Video: Danny MacAskill Smashing Carbon Wheels

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How much abuse do you think a modern carbon fibre wheel can take? Santa Cruz asked Danny MacAskill to find out. He has to go to quite some lengths (and heights!) to get this wheel anywhere near its limit. We don’t want to spoil anything, but it’s worth sticking around for:


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(While there are no Santa Cruz wheels in it, keep your eye on Singletrack for an upcoming carbon wheels grouptest. We won’t quite be putting them through this kind of abuse, but we will be seeing see how six different sets of sub-£1500 wheels hold up to rocky natural riding).

Danny MacAskill breaking carbon wheels

Comments (5)

  1. Awesome. If only I didn’t have to sell a kidney to afford them. 😉

  2. Mate, your kidneys aren’t worth that much…

  3. I’m sure some fat IT managers will properly put them through their paces.

  4. 30Mph and a misjudged approach to a waterbar in the Lakes will kill them. Its worked for almost every rim i’ve seen at some point.

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