Video: Danny MacAskill In Barcelona!

Feb 21, 2014
by Matt Wragg  


Taking a team of riders to a city overflowing with unique spots to ride is usually a safe bet to produce a new video - however, things are never that easy!

With Ali Clarkson and Sean Watson both on the injured list and Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw needing to leave the trip early, the pressure was on. Fortunately, between showers, slams and sangria all of the riders managed to make their mark on the streets of Barcelona and this video is the result.

For more information on the Arcade, Fourplay and Skye Team bikes featured, check out www.InspiredBicycles.com.

Filmed/Edited: Mark Westlake, Photo Credit: Mark Westlake


123 Comments

  • + 135
 Thanks Pinkbike…I am now 8 minutes later for work than I would have been...
  • + 76
 A man's gotta have his priorities.. And yours are in the right place, man.
  • + 25
 There's always time to watch Macaskill. I'm pretty sure I've seen all his videos at least 5 times but it never gets old! Just show your boss the video, I'm sure he'll understand!
  • + 16
 If you would have skipped the intro to where the riding began you would have only been 6 minutes late to work. Im not knockin the intro but sometimes you gotta get down to business!
  • + 2
 Show this to your boss, and you'll be fine!
  • + 2
 Well yeah..how about my girlfriend wait for me over 16 minutes.......
  • + 3
 What did you watch after this video?
  • + 10
 GenBit probably watched it 2X son!!!! He waits for her to put her mask on, she can damn well wait while D-Mac throws down some legendary!
  • + 2
 yeh, definitely worth watching it twice!
  • + 2
 Did anyone see rigid fork for sale with 20mm axle? I'm talking about same one Danny has. I've been trying to contact inspired on facebook, but received no response.
  • + 1
 @sashamtbrider: DMR made a 20mm version of the Trailblade fork but I have no idea if its the same one Macaskill uses.

www.dmrbikes.com/products/forks/trailblade
  • + 41
 Head and shoulders above any other trials rider. In terms of creativity, execution and pure style he is THE BEST!! Also a cool, super humble guy. Props!!!
  • + 8
 Check out Ali C's other videos, they're awesome. He built my old trials bike when I was younger at Tartybikes, really nice guy.
  • - 8
flag SintraFreeride (Feb 21, 2014 at 7:35) (Below Threshold)
 Danny is a great street trials rider but he is NOT the best trials rider by far! Ever heard of Kenny Baley, Vincent Herance and Giles Coustellier (just to name a few)?
  • + 15
 someone has said that he was the best trial rider ever? we know that he isn't, but he mixes street riding and trial better than any other rider. did you ever compare darren berrecloth to sam hill ?
both are amazing mtb riders but who is the best ? we don't care.

danny is like freeriders compared to the racers, a "free trial rider" I would dare to say, and in term of performance we don't mind if he's the best trial rider in the world.
  • + 3
 "head and shoulders above any other trials rider" is a BIG statement to make. But you gotta back it up... Danny is a great rider that does mix street and trials riding very very well an I never said otherwise. As for the "we know he isn't" you and I know but not everyone does! Trials is not very well known sport which is why I wrote those names (hopefully with the objective of people looking them up and seeing some of their riding!)
  • + 12
 chris akrigg is my idea of a "trials freerider" and danny has a plussize bmx street vibe for me. all amazing!
  • + 1
 just to add the nike bmx crew ripped this city as well
  • + 5
 every BMX team ever has ripped this city...seriously. for BMX, filming in Barcelona is played out
  • + 11
 For me Danny Mac is the best at trials...Chris akrigg trials freerider but I think both these riders at some point looked up to the man himself....Martin Ashton.
  • + 1
 @ccolagio - true.
  • - 3
 best trial rider....???!!!! i don't really care i'm dreaming when i watch these guys making it Easy!!!
Props to all the riders who take pleasure behind the handlebar!!
for the Frenchies.... check my bikeschool www.omegabike.fr !
Cheers
  • + 3
 Pfft it wasn't even that risky. Ride that with Avids and then I'll be impressed.
  • + 3
 They man himself... meaning Hans Rey?
  • + 1
 Since when does Martin Ashton look the same as hans rey??
  • + 4
 Martin Ashton is amazing, but Hans Rey is like... the Yoda of trials.
  • + 22
 I feel quite sorry for all the other riders, they've all got so much skill yet Danny is always the one in the limelight.
  • + 6
 Messi has better.
  • + 5
 @chyu, Danny is the Messi of trials riding.
  • + 14
 yeah i think PinkBike messed up the title for this one...kind of BS. its an Inspired TEAM video PB, not just danny...
  • + 2
 haha when u said Messi @Chyu i thought you were talking about football with Lionel Messi!!!
i HATE Football!!!
  • + 16
 The whole Inspired team is amazing! Really cool to watch them ride some of the spots Aaron Chase and I rode for NWD back in the day. Danny's last shot doing the pretty much same line I did but backwards was rad!! Great video guys!
  • + 3
 Watching this I couldn't help wishing they would throw a couple of bars and x's. Seeing your post reminded me of who got me used to expecting that. Your the rider who first showed me that street trials existed. Ali used to throw an Xup or two before a drop. It wouldn't be too hard for these guys and shows a bit of fun and style.
  • + 13
 They make it look so damn easy... To the point I go and try it and just fail miserably
  • + 11
 I guess the rider in all black is to cool for school without a helmet, until he smacks his head......good luck buddy.
  • + 9
 You've guessed wrong. His cap is a helmet, it has a rigid shell inside and is currently going through testing. Do you not think it odd that a baseball cap has chin straps on?
  • + 8
 well i guess its supposed to fly off then, so much for a damn helmet
  • + 2
 No different to a loose piss pot. I'm sure if he'd done his straps up it would have been fine.
  • + 0
 swear it falls off though? unless thats someone else?
  • + 1
 I guess you guys don't pay too much attention....Sean even said himself "Is a helmet supposed to do that?" Meaning the straps got loose and if you look at all the other times, the strap was a bit tighter...

