Video: Riding on the Edge of a Dubai Skyscraper

Jan 1, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

Huge exposure, four finger braking and riding with no helmet, there's an awful lot to cringe at in this ridiculous video that has been doing the rounds over the weekend. Take a look as Nikita Deft takes his mountain bike to the top of a 328-metre-tall Al Yaquob skyscraper in Dubai and wobbles around the edge of it.


34 Comments

  • + 25
 Why it´s this video here??
  • + 4
 yeah, personally i dont think it should be here for a few reasons. Am i being too sensitive?
  • + 10
 ^ This!
Pinkbike please remove this from your front page.
Stupidity of this nature deserves to stay on youtube, not on Pinkbike!
  • + 1
 it's just been removed
  • + 8
 Thinking the helmet wouldn't have done much if things went south...
  • + 3
 Ever seen the videos where this goes wrong?
They're usually WhatsApp-only cos they die - as in for real.
Not as rare as you might think either, you just don't see many snuff videos cos they're illegal.
  • + 1
 snuff is homicide, not accidental.
  • + 1
 @atlmtnbiker: Snuff film g.co/kgs/zzGYLd
"a movie in a purported genre of movies in which a person is actually murdered or commits suicide"
  • + 6
 why the f*ck is pink bike posting this crap?
  • + 2
 Had to double check I was on Pinkbike then and not Youtube. Seriously, what is this doing on here?.... This is how you kickstart the articles for 2019? This type of content is just as tragic as the pre-pubescent London wheelie brigade who have a fetish for touching the side of buses and generally just being dicks.
  • + 2
 Deft by name - not quite so with the riding.... Perhaps he should change his name to Daft. Good job that bike isn't up to date full-enduro-gnar though - the bars would have been too wide.
  • + 1
 Looks like a prime candidate for the Darwin award, hard to feel sorry for fools like this when it goes wrong. I just hope no one's unlucky enough to be directly underneath him or his bike. Here is not the place for videos like this.
  • + 4
 I just rode over a racoon yesterday
  • + 1
 Really? Well it didn't end very well for a chinese guy who fell off following a botched pull up. It dangerous - yes, it's hard even to stay put - yes, but I really hope this guy will do something useful with his life.
  • + 3
 Dude was really pushing his luck using that Walmart 29er
  • + 3
 If he had Super Boost Plus, he could have gone higher. Just saying
  • + 3
 Is that the future of biking?
  • + 1
 Absolute stupidity without any skills. When proriders performs stunts they knows what they doing. This guy dont do stunts. He doing stupid things.
  • + 1
 PM sent requesting this be taken down. Irresponsible and doesn't even showcase a rider with skill and elite performance like Rampage does. Not even close to the same thing.
  • + 2
 Did he even have a bottle of water?
  • + 1
 Glad to see that common sense prevailed and this shyte got taken down from the front page.
  • + 3
 Nope.
  • + 1
 This is an insult to trials
  • + 1
 I like how mountain biking just evolved to like, "doing bad ideas".
  • + 2
 What a plonker.
  • + 1
 That nearly brought my breakfast back up
  • + 1
 without a helmet !? tsss...
  • + 1
 Those reflectors kept him safe
  • + 1
 2019 is gonna be a boring year for him if he is gonna try to top that
  • + 4
 What in regards to being idiot of the year?
  • + 1
 Please send my condolences in advance to his family
  • + 1
 Deft nately lame
  • + 1
 What a deft cunt
  • + 1
 What an absolute tool.

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