Video: Team CRC/Nukeproof In Australia

Apr 28, 2014
by Tyler Maine  


Title image by Paris Gore.

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64 Comments

  • + 41
 Best one yet, good to see Sam on the podium!
  • + 11
 I'm always rooting for Sam, glad to see him ride well!
  • + 8
 Yep great result for Sam! absolutely ripped the whoop section
  • + 2
 Seriously. I love me some Sam Hill, but I really didn't think he'd manage a podium on that track on those conditions. He did slay the upper-section, which bodes well not that they're heading to the steeper and techy tracks. Bring on Ft. Bill!!!
  • + 3
 That first bit looked like australia, dry and dusty as all hell, then they went to cairns......haha, seriously though was good to see some cairns footage of the dry though. So happy to see some whoop footage too!, wish the UCI had that sections covered.
  • + 3
 Stoked for Sam!! I hope we see him climb up higher on those steps in the next rounds. Smile
  • + 3
 I love the attitude from the team manager Page; He's happy for all of his athletes.
I know Sam wants to win, but at least he has a smile on his face and not mean mugging.
First place or last, Sam is still the man.
  • + 1
 btw - "not" = "now" on my post above. :/
  • + 25
 Why didn't the red bull coverage include all the awesome jumps and whoops >Frown
  • + 4
 ikr, they don't cover the good section of the course, there was also that spiral 360' turn
  • + 3
 Yeah, I thought red bull was supposed to take it to the next level. Their coverage is pretty pathetic. Bring back Freecaster.tv… they did it best! Or someone please show the red bull producers some past Freecaster.tv coverage so they know where the bar is set.
  • + 11
 You mean you didn't want to see two cameras on the pure pedaling section at the bottom?
  • + 2
 Freecaster = Rob Warner saying what he wants!!!
  • + 1
 How is it even live when the runs are living 1 minute but in reality there 4
  • + 2
 logistics from my understanding, the cameras were/are not wireless so they had to run cables, due to the insanely rainforest terrain and the spectators walking around it would have been very hard if not impossible to get the whoops with reliable footage. I was disappointed too.
  • + 4
 I'd settle for a delayed broadcast if it meant getting to watch actual downhill rather than flat pedaling at the bottom of the course.
  • + 1
 I agree with you agreeing
  • + 1
 I agree with you agreeing to his agreeing.
  • + 2
 so basically were agreeing that we agree that you agree to my agree you he agreed to in agreeing that we agree on more coverage over the best sections

is that right?
  • + 3
 agreed
  • + 1
 sorry i don't agree anymore.
  • + 16
 Sam's looking great, so far. Can't wait to see him on hardcore DH tracks!
  • - 19
flag chyu (Apr 28, 2014 at 10:27) (Below Threshold)
 He needs to improve his fitness as Rob said natural talents are no longer key for winning. fitness is.
  • + 2
 Oh he is fit now, he spent all witer on his trailbike
  • + 16
 You can see he's lost a lot of weight as well from previous years. Sam looks on it again and I can't wait to see him win a race this year.
  • + 3
 Worlds should be interesting
  • + 0
 He maybe fit, but he was ranked 19th in the last section of the course. He is definitely not as fit as his competition. Check out the Geek Stats on Dirt
  • - 1
 I might make it to the top step again!
  • + 8
 Keep in mind Sam is coming back from a injury and hasnt had that much time to put in allot of training, so I reckon he did pretty good considering that.
  • + 7
 Chyu - He is obviously fit. He came 7th in Pietermaritzburg and 5th in Cairns. The two most demanding tracks fitness wise. Just because he has not won on those tracks doesnt mean he is not fit. He obviously just cannot output the power of some other riders. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and he has done really well at two tracks that traditionally would have not suited him.
  • + 7
 A couple of wins and he's in contention to be champion. Dude held his own on two tracks that don't suit his style. I only expect better things to come once they go to some proper tracks.
  • + 4
 @cmkneeland that's exactly it, a win for Sam at Fort William and his confidence will be immense for the rest of the season. He is looking good for this year I think. 2 tracks out of the way that don't suit him, now time to move on to the good stuff. Smile
Bring on Fort William
  • + 2
 It's funny that I actually give the factual information on his slowest sector, the one based on pure sprinting fitness and you fan boys can't deal with it. Sam absolutely slays it on steep, technical tracks- no question. If we get more of those tracks in the future, the competition will be in trouble. However, the more we see flatter, more sprinting oriented tracks he is not as well suited as his competition. His split times prove this, end of story.

