Danny MacAskill breaking carbon wheels

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

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly. Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

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