Must Watch: Sam Hill Gets Sideways on the New Nukeproof Dissent

May 30, 2019
by Nukeproof  

Words: Nukeproof
Video: Caldwell Visuals
Photos: Matt Staggs


With Sam Hill as a Nukeproof athlete there was only one way we would want to launch the Dissent. Passing a custom team spec version to the legendary multiple Downhill and EWS World Champion and let him tear into the earth.

After some time helping us develop the bike on the R&D development “mule”, including wining the Garbanzo Downhill race, we found a gap in the EWS schedule to fly out to his home with the latest specification frame for him.

Along for the ride with us was Caldwell visuals Mr Tommy C to document the radness with his signature style and Mr. Matt Staggs to capture some beautiful images (more to come on this). We went on a full on tour of Western Australia’s most incredible ride spots taking in some of Sam old downhill training tracks, the amazing Lingalonga bike park, re-visiting some legendary spots of edits past and some good old fashion back to basics rake and ride drift track corners. It was incredible to watch, we were stoked to see Sam enjoying himself creating a roost storm of WA’s incredible red dust. Let’s see if we can persuade him to spend a little more time on the Dissent in the future.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed shooting it.

Get all the info on the new Nukeproof Dissent here.













128 Comments

  • + 119
 This makes me miss my 2006 Iron Horse Sunday.
  • - 12
flag vinay (May 30, 2019 at 11:17) (Below Threshold)
 Wasn't Iron Horse already bankrupt in 2008?
  • + 3
 @vinay: nah 2009/2010
  • + 77
 This makes me miss Sam Hill racing WCDH.
  • + 4
 @makripper: Ok. I recall Brendan Fairclough was selling off some of his Iron Horse bikes back that summer though so apparently they allowed their athletes to abandon ship before the big word got out.
  • + 53
 This makes me miss my testicles. I wonder where they went.
  • + 2
 @Boardlife69:
My thoughts exactly.
  • + 6
 @IamTheDogEzra: Is sniffing others any consolation?
  • + 5
 Super fast. Flat out like a lizard drinking.
  • + 12
 Yes!! Finally some real dh loose riding without that hippy shit from most mtb videos
  • + 4
 OMG... The ol Sam is still on. This video is so so good, the kid with that bowl stole my words "sir, I want summore".. And this dust! The UK only can dream of it
  • + 1
 @vinay: a ton of guys I used to ride with in Taiwan has iron horse bikes in 2010 onwards. Apparently the factory had a warehouse full of frames they needed to shift. About ten guys at my local spot had the black and green Sunday, and quite a few had the black and orange single pivot thing.
  • + 10
 @tomasinbc: not a single second of slomo. The way it should be.
  • + 1
 @vinay: FYI, I'll soon be selling my Sunday with Sam's custom geometry (head angle around 61.5° or 62°). It was made with a Large seat tube, instead of Sam's Medium, so it got put into general inventory.
  • + 1
 Agreed. Any word on when the dissent will be available for purchase by us plebians?
  • + 1
 @vinay: close enough either way. End of an era for sure
  • + 1
 I love how this is just Sam Hill in a t-shirt shredding the HELL! out of the bike and trail. No fancy jersey or kit here just straight balls to the wall riding!
  • + 1
 This makes me very excited by the idea that I bought a factory Sunday over the winter....then put the factory Sam Hill decal set on it.
  • + 68
 Not sure this bike is built right, it only goes sideways?!
  • + 11
 Rides faster sideways than we all do going forward.
  • + 46
 This video makes me want to go back to flats and do skids...everywhere
  • - 24
flag nvranka (May 30, 2019 at 10:55) (Below Threshold)
 luckily unclipping is a thing...
  • + 0
 You should!!!!!
  • - 20
flag ibishreddin (May 30, 2019 at 11:10) (Below Threshold)
 Skids are for kids.
  • + 14
 @ibishreddin: guess that makes me a big kid Smile
  • + 12
 @ibishreddin: Jesus skids.
  • + 9
 I have honestly grown tired of seeing the same old downhill videos but there is something about the skills of Sam that makes it different. The style, the line choices, and the fact that is is Sam makes just about anything he puts out a must watch.
  • - 26
flag thesharkman (May 30, 2019 at 12:00) (Below Threshold)
 @nvranka: not to mention that someone very good with clipless can get their foot down faster than someone using today's sticky shoes and pinned pedals.
  • + 19
 @thesharkman: keep telling yourself that
  • + 1
 @ibishreddin: and grown ass men!
  • - 1
 @thesharkman: um highly unlikely!
  • - 11
flag thesharkman (May 30, 2019 at 13:48) (Below Threshold)
 @bohns1: flat pedalers using sticky shoes and pinned pedals can't slide their foot sideways, especially while standing and weighting the pinned pedals. Clipless riders can.
  • + 6
 More explosions than a Michael Bay film!!!
  • + 6
 @thesharkman: haha your a noob
  • - 1
 If you wanna see skids there's a vid on vital now with some dudes doing lame ones. Or trying too. Skids is with brakes, l didn't see Sam slowing down at all.
  • + 5
 @thesharkman: I use both and it is far easier to get a flat pedal foot off..That's with one up composites pedals and five ten free rider pros..
  • - 1
 @ColquhounerHooner: hes still using his brakes ..U can even see wheel lock up in some of the corners as hes going sideways...
  • + 26
 Quickly searches for fort bill start list
  • + 15
 Tires you will never have
  • + 7
 Bored of dh videos. Young Samuel Hill and his friends make a short edit of what happens when an Enduro rider takes a step down to the sofa bikes.... Freakin awesome video, where is the infinite repeat button.
  • + 8
 Why’s his bike so small? It’s 2019 did nobody tell Sam he should be on a XXL now ????
  • + 7
 I live about 2000 km from these trails and i have noticed an influx of dust on my coffee table, i now know why, thanks Sam.
  • + 5
 Seeing Sam on any bike is sick, but seeing him shred a DH bike is something special...still is and always will be my favorite!
  • + 7
 ANIMAL ,PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE ????
  • + 7
 Hope the photographer had his Costco sized supply Of dust masks.
  • + 7
 Sam hill riding a dh bike again, made my day!
  • + 5
 Best thing I have seen all day and probably will be the best thing all month!
  • + 3
 Best thing so far this year... Yeah
  • + 6
 wild style flat out, I could watch him ride all day.
  • + 6
 At first I thought it's gonna be an e-bike and shivered a bit...whew
  • + 5
 It's a skid-e bike.
  • + 5
 "The dream of the 90s is alive in Nukeproof" [mtb videos]
  • + 4
 Waiting for the inevitable -60% discount on CRC...
  • + 3
 If its anything like my 2018 Mega 290 Factory this will be a weapon of a bike at an affordable price.
  • + 2
 Love the black and yellow. Maybe coincidence, but fitting as they are our state colours. Although usually more yellow than black.
  • + 1
 All in a day's work for Tommy!! I was waiting for that Sam Hill and Caldwell edit. Looked like the tazmanian devil followed Sam down the track
  • + 2
 please please sam do a wc just one that's all we ask.
please????????????????
  • + 3
 Slow down dude. My brain can't process that fast.
  • + 3
 Sam Hill: West Australia Drift
  • + 3
 We are still in time to buy this guy a plane ticket to fort william
  • + 3
 Thought Kovarik rode for intense?
  • + 3
 1:02 Just casually drifting both wheels,,,,,,,, feet up !!!!!!! F*ck yeah.
  • + 1
 I need this video to be played again and again on my desktop when I'm working. Good to see the almighty Sam back on DH bike!
  • + 2
 Back to new world disorders!!!
  • + 1
 This video was SWEET. The Oliver Twist "please sir, may I have more" killed me too.
  • + 0
 Yawn - Sideways Sam shredding a DH bike.

