Footage from a Specialized Bicycles ad featuring mountain biker Matt Hunter is going viral - and for good reason. The video shows the veteran bicyclist taking a turn so sharp that for a few moments he seems to be riding completely parallel to the ground that should be below him.
The video is garnering comments to the effect of 'defying physics," and while it may indeed appear that way, the remarkable bicycle stunt is actually taking advantage of physics. Besides the bicycle being specifically designed, the stunt requires a perfect uphill-downhill vertical berm with the same same trajectory as a vertical curved wall ride, and it must be ridden at the perfect speed and angle - by a superb bicyclist such as Matt Hunter. Watching the video, he does indeed seem gravity-defying.
By Jorge Socarras