The Best Five Minute Mountain Bike Film Ever – Danny MaCaskill

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If you’ve not seen it yet, you need to. Danny MaCaskill is clearly going to be popping up on a lot of radars after this. Nothing should stop you clicking ‘Play’
Chipps was one of the first folks to shout about it on our blog, but we reckon it needs front page exposure.

Go Danny!

And if the name rings a bell you may remember him from the DVD Home. If you haven’t seen it, it just so happens we have it in stock right here 😉 Home DVD


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (48)

    Like to see him do that on a proper bike 😉

    Huh! Didn’t realise I was being filmed whilst riding to work this morning.

    But seriously, does this bloke not get effected by gravity the same way that I do???

    Completely in awe.

    holy ****. I feel more rubbish at this than I did 5 minutes ago.

    Having seen some of Chris Akrigg’s videos, there seems to be some competition for ‘raddest/sickest(?)/mental-ist you tube trials video’.

    The drop that Danny Macaskill does in this, down the flight of stairs into the underpass was HUUUGE!

    My Spanish colleague has just said “he looks like a monkey with a bicycle”


    That goes way beyond inspiring…

    … straight into demoralising!

    How do you get that good at riding a bike?!

    Piece of cake – I can do all of that (except truing a wheel with a lump of wood).

    Absolutely awesome – worth a trip to Edinburgh to see it live.

    Amazing..although I often find hopping up a kerb a challenge!
    Especially like the tailwhips in between obstacles… and how high up that tree!!

    Thats amazing.. can’t quite believe the back flip he does off that tree. Thats Superhuman.

    Awsome in HOME and even more AWSOME now. And I dont use AWSOME in some american normalisation of the word. I was literally speechless watching this video.
    Danny is the best!

    Jings, to think I used to give him the sh*tty jobs to do when he worked at Bothy back in the day! Sorry Danny – remember me when you’re World famous.

    anyone know what the music is ??

    what the ****???? Trials sure has changed since 4 years ago…

    Holy Flirking Schnite!

    Anthony said “There was music?!”
    a genuine lol moment.

    Amazing stuff. Very slick and smooth. He makes it look so easy, which is why it can be a bit demoralising. I’m too old to aspire to this kind of thing, but I can imagine what an amazing influence it must have on teenagers.
    Good call putting it on the front page – I wouldn’t have seen it otherwise.

    Amazing riding, it all blew me away especially the tail whip between obstacles.

    The person who put the film together has got talent too. What was the music?

    That is incredible. What more can you say.

    The music is “The Funeral” by Band of Horses, from the album “Everything all the time” (which is also brilliant).

    Special effect today are really amazing.

    I love the way the bystanders take a look to see if there is a human+bike pancake at the bottom of the big drops!

    Stunning. Truly stunning. And British!

    without a doubt this guy is the best bike rider i have ever seen. no pads and a jay xc helmet. wow hugh nads.

    Brilliant brilliant brilliant, great film and great music…

    Echo all these comments. Woof.

    Absolutely stunning!

    Right…..thats it, im giving up now!!

    Whats the point when this is the standard that people are at now!

    I have just seen the best rider in the world….. FACT!!

    “shuffles off feeling despondant”

    Saw Danny, amongst others, at the NEC Outdoor Show last year. Looked very good then. Absolutley outstanding now!!!!!!!!!!!

    is there a version without the video jumpiness. its so good it doesn’t need it. would love to see it just flowing.

    quite frankly gobsmacking – there are so many best bits.



    Still V cool tho

    i’ll get my coat……………….

    Not sure a comment can do justice to the vid!
    Spent first 2mins smiling, thinking – pretty nice, progressive moves, bit of a blend of BMX and trials. The tree back-flip though was out of the blue, and from there it was AWESOME. Not only can this guy wheelie backwards, he can wheelie backwards into a forward wheelie. And nose wheelie backwards too!

    Other highlights? 360 nose drops at speed. Tailwhip across sideways gap. The big drops are dead impressive too.

    Let’s be having none of that on the Classic Weekender eh? Single kern hop up and down will be fine thanks.

    Truly amazing!

    …and I can barely bunny hop…

    In our house we OBEY THE LAWS OF PHYSICS.

    This guy is a god…

    Well done Danny! It is so cool to see this talent coming out of Scotland and real recognition. Media interest has been soooooo mad! we’ve even had Paul O Grady & GMTV interested. Absolutely surreal and totally deserved. Well done again Danny.

    > The Best Five Minute Mountain Bike Film Ever

    Agreed! ‘kin awesome

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