Sam Hill's PINK Cancer Fundraiser auction is now live!

Aug 1, 2011
by Tyler Maine  
This auction is a Fund Raiser which will benefit "The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™" walk in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

Fraser Britton press shot.

Sam Hill's 2011 one of a kind "Custom Painted PINK Specialized Demo Frame" w/Thompson post & Fox Rear Shock:
Frame Auction can be viewed here.

Sam Hill's 2011 Custom "Troy Lee Designs" Team Jersey, Pants, Gloves & Spy Goggles
Gear Auction can be viewed here.

"Pink is the new green!"

The black and green of the Monster Energy Specialized team bike that defending World Champion Sam Hill is usually astride disappeared a few weeks ago and was replaced with a highlighter pink version. A tradition started a couple of seasons ago, Hill rode pink TLD gear and a pink frame in order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

Following the event, the custom Troy Lee Designs kit, and pink Spy goggles that Hill raced the second round of the 2011 World Cup is be auctioned off with all funds going to breast cancer research. His custom Pink Specialized Demo Frame is now also up for grabs in a separate auction.

Fraser Britton press shot.

Team mechanic Jacy Shumilak explained as he assembled the fresh out of the box Demo II. "Why do we have a pink bicycle this week? Just for breast cancer awareness. Sam will run some pink gear and full on pink bike. At the end of the weekend we'll auction off the riding gear. The money will all go to a breast cancer charity. everyone likes a good pair so we just trying to keep them all attached to everybody. It's a good cause. It's the same bike as usual, tried and true. It never hurts to get a flashy new bike though, this week it's just bright pink."

Hill himself was excited at the opportunity to give something back "We're running the pink bike and gear at Fort William and auction it off for breast cancer. It's a good cause so hopefully we raise a lot of money and help some people out. We did it a few years ago and raised a fair bit of money so we're gonna do it again and hopefully we can raise even more than last time."

Team Manager Sean Heimdal explains "I think its amazing when we can all team up for a charitable cause, especially when its affected personal friends of ours. Having Sam Hill bring more awareness to the cause makes it extra special and we couldn’t have done it without the support of Specialized, Spy, SRAM and TLD for delivering the pink products. We hope team efforts like this bring more support in the future and wish everyone well that has personally been affected."

Sam Hill has been supporting his good friend Julie Bédard from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, whom at 27 years of age, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four years later, Julie states that she's healthy and in the best shape of her life. The money being raised will be donated to her personal fund raising page.

Visit Julie's page here.

A receipt will also be issued for the contribution.

When is the Montréal Weekend?
August 27 to August 28 2011.



**About The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™

The PharmaprixMC Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital is a Weekend you’ll never forget.
It’s a Weekend to remember those lives we have lost to breast or gynecologic cancer and a Weekend to celebrate the lives we are saving. This is a Weekend creating hope for every woman’s future.

Since 2005, over $41 million has been raised by Weekend participants enabling numerous advances in cancer research and care. Proceeds continue to fund innovative research, treatment, and prevention programs for breast and gynecologic cancers at the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

End Cancer Homepage.


125 Comments

  • 113 2
 The bike looks kinda red....
  • 19 2
 Yeah, the BOXXERS are sick though
  • 3 0
 very nice, looks like they will sell for a fair bit as well
  • 13 4
 i think its the light makin it look red
  • 29 51
flag TheRealJacob (Aug 1, 2011 at 0:11) (Below Threshold)
 Its obviously not the light making it look red, I mean for christs sake, look at the forks. They're pretty pink, and in the same light. It looks red, becuase it is red. Give pinkbike a day or two, they'll photoshop it pink like they did the last time it appeared here.
  • 21 3
 it is the light, look at the inside of his leg in the second picture, it's reflecting pink off of the frame.
  • 11 1
 it is defo red i saw it in person at fort william and was confused cos i thought he was gonna be on a pink demo, not red
  • 6 2
 Yeah and TheRealJacob i was only suggesting, you didn't need to get all pissed about it, you on your period or something??
  • 4 0
 Pinkbike, put the edited one up where the frame is actually pink!
  • 2 0
 But that's false advertising Milo Wink
  • 7 2
 it looks red. because it is red Razz
  • 4 4
 its just the light in the picture that makes it look red ... here you can see the exact color scheme:

