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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.