Insane skills...on a road bike: Brumotti - Road Bike Freestyle
Vittorio Brumotti pays homage to Martyn Ashton with this incredible display of bike skills...
Vittorio Brumotti is a former Trials World Champion, 10-times Guinness World Record holder, and apparently a bit of a superstar in his home country of Italy. He's always been a massive fan of Martyn Ashton, and in particular his 'Road Bike Party' work. If you've never seen them, first of all where the hell have you been? And secondly you can catch the first one here, and the second one here.
Anyway this new video from Vittorio sees him pay homage to those videos by taking a standard rim-braked road bike on a spectacular journey from a quarry to the sea. Taking on gaps, a slackline, rails, and even riding along the caterpillar tracks of a quarrying machine, and more. Brumotti showcases his dramatic trials riding ability and his penchant for exposed riding atop of cliffs, parapets, and handrails – and all on a skinny-tyred road bike. There are more than a few bits that gave me the heebie jeebies. Enjoy...
Brumotti was inspired by British trials rider Martyn Ashton’s 2012 Road Bike Party film and its recent 2013 sequel, Road Bike Party 2. Brumotti has been riding trials on road bikes since 2013 and, besides capturing the spectacle on film, he also showcases his skills to the public at road bike freestyle shows.
“Martyn was one of my inspirations and I was a huge fan of everything he did on Road Bike Party," says Brumotti. “My new film is my dedication to Martyn’s work."
"I’ve known Vittorio for many years," says Martyn Ashton of Brumotti, “He brought his energy and style to the competition scene and his passion for riding is legendary in the trials world. He has always wanted to inspire people through his riding and this video is certainly going to do that."
If you want to see more of his mad skills then take a look at the gallery below...
Vittorio Brumotti is an Italian mountain bike trials rider and celebrity. Born in 1980 in Finale Ligure – known for its fantastic mountain biking – he began riding bike trials at a young age and quickly progressed to competition riding.
In 2006 he became the Bike Trial World Champion and over the following two years he travelled to the United States to win the “blessing" of mountain bike trials legend Hans Rey.
In 2009 he modelled for Armani at Milan Fashion Week.
Brumotti has been entered into the book of Guinness World Records 10 times, most specularly for back-hopping 71 times on an exposed spire-like rocky peak some 150m high. In 2012 he claimed the record for climbing the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, by bike in 2hrs and 20 minutes. He also holds the record for the highest jump into water on a bicycle at 17m, amongst many others.