Good to see a mountain bike company like Santa Cruz building a trials specific bike for Danny MacAskill at their in-house composites lab. Danny is always creating new ideas for videos that are beyond the limits. This custom carbon fiber trials bike weighs in four pounds lighter than what he’s riding now. This will help with the new tricks in his next big project.
“I rode that one pair of wheels all summer. Some of the scenes took more than 150 attempts to get right. A 1000lb hay bale rolled over them a few times and they still only needed a quarter spoke turn the whole time. It was pretty unbelievable really. That’s when I started talking seriously to Santa Cruz about what other stuff we could do with carbon.”