Martyn's Colnago C59 Disc is the world's first production disc-braked carbon fibre road racing bike, one of the fastest machines out there with a near identical frame to the one raced by France’s Thomas Voeckler in the Tour de France.
So, give this bike to a seriously fast rider and you'll get results, but give this bike to Martyn Ashton, Danny Macaskill or Chris Akrigg and you'll get results of an altogether different kind.
The bike has inherited a few subtle modifications and as a result would cost in the region of £15,000 / $24,500 to reproduce.
Despite the absolute brutality that this bike was subjected to, the only failures are said to have been punctures along with one brake line that was pulled out as a result of a crash.
Hope specially milled and shaped each brake lever onto the bike in one day exclusively for Martyn
Aston was sadly paralyzed from the waist down in a crash while performing at Silverstone in September, but he finished the Road Bike Party 2 video thanks to contributions from his fellow trials experts.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Colnago C59 Disc, Ferrari team colours Fork: Colnago C59 Disc Stem: FSA K-Force Handlebar: FSA K-Force Brakes: Bespoke Hope Hydraulic Trials Zone Brake levers: Bespoke Hope Hydraulic Trials Zone Derailleurs: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 climbing Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace Crankset: FSA SL-K Crankset Bottom bracket: FSA SL-K Pedals: Custom Shimano XT flats / Hope F20 flats Front wheel: Vision Metron T42 Carbon, Hope Pro III Disc Hubs Rear wheel: Vision Metron T42 Carbon, Hope Pro III Disc Hubs Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000-S, 700x25m Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo TR Saddle Seatpost: FSA K-Force Bottle cages: FSA K-Force (full of Red Bull, apparently)