The unquestioned internet sensation of the week was Road Bike Party 2. As of Friday, the new trials video from Marty Ashton and friends already had 3.7 million views, well on the way to the eclipsing the 9-plus million that have watched the first video in the series.
Now it’s time to take a closer look at Ashton’s bike. Gone is the rim-braked Pinarello from Road Bike Party 1, replaced by the first production disc-braked carbon fiber road racing bike: Colnago’s C59 Disc. Besides the addition of hydraulic disc brakes, it’s the same frame raced by French WorldTour star Thomas Voeckler in the Tour de France.
In contrast to the original film — which used a completely stock Pinarello Dogma 2 — Ashton felt that the riding demanded some choice modifications, chiefly in the brake department to boost power and control to allow him to be able to really push his riding. This pushed the bike’s value to roughly $24,500. Despite the tough treatment, though, the only mechanicals during filming were a handful of punctures, and one brake line that pulled-out as a result of a crash.
Check out this video for a closer look at the bike building process, and check out the photo gallery below for complete details on some of the special touches needed for the Road Bike Party 2 bike.