Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trials riding on a $15k Road Bike?


This year Bradley Wiggins rode a very expensive ($15k) bike made by Pinarello to win the 2012 Tour de France.  Back when I used to race bikes, one of the Stetina brothers (a midwestern bike racing dynasty family when I was growing up) had a bike with a Pinarello frame.  It was a pretty awesome bike back then too.  I also remember that he was in an accident and, as my brother said at the time, the Pinarello ended up looking like a pretzel.  These bikes are light weight performance bikes, not rugged mountain bikes.  That is why I'm doubly impressed with what this fellow Martyn Ashton does with it in the video above.  It is definitely NOT the manufacturers intended purpose.