www.pinkbike.com/news/sam-hill-specialized-demo-pink.html
  • 2 0
 well ... i gues its another "light-thing" because the bike looks pink in every picture in my link and its in the shadow ... also even pinkbike says "Sam Hill's PINK Cancer Fundraiser auction is now live" with the "PINK" in big letters
  • 4 1
 Its deffinitely the colour shown here, in your link the first picture shown is the exact same picture as shown here, just photoshopped to actually look pink!
  • 3 2
 Not even close to pink. Its red. Just auction it as a red bike with proceeds going to cancer research.
  • 3 0
 Looks purple to me.
  • 1 0
 Hahah Big Grin
  • 1 0
 lol they did it again it is pink.... but looks red and they r going to fig it later so everyone will see the posts on it being red and be like wtf
  • 1 0
 redish pink pinkish red
  • 7 0
 Maybe its one of those that look different colors from different angles. I swear I saw it early in the year and it looked black and flourescent green. Hmmmm
  • 1 0
 bahaha
  • 1 1
 Cycle between these two pics...
www.pinkbike.com/photo/6932415 and www.pinkbike.com/photo/6675024
They're the exact same picture but have different effects to change the color
  • 3 0
 okay okay guys can we all agree that the bike is black.
  • 6 0
 What are you on about... it's obviously Turquoise !!
  • 1 0
 Id say its more of a sea-foam
  • 1 0
 Mnorris122, it's definitely yellow, the light from the sun is yellow so it is definitely yellow.
  • 1 0
 haha surely you know im being sarcastic Razz
  • 1 0
 JUST SOLD FOR US $5,800.77!!!
  • 1 0
 Dude, its a bike frame! Its not going to bring in a million bucks! I'd say any amount that goes to help out people in need is a great amount! Big Grin
  • 1 1
 Looks jewish to me...
  • 36 0
 Who cares what color it is! its for a good cause!
  • 3 0
 Yeah really. Its pink for petes sake.
  • 1 0
 haha...or for Sam's sake. It is for a good cause and the guys bitching about something that was talked about months ago with the color aren't going to bid on it anyways.
  • 1 0
 good
  • 10 0
 wow ! thats an awesome idea to sell the bike and spend the funds to services against breast cancer !! i hope it'll be enough to make some girls life more liveable !!
  • 6 1
 Are you all really so dense that you can't figure out that it's painted with with an iridescent red/ pink pearl? I looks red at one angle and pink when light reflects off it. Good grief.
  • 1 0
 Ding Ding !
  • 5 0
 It's not like PB is known for it's intellectual prowess.
  • 5 1
 I like the fact that most of the people here have probably never seen it in person and never will but claim to know its true color...
  • 4 0
 I saw it at the World Cup at Fort William, its the same colour as in this picture. But w/e, it's for a good cause Salute .
  • 1 0
 Except for the fact there is photos that show it both red/pink. Couldn't be a paint job that looks like a different color depending on the angles/lighting. I mean no bike company has EVER done that.
  • 1 0
 Nah its regular red, the pink pics are edited, but hey, bid on it and prove me wrong!
  • 1 0
 People who were at the race who took photos of it went home and edited them so it looked pink? Okay... I'm not talking about the photos that were used in the last article.
  • 1 0
 Its red in all the race pics I've seen.
  • 2 0
 i was at fort william and i saw it with my own eyes and i will bet all my bikes that it was red, not pink
  • 1 0
 actually you're wrong, i saw it at fort william too, it's definitely blue Big Grin Wink
  • 1 0
 I just want that boxxer, atleast its pink
  • 5 0
 Interesting that it comes with thomson post-not SDG I-beam, and a Fox shock-Not the vivid...
  • 1 0
 i noticed that too. it may be because the vivid has some kind of special tuning kits just for sam, and the post is a proto one
  • 2 0
 But you'd think they'd stick a standard vivid and i beam on as thats who sponser him
  • 3 0
 @KennyKillsIt