Link:
dirtmountainbike.com/mountain-biking-events/downhill/uci-world-cup/world-cup-round-2-geek-stats.html

Is Sam fit? Yes, for sure- you can't podium without being fit. Is he as fit as his competition? So far, when fitness really matters he is not that great. Bring on the steep tracks and Sam will crush it.
  • + 2
 Sam got fit back when he finished 7th at stromlo, its just his injuries over the years has put him on the back foot. While the injuries were finished a while ago remember that it is also time off so his spent a while chasing his fitness back to a high level while the other guys were improving. His definitely looking back to sam hills form this season and decent results on two quite physical tracks, 5th on a track that the riders are saying is more physical than pietermaritzberg is awesome.

@ka-brap
I love these breakdowns. anyone else notice Neko pretty much mimics sam? definitely one to watch this season I think too.
  • + 1
 You also have the fact that the nukeproof pulse, according to pink bike dosent peddle as well as alot of the competition.
  • + 1
 The pulse is a bloody good bike, looks awesome and goes through bumps very well. As for pedalling, I have to say I didnt notice any problems with it. Don't know if its a fact or not that it doesn't pedal well, that was just what the pinkbike review said. Personally, I'd say its as good as anything else being raced at the minute.
  • + 11
 it gives me joy every time i see sam on the podium Big Grin
  • + 9
 Sam Hill...Then and now. Kebab man boxing match:
mpora.com/videos/rmbwPw1Fu
  • + 3
 Somehow, I've never seen that - thanks for sharing! lol
  • + 2
 Two top-10's...one being a podium...on courses that aren't ones he normally bodes well on. All indicators are pointing towards Sam's return to the top in any of the next rounds. It won't be a cakewalk, mind you. There's so much talent at the top right now. Based on the first two rounds, we might see one of the tightest points-races in a long, long time. Seems like it's been two guys fighting it out for several years...this year could be a solid handful of guys in contention at the final race!!
  • + 2
 Yeah for sure man, Fort William will be an absolute cracker of a race. There's a lot of riders who are quite capable of a win - lets hope Sam is the best of them!
  • + 4
 I don't think I've ever seen so much roost in my life!
  • + 1
 the way Sam was blowing up those corners in the dry you can be pretty sure the snakes are a lot more afraid of him than he is of them. Saint Patrick shoulda been riding a nukeproof
  • + 3
 Never seen someone put so much effort into getting clean tires
  • + 10
 Child labor works like a charm!
  • + 2
 The dirt is everywhere in some of those shots, looks like they're riding on mines!
  • + 3
 Excellent!!! Well done Sam and Team CRC. Always shredding!!!
  • + 2
 like sam's quite ninja style. less talk more rock.
  • + 2
 Buttholesurfers! Killer vid keep up the good work.
  • + 2
 First time I've heard the Buttholes in an MTB soundtrack. Fine indeed.
  • + 1
 Wonder what dry roots are like... I know nothing of this coming from the Pacific Northwest
  • + 1
 Great to see Sam up there, I still believe he can make it to be 1st COME ON SAM YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Anyone see Ratboy waving those flowers at the camera on the podium? hahahahah
  • + 2
 Drum and bass ftw
  • + 1
 It's not an epic edit w/o it, no? Wink
  • + 1
 Does someone knows that dnb song name?
  • + 1
 I think it was in the credits near the end, but I didn't catch the name.
  • + 1
 8:08 that step down is bleeedin hoooooge !!!
  • + 1
 That kid is rocking one serious mullet
  • + 1
 That dog at 1:48! hahahaha
  • + 1
 DAT TUNE
  • + 3
 IS SHYTE
  • + 1
 you mean the robot having a seizure at the end right? human cannonball was sick

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