at you'd never believe it from speaking to him, a true gentleman.
  • 1 0
 Can only second that - met him at the World Cup in Fort William and he was just riding his SC trials bike around talking to people. Happy to chat and pose for pictures. Just an outstanding person.
  • 3 0
 The picnic bench slide at :34 brings a lot more joy to my life than I can even understand.
  • 2 0
 That is what makes Danny's riding so entertaining isn't it? All the multilayered tricks with so many individual moves stuffed so close together on a single hit when just the one big jump on its own would already be enough to make most edits.
  • 1 0
 I didn't even see it the first time I watched it, I was distracted by the wee dump tructor (which also brings me joy)
  • 2 0
 Doesn't look "xgame" to me...!
Danny's technic level is the best, but this edit (as his others) still looks like a family program
  • 3 0
 This dude makes it look sooooo easy. I don't know how he does it.
  • 2 0
 Loved the video, but Red Bull has this show the same shot twice and/or in slow mo. This would be great to see raw.
  • 1 0
 This is awesome but I feel like after seeing Danny's other bids is this is just how he always rides on a day out. Must be so fun to be that good.
  • 3 0
 meanwhile I have been trying to learn to manual for years....
  • 5 4
 IMO this short clip editing style does not play well with Danny, I need slow paced editing to process what I have witnessed
  • 1 0
 Lmao I totally get what you're saying, by the time I had the time to react to the insane stuff he was doing, he was already doing something else!
  • 2 0
 the hippy jump makes the whole edit.
  • 3 0
 obviously CGI
  • 1 0
 @cvoc: Yup, CGI....if CGI is short for Completely Gawdamb Incredible !
  • 1 0
 My joints hurt just watching. He is next level and completely down to earth about it.
  • 2 0
 "STAY ON YA BIKE DANNY!!!!!"
  • 1 0
 My shins cringed at the branch leap. How many takes did it take before he landed squarely back on the pedals?
  • 1 0
 Maca-skills . Concrete and algae don't mix . Learned the hard way . Broken femur .
  • 1 0
 I really would like to see how he would handle Rampage. Different than the Freeriders but mind blowing for sure.
  • 1 0
 Gate made of plain white, fresh wood. Guess danny wrecked the old one on his first attempts. :-)
  • 1 0
 Check out the fork flex between 1:05 and 1:08

Insane riding , brilliant vid
  • 1 0
 The Wayne Gretzky of trials; just that much better than everybody else. Wow.
  • 1 0
 Never gets old watching Danny. Unbelievable talent.
  • 2 0
 Totally unreal
  • 1 0
 His precision is surreal. He is quite literally a one in a million rider.
  • 2 0
 Chapeau!!!
  • 1 0
 Another planet. Entirely.
  • 1 0
 I can do everything he did in the first 4 seconds
  • 1 0
 Everybody else just pack up and go home.
  • 1 0
 Which bike is this ? Is it the Bronson ? 5010 ?
  • 1 0
 5010
  • 1 0
 actually no
  • 1 0
 I did not expect that front flip
  • 1 0
 I am sorry but this is not "real MTB". Otherworldly skills.
  • 1 0
 I'm a sucker for a nice fufanu
  • 1 0
 I like your tricks, you're the best!!!
- Sam, 8 years old Smile
  • 1 0
 Danny once again making the impossible look easy.... Very nice indeed.
  • 1 0
 A class of its own !
  • 1 0
 This guy is amazing ....
  • 1 0
 daaamn that ender
  • 1 0
 I can do that...
  • 1 0
 Worthy
  • 1 0
 1:05 ... Pike flex Smile
  • 1 0
 Damn! He’s good.
  • 1 0
 SICK!!!!!
  • 6 9
 Nice but have you recently seen Brage slap a turn ?

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