because men can get breast cancer too, and more people are diagnosed with breast cancer than men with testicular cancer, invasive or not.
  • 1 1
 Lol, how did I manage to see this reply lol
Actually, I was aware that men had breast tissue from birth on, but never thought it all the way through that yes, men get breast cancer. Though i haven't personally heard of any cases.
  • 1 0
 it's funny to read how many of you are arguing about the bike's color! does it really matters? No it doesn't. the only thing that matters is that it's for a good cause!! Get a life and stop discussing about unecessary things like a bike's color
  • 2 1
 So ur saying its red
  • 4 0
 does it really matter if its red or pink.
  • 2 0
 its a 100% pink saw it at fort william in person while sam walked past me going to his tent also KennyKillslt u are a big ignorant f*ck have some respect
  • 1 0
 I'm not ignorant, just observant. I haven't noticed too many things about other forms of cancer. I apologize on the otherhand for wording it the way I did. It was out of line.
  • 3 0
 the bike is pink i saw it at the world cup
  • 2 0
 Jesus who cares what shade of pink it is? It looks the bomb and its for a good cause. Gerragrip you mongs
  • 1 0
 great job!! 6000 for the frame and nearly 1000 for the gear. its great to see exceptional riders backing causes like this! good on ya sam, specialized and tld!
  • 1 0
 It's cool that mike m and Sam h are spreading awareness.
Looks like rock shox rear not a fox?
  • 1 1
 He rides for SRAM haha, hence the boxxer.
  • 1 0
 Yes but the frame comes with a fox shock in the auction, which is what he means.
  • 1 0
 oh ok, sorry
  • 2 0
 obviously the bike is red and the forks are pink u morons
  • 1 0
 /sam is so fast, when he is riding the pink turns to red, because of "red shift".
  • 2 2
 It is pink, I dunno whats happen to this pic but there is one exactly the same and its hot pink Smile
  • 2 5
 Not to be missing the point of this post at all, but does this mean that the Specialized Monster Team will be riding the new carbon demos from here on out?

Also yes it does look like the original picture, that this one is a duplicate of, was photoshopped pink in the following link:
www.pinkbike.com/news/sam-hill-specialized-demo-pink.html
But the later images in the post look like the real deal. Maybe they just threw together a red frame with pink logo boxxers for the purposes, photoshopped it and had the real pink frame in waiting for later?
  • 4 1
 Um, no. It's an iridescent/pearl paint that looks red at one angle and looks pink when light reflects off it. Not exactly a conspiracy. Why is this so confusing?
  • 2 3
 It's confusing, general-lee, because the 2 pictures being refered to here are THE SAME SHOT!!! Look at the foliage around the bike. It's 100% the same shot, but showing different colours. That's got nothing to do with angles, or light.
1 of the versions (probably the pink one) is a PhotoShopped image.

I think jackclark89 had it right: "Maybe they just threw together a red frame with pink logo boxxers for the purposes, photoshopped it and had the real pink frame in waiting for later?"
  • 3 0
 frame is PINK , we seen it at fort bill
  • 1 0
 @general-lee um, no check the link i put on there, you'll know what i mean
  • 1 0
 looks reddish in picture for some unknown reason but 100%pink in the flesh
  • 1 0
 Good On him. Bidding looks like it is going great!
  • 2 0
 PinkBike xD
  • 1 0
 I could do with a bit of pink myself
  • 1 0
 sweet, is it actually pink in real life ?
  • 1 0
 that's one tasty little bike Drool
  • 2 2
 Don't like red and pink, i prefere just red or just pink.
  • 1 0
 how tall is sam?
  • 1 0
 1 tall
  • 1 0
 want
  • 1 1
 Boxxers shouldn't be black!
  • 1 1
 are you being racist?
  • 1 0
 Haha, funny joke kid!
  • 1 0
 pink blows
  • 1 0
 awsome thats soo cool
  • 1 0
 Monkeys
  • 1 0
 i like. i like.
  • 1 0
 13 mins left!
  • 1 0
 JUST SOLD FOR US $5,800.77!!!
  • 3 5
 Umm... That bike is orange... Or a really messed up pink. Any pics from other angles?
  • 1 0
 Its a confused pink
  • 1 2
 Does it come with those nice prototype pedals?
  • 2 0
 it is just the frame!
  • 1 2
 can i go as fast as him with is bike?? :p
  • 3 0
 Yes. Yes you can. Now go and buy it to prove me right
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