wow....this place never ceases to amaze me.
  • + 10
 I just picked up my Danny MacAskill five tens today, so I should be riding like him real soon
  • + 6
 5:30 at this video and scene from nwd 5 with Jeff Lenosky Smile the same place www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlRB3RE5JiE 3:11
  • + 3
 I thought exactly the same thing. They should have brought Jeff along for the ride.
  • + 3
 Wow so nice to watch this part!! sweet evolution!
  • + 2
 The most humble guy on bicicle world ( imagine on DH world) ever, I just got the same surgery 45days ago that he went trough, this boy realy ispired me to get better, I just wish I had access to the same DISC clinic and doctors, not the local butcher, that not even looked me in the eyes during the pre op appointments.
  • + 2
 im sure im going to get a lot of hatred for this comment and i mean no disrespect to any of the riders, for me (this is just my opinion and i know my opinion dosnt matter) this was disappointing for a danny macaskill video which are usually absolutely mind blowing and awesome ! dont get me wrong i don't dislike the video by all means these guys have immense talent more than i will ever have but there was nothing spectacular about it, anyway this was just my opinion and i hope i haven't offended anybody !
  • + 4
 Because he didn't flair a tree or front flip off a castle? All the moves in this video were super tech and difficult, just as hard as a 'wow' trick like the aforementioned.
  • + 2
 yeah exactly that haha ! i totally agree with that too
  • + 3
 compare this with the budget/time that went into Imaginate, though?
  • + 7
 is this enduro?
  • + 8
 This is what enduro wishes it could be Big Grin
  • + 6
 I don't think it can be cuz they are rolling on 24's.. Imagine how much more stuff they could ride over with 650's... Wink
  • + 4
 Loved Ali and Seans parts in this! Make sure you see Seans crash in Barcelona if you haven't... vimeo.com/86095047
  • + 6
 Mega-Skill!!!
  • + 2
 If there was ever a question whether Danny recovered fully from his back surgery I think it is answered quite well here! Wow!
  • + 2
 3.20 - 3.25 lol that guy just seemed so out of place with the rest of the video. "Hey guys, i took my brakes off and now i'm down with the kids" "Er yeah, that's great...".
  • + 3
 macaskill edits are too fun to watch. so much creativity, it changes things up
  • + 1
 Can someone familiar with trial tell me how many pinched tubes you go thru in a day?
Just seems to me that I would pinch one on every scenes in this movie.
  • + 1
 I run 65 psi front and rear and still pinch at times...
  • + 1
 Wide rims and thick tubes prevent pinch flats. If you are not a weight weenie you can get triple thick side wall tires and run 15 psi. Watch how low Neil's pressure is, and how big his moves are; youtu.be/J9UGMRg2OAQ
  • + 1
 I run DH tubes in my stock now haha.. I like pretty high pressure anyways though
  • + 3
 Danny and I both run about 50psi with normal tubes and no DH tyres, punctures can be a nightmare but I think we both got one each on this trip so not so bad.
  • + 1
 amazing edit! but they should of all had helmets, last time i checked, concrete, stone and brick were much harder than human skull...
  • + 2
 Why the f*** is no one talkin bout that hlemt / new era / wannabe / somehow lookin fine / helmet?
  • + 1
 I was in Barcelona last summer, and I kept planning riding lines in my head all around the city. Cool to see it come to reality.
  • + 2
 Thought for sure he would have shredded the Sagrada Família…