When does he take a XC bike down the same trail and shred that????
In flats of course Wink
  • + 2
 Now that I’ve watched, goddamn he’s fast and loose as hell
  • + 2
 Bruni might be the pope, but Hill will remain the king for me Smile
  • + 2
 Ah some good old 27.5 nostalgia
  • + 2
 Wonder if the rear wheel survive..^^
  • + 3
 Long live the King.
  • + 2
 So if I buy this bike, do I become Sam Hill fast
  • + 1
 FOOT OUT ROOOST OUT..HOLY DRY SPELL BATMAN
  • + 1
 so salty on the aggro 90's filming style
  • + 1
 Sam still has it. WC dh racing is waiting for you, Sam Hill.
  • + 1
 That raw metal fork crown looks so retro Smile
  • + 2
 wild beast!!!
  • + 1
 The southwest of Western Australia, best kept secret in the world!
  • + 2
 braaaap
  • + 0
 Kinda ready to no longer see people just dragging back wheels into corners for the first 1/3 of every video
  • + 2
 Holy fuck
  • + 0
 Fuck yeah I could watch that shit all day!!!! I wish Sam would do a few WCDH races.
  • + 1
 He has.
  • + 1
 Loving the new Limited slip differential on the Dissent.
  • + 1
 Red dirt makes you go faster..
  • + 1
 Speedway Sam on the oppo lock!!
  • + 2
 Oh yea Smile
  • + 1
 Race it Sam! Race it!!!!! Next WC - We want Sam!
  • + 2
 EARTHED.... is it you?
  • + 0
 If I buy this bike will I be able to slide on dry leaves and make dust clouds too?
  • + 1
 Let’s hear it pinkbikers. Come back to DH Sam!!
  • + 2
 The Sam Hill we love.
  • + 1
 Amazing riding ????????????more more please...
  • + 1
 Is it possible we might see Sam competing in DH again????
  • + 1
 Proper advertisement. I want to buy one now! Ahaha
  • + 1
 He hangs that foot out a lot more than most other riders. I like it.
  • + 2
 WE NEED MORE ROOST!!!
  • + 1
 mechanical secret tricks
  • + 1
 Soooo Good lads!!
  • + 1
 Sick
  • + 0
 great riding....terrible editing
  • + 1
 Hellz Yeah
  • + 1
 OMG
  • + 1
 Proper !
  • + 1
 Hell yea!
  • + 1
 we demand more!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 The best.....
  • + 1
 well that was rad
  • + 1
 Jesus FC this is perfect
  • - 1
 looks like it‘s speeded up
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