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Pro bike: Martyn Ashton's Colnago C59 Disc from Road Bike Party 2 video

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Martyn Ashton's Colnago C59 Disc from Road Bike Party 2 video

Martyn Ashton's Colnago C59 Disc from Road Bike Party 2 video (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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The world's first production disc road bike, in Ferrari team colours with a full carbon fibre frame and fork. Handmade in Italy.

The world's first production disc road bike, in Ferrari team colours with a full carbon fibre frame and fork. Handmade in Italy. (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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Hope specially milled and shaped each brake lever onto the bike in one day exclusively for Martyn

Hope specially milled and shaped each brake lever onto the bike in one day exclusively for Martyn (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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The brakes themselves are made up of a Hope Trials Zone lever and reservoir mated with a smaller caliper piston, and a set of completely bespoke rotors

The brakes themselves are made up of a Hope Trials Zone lever and reservoir mated with a smaller caliper piston, and a set of completely bespoke rotors (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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The front and rear mechs are standard Dura-Ace Di2 units

The front and rear mechs are standard Dura-Ace Di2 units (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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Shimano Di2 Climbing Shifters make the Hope hydraulic disc set-up possible

Shimano Di2 Climbing Shifters make the Hope hydraulic disc set-up possible (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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FSA's SL-K crankset is complete with hollow carbon crank arms to minimise weight

FSA's SL-K crankset is complete with hollow carbon crank arms to minimise weight (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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Full carbon deep section Vision road race rims were laced onto Hope Pro III disc hubs to create a light and strong, disc-brake compatible wheelset

Full carbon deep section Vision road race rims were laced onto Hope Pro III disc hubs to create a light and strong, disc-brake compatible wheelset (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)
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Martyn took a standard set of Shimano XT flat pedals and modified them to minimise their profile to look more in keeping with a road bike

Martyn took a standard set of Shimano XT flat pedals and modified them to minimise their profile to look more in keeping with a road bike (Image credit: Robin Kitchin)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

While Martyn Ashton's brilliant Road Bike Party 2 video is currently going viral, BikeRadar decided to take a closer look at the bike used in the video: Colnago's C59 Disc.

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

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)