Barcelona is an amazing city.
  • + 3
 Sean needs a Brain-Bucket!
  • + 3
 5:20 looks like his 'hat' is a helmet. Dont know what though
  • + 1
 technically its a prototype from Killroy.
  • + 1
 This was pretty chill, for real. Just out throwin' a bunch of killer like it ain't no thang. Haha Keep it up PB you're doin' real good lately w/the front page!!!!
  • + 2
 Ridiculous amount of talent
  • + 2
 And I can't even manual :-/
  • + 1
 I can show u it's easy....
  • + 1
 Guess I could actually use some guidance indeed, I know the theory, even pulled it off a couple years ago a few times on a hardtail, but never at all on a full sus Frown
  • + 1
 Sweet riding and music. What is the music though? Can someone Shazamo it for me.
  • + 2
 So nice to see Beast-Danny in a more relaxed webedit
  • + 1
 Nice job inspired team, you made me jump on my bike and 4hrs later Im back to post a comment.
  • + 3
 Sweet music
  • - 4
flag pwcutajar (Feb 21, 2014 at 9:42) (Below Threshold)
 I had to mute it!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 A very good video, these guys are talented and an inspiration to the kids that watch these videos.
  • + 1
 Great use the front wheel
  • + 1
 Never going to complain about a Danny Macaskill edit... ever!
  • + 1
 that's a legit helmet-hat
  • + 1
 Insane riding, Danny is such an amazing rider.
  • + 1
 Wish I could tell gravity to fuck off like Danny can
  • + 1
 These boys can't half ride bikes
  • + 1
 BARCELONA IS NOT SPAIN! ...
  • + 0
 graaaaan! we want an INDEPENDENT CATALONIA!!!
  • + 1
 Amazing Video and an even better advert for continental.
  • + 1
 Danny Mac has no trouble staying on his bike!
  • + 1
 5:30 Jeff Lenosky's same line in NWD 5
  • + 1
 Best way to spend drinking my morning coffee at work...
  • + 1
 Danny and his style. i love it
  • + 1
 someone give this man a beer for me!
  • + 0
 I was asking me, if Danny was a Enduro, DH, Free Rider. Could be grateful ¡¡
  • + 1
 How do they not get flat tires nonstop?
  • + 1
 Wide rims and thick tubes prevent pinch flats. If you are not a weight weenie you can get triple thick side wall tires and run 15 psi. Watch how low Neil's pressure is, and how big his moves are; youtu.be/J9UGMRg2OAQ
  • + 1
 I love the expressions of the passers by in all of Danny's videos
  • + 1
 I can do all this stuff, I just choose not to.
  • + 1
 So good to watch all good riders ,but hats off to Mr Macaskill
  • + 1
 Insane riding!! Awesome vid!!
  • - 1
 So not as good at trials as actual comp riders, and not as good at street as BMX riders, YET I still cant stop watching and admiring. Very cool.
  • + 1
 Sean must be a skater, no brakes, no helmet, yikes. Amazing tricks! thanks
  • + 2
 He has a helmet on....
  • + 0
 I think nike bmx did it better personally. but i did enjoy that edit
www.youtube.com/watch?v=irlsOHGb3h4
  • + 2
 have to agree.
  • + 3
 probably different in some ways...?
  • + 3
 just personal preferences. nbd. it's all good.
  • + 1
 those 7 minutes passed by quickly, almost too much entertaiment!
  • + 1
 Ohh man! Danny was in town and I was abroad...thats not fair Frown
  • + 1
 Who knew that there are no laws of physics in Barcelona?
  • - 1
 Wow...I mean WOW...That is insane. That is how you handle a bike. By the beard of Zeus! BAM! Ridiculous!
  • + 1
 un-ber-fuckin-leavable .
  • + 1
 awesome,
  • + 1
 Unreal.
  • + 0
 YEAH! Catalonia will very soon be a free nation!
  • + 1
 seasick
  • + 1
 that was filthy
  • + 1
 Awesome video !
  • + 1
 I wanna see the crashes
  • + 1
 Legends

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