Video: Teva Athlete Story - Sam Pilgrim at Crankworx Whistler

Sep 19, 2012
by Teva  
For freeride mountain biking professional Sam Pilgrim, a year on tour comes with podiums, crashes, injuries, missed flights, made tricks, parties, hangovers, moments of both frustration and glory. Teva shares an introspective look into the mind of freeride MTB athlete Sam Pilgrim, as he shares, first hand, the emotions that accompany competition, defeat, and perseverance at the biggest mountain biking contest of the year, Crankworx Whistler.

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Directed by: Mike Parenteau, Nathan Garrison
Producer: Nathan Garrison
Cinematography: Mike Parenteau
Edit: Mike Parenteau
Additional editing: Nathan Garrison
Music by: Eye Level 5

Special Thanks: Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Aava Whistler Hotel, Red Bull, Boombox Media, Tommy Whitcomb, Seb Fremont, Erin Stephens


  • 75 2
 "Obviously there's rampage but that's just ridiculous" ha ha ha ha.

Who else laughed out loud?
  • 5 1
 damnit i wanted to comment that!!!
  • 1 0
 2:35 BEST PART HAHAHA!! Big Grin
  • 1 3
 ? you mean 2:40?
  • 5 0
 but hes right, im ment, rampage has become a slopestyle event whit dh bikes, the judges rated more a big trick at the end instead of a natural line"A TRUE BIG MOUNTAIN RIDE". I wanna see a enterview to berrecloth, atherton or bender to see what they think of new rampage.
  • 5 0
 Im sure The Claw is not happy on the way Rampage is going to go down this year. It was all about hitting gnarly unique lines and not about tricks...which is the way it should stay.
  • 13 1
 I laughed because I love how brits say ridiculous. I wish I had a cool accent...I just wish I was cool.
  • 1 0
 i love pilgrims dress sense is so random!
  • 3 0
 probably one of the best edits iv seen in a while, really well put together
  • 40 2
 What a hero, doing it for England!
  • 17 0
 agreed. attitude goes a long way. Is it right of me to say that he's a LAD?
  • 4 0
 Yep he is one of the Lads! Smile
  • 8 0
 I never liked Pilgrim, but the more and more edits I watch of him the more I realize how good of a dude he is. Now I want to see him kill it at the rampage.
  • 18 0
 Holy shit did he just flip crabapple?!!!
  • 13 0
 I was thinking the same thing, but then I realized that he also flipped a 60ft gap in joyride...
  • 2 0
 Crazy, innit? One of the CPGANG guys did it during the whip contest too.
  • 4 0
 It would be harder to flip crabapple
  • 14 1
 I watched this again straight after the first time it was that good, so much respect to him and every rider that competes in the fmb tour
  • 4 0
 all of those athletes are such badasses
  • 6 0
 It seems like all the riders dont really like the joyride contest... they just try and get it over with.
  • 3 0
 It's called being nervous... like he said, you just have to be able to start your run and get into it. Most people get a little antsy when a crowd that big shows up to watch them ride. Then throw in the wind factor and you've got yourself a sh!t storm of emotion.
  • 7 0
 Sam Pilgrim!!! One of my favorites for sure, such an awesome personality! I watched a video a long time ago of Pilgrim doing the first 26" bikeflip and then I saw his big toothless grin and I told all my friends, watch this guy on Diamond Back (then), he's gonna win Crankworx one day! I still believe it~!
  • 10 1
 Simply amazing, some of those shots were the best I`ve ever seen!! Sam rocks!
  • 9 0
 Backflips on Crabapple = mellow afternoon ride after a hard day. That just makes me shake my head. Gnarly.
  • 5 0
 sam's last quote says it all " As long as i keep having fun on my bike. thats all that really matters"...good words to live by sam and best of luck to you the rest of the way
  • 4 0
 You really notice that all have respect for Cam, he is like a foundation of dirt bikes who has been there always! Respect to all u guys who are doing this and risking everything!
  • 5 1
 One of the best, if not the best shot edit I've ever seen, sick shots top to bottom!
  • 3 0
 Yeah man PILGRIM! Whoop Whoop. Royal Britannia! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Big congratulations to Parenteau and Garrison on that edit. Nice shots, nicely put together and well worth a second watch.
  • 2 0
 im the guy behing him in blue @ 4:00 i got his bike for him then he hucked it 2 the ground lol
  • 2 0
 This is a good vid because you actually see riders crashing. It's mental the things these guy do!
  • 2 0
 I love good story-telling!
  • 3 0
 Big up Essex !!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Loved this video. First time I've seen all them crashes I normal play since I was there. Some of them look sooo heavy!!!
  • 1 0
 What where you thinking Sam? This is whistler. You can get a new fork in five minutes.
  • 2 0
 Last flip was crazy!
  • 1 0
 Guys, name of the last song?
  • 2 0
 Scratch by Eye Level 5
  • 2 0
 Gingers do it best.
  • 1 0
 seems like nobody realy cares about the first place
  • 1 0
 Sports Personality of the Year please!
  • 1 0
 Your the man Sam. Great edit.
  • 1 0
 added to favorites.
  • 1 0
 that was so sick
  • 1 0
 GREAT edit.
  • 1 0
 A piece of art
  • 1 2
 obnoxious music!
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