While Martyn Ashton’s brilliant Road Bike Party 2 video is going viral, we decided to let you guys know what gear he is running.

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.

Martyn Ashton Colnago C59

Photo: © Robin Kitchin

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  $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.

Martyn Ashton Colnago C59 Vision Wheels

Photo: © Robin Kitchin

Bike Specs

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

Martyn Ashton Colnago C59 Bars

Photo: © Robin Kitchin

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