road bikes CAN be fun. when you dont ride them like road bikes!
carbon is highly adaptable and can be engineered to be incredibly strong or incredibly light. my downhill bike isn’t much lighter than an alloy frame but is MUCH stronger, this bike isnt designed that way. what you aren’t seeing is the outtakes where he didn’t land just right, or the wheel finally gave out or any number of other things that could have gone wrong. i used to ride my road bike down stairs and hit small drops on it all the time. until a friend with the same bike (and about 30 lbs less body weight) who did the same sort of thing had his downtube shear laterally while going over a small curb one day.
they do make 700c bikes for doing this sort of thing though, fixed freestyle is generally what you’ll find them listed under, and of course there IS an entire class of 700c bikes that you can do all sorts of fun stuff on without fear of breakage. 29ers.
i would be very interested to see what the condition of the bike was after the end of the shoot, how many wheels they went through and what the actual parts build was (i suspect a lot of cx stuff is hidden in there for strength).