Video: Road bike backflips and more

Like Jackass, but better

Remember Jackass? Well, MTV’s stunt show Nitro Circus aims to be bigger, better and more extreme. And judging by the video clip below, we think it just might be.


Created by the team behind Jackass, it features X Games gold medallist Travis Pastrana, famous for pulling off the world’s first double backflip on a motorbike in 2006 and plenty of other mad stuff.

The show also features other action sport stars including Erik ‘Rubberneck’ Roner, a world-class extreme skier and base jumper, motocross racer Jolene Van Vugt and all-round nutter Streetbike Tommy.

Click play below to see a backflip on a road bike and more:

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Other stunts include jumping out of an aeroplane without a parachute and a backflip on a child’s trike.