Wednesday, February 06, 2013

A Danny Macaskill for The Roadie Set?

The bike handling skills on display here are pretty amazing.  That said, I can't help but wonder how long for this world that wheelset, much less the carbon fiber frame, will be with that kind of abuse.  I'd turn down the volume because the music is pretty lame.


Loneviking said...

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it! I checked out the vid over on youtube and that bike costs $10K British pounds!

Riding in Reno said...

I'm with you on that one...I give that bike and wheelset about 1 day! Now if it was a 36 spoke wheel and a lugged steel frame it would be a different story!

Reno Rambler said...

Yikes on the price. I wonder if WD-40 put up the money for it since it obviously has some product placement going on at the beginning and the end.

My American Classic wheels would almost surely be toast after a day or two of this. 36 spokes are definitely the way to go. I have no doubt most steel frames would handle this stress better than carbon although I'm not about to try it with my very light lugged steel road bike. Seems like it would be asking for a tragic end to a frame.