Never Give Up

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Martyn Ashton made a name for himself in stunt biking and cycling. He became a YouTube sensation in October of 2012 when he posted his Road Bike Party video where he performed stunts usually seen on Mountain Bikes and BMX, using a Pinarello Dogma 2 road bike.

During a trial demo on September 1st, 2013; Ashton dislocated his T9 and T10 vertebrae when he fell backwards off of a 10-foot high bar at the Silverstone’s Moto GP in England. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. When this happened, Ashton was in the middle of filming his sequel, Road Bike Party 2. Determined not to let this end his career and passion, Martyn Ashton finished off his Road Bike Party 2 video with the help of Chris Akrigg and Danny Macaskill.

In 2015, two years after his paralyzing accident,  he came back on a mountain bike designed just for him. Just look at the sheer joy in his face as he careens down those slopes in these two videos.

The message; nothing can stop you if you don’t allow it.

Road Bike Reviews of 2016

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Here is Bike Radar’s review of 2016 bikes categorized in price range.

Price Range: Above $3800

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD Dura Ace
Focus Izalco Max Disc
Bianchi Specialissima

Other bikes tested in this category were:

  • Pinarello Dogma K8s
  • Kinesis Racelight GF Ti Disc
  • Giant TCR Advanced SL1
  • Cube Agree C
  • Cervélo C5
  • Boardman Elite Endurance SLR9
  • Trek Madone 9.9 Project One

 

Price Range:$2000 to $3000

Cannondale CAAD12 Disc Ultegra
BMC Teammachine SLR02 105
Cervélo R2

Other bikes tested in this category were:

  • Specialized Tarmac Comp
  • Scott Solace 20
  • Rose Zeon Team CGF-4400
  • Ridley Fenix SL50
  • Merida Ride Disc
  • Mekk Poggio 2.8
  • GT Grade Carbon
  • Giant Propel Advanced 1
  • Genesis Zero 105
  • Boardman Road Pro Carbon SLR
  • Bianchi Freccia Celeste

 

Price Range:$1500 to $2000

Trek Emonda ALR6
Cannondale CAAD12 105
Cube Attain GTC Pro

Other bikes tested in this category were:

  • Wilier Triestina Montegrappa Disc
  • Vitus Venon VR Disc
  • Specialized Smartweld Allez Elite
  • Rose Pro SL
  • Orro Pyro 105 Disc
  • Hoy Alto Irpavi .003
  • Genesis Equilibrium 10 Disc
  • Fuji Transonic Two
  • Forme Hooklow 2
  • Focus Cayo 105
  • Eastway Emitter R4
  • Giant Defy Advanced 2
  • Boardman Team Carbon
  • 13 Bikes Intuition Beta