Spotted: Sam Hill Riding Clips?

Mar 31, 2018
by Brian Park  
Sam Hill riding clips

There have been rumours going around for a while now, but our photographers from the EWS in Colombia were finally able to confirm: Sam Hill has been riding clips.

bigquotesI've never used clipless really, messed around with it and just didn't get along with them yeh. So I've been running flats for years, but pedaling is such a big part of these courses we're riding now. I've been playing with toe clips for a while now, and they might be the best of both worlds. Its definitely something better in my eyes.Sam Hill

The clips he's using today are prototypes, but a production version may be inbound. Nukeproof, makers of his signature flat pedal, did confirm they were considering offering an aftermarket bolt-on upgrade.

He may or may not be a mutant, or a f*cking legend, but one thing is for sure: Sam Hill is using flat pedals with toe clips to win medals.


72 Comments

  • + 120
 If only someone at Pinkbike was better at Photoshop you may of fooled a few more people!
  • + 115
 Yeah, the least believable part of this story is the photoshop...
  • + 10
 Yeah this looks like an Ed Masters job. (Check his Instagram if you don't know what I'm taking about)
  • + 4
 But look at that LOOONG REACH on his forward geo race marketing fart. Oh wait, his cockpit is almost at his knees and not two corners in front of you.
  • + 4
 If someone here was better at their native tongue, he might HAVE fewer things to be embarrassed about. Smile
  • + 1
 @brianpark: A picture tells a thousand words, maybe you should of put the so called story above the picture for the more shrewd pinkbikers.
  • + 0
 Why is he only during a clip on his left pedal?
  • + 2
 @Joegrant: so he can still have one foot flat out???
  • + 3
 I guess he's finally come around since the Canberra World Champs. Interview @ 5m00s

mpora.com/videos/pirEnHJcD
  • + 3
 @Hwulex: if they're good enough for brendan...
  • + 2
 @patrick-marsh: do you know about @unioncigaretteinternational UCI for short...... some more quality photos of all your favorite UCI downhillers smoking cigs
www.instagram.com/p/BfQ0XjxHJLT/?taken-by=unioncigaretteinternational
  • + 24
 According to some rumors, Sam Hill sleeps with his 5.10's
  • + 187
 Heard you sleep with a 5/10
  • - 14
flag barbarosza (Mar 31, 2018 at 22:16) (Below Threshold)
 @speed10: heard you lost your .45 , eh ?
  • + 10
 @speed10: yea at least she's half-peng
  • + 3
 @speed10: oohhh, nasty.
  • + 3
 good thing he doesn’t sleep with mine... they have poison oak all over them half the time!
  • + 15
 Joke's on you guys. I spend each night alone.
  • + 9
 @speed10: mic drop. The internet now belongs to this guy.
  • + 1
 @ranke: One thing I do not miss about riding in Cal
  • + 8
 Imagine if this wasn’t April fools... everyone and their mother would buy a set of clips.
  • + 3
 Not clips, just straps, its a bondage thing
  • + 8
 Oh god, you guys got me good. I nearly had a fuckin heart attack!
  • + 1
 I'm pretty shure, the secret story is his new drivetrain sponsor. Never heared of Fox's infamous cranks. The "F" is just hidden by his magnificent strap.

By the way... Has anyone ever spent a thought on suspension cranks? Great way of get your feet stuck in the ground quickly!
  • + 5
 You know those are XO cranks upside down right?
  • + 5
 You fu*#ing basterds got me
  • + 3
 can’t wait to get my toe clips sam hill signature
  • + 2
 Ohhh damn, its one in the morning ..., you almost got me. Yo who put the alphabet in alphabetical order?
  • + 0
 Wife woke me up with this one. Pre-coffee it worked. I read the headline, yelled at the kids to get outside on their new skateboards and enjoy life because I thought the world was truly out of balance and coming to an end!
  • + 1
 I read this last night after getting home late from the bars, and all I thought was “huh, that seems stupid” now I feel stupid. And slightly hungover
  • + 3
 Fixed gear approved
  • + 1
 phew glad Sams not on the Nukeproof clip pedals, they have a mind of their own
  • + 1
 in all seriousness, does that bike look too small (and cramped) to anyone else?
  • + 1
 Chuck the clip keep the strap great for all kinds of uses. P.S. Don't let your kids use photoshop till next April.
  • + 2
 funny thing is I once met a mate for a ride and he had them bloody things!
  • + 1
 Haha, actually it was this post above all else, making me be aware of aprils fools.
  • + 0
 April and all but he is sponsored by online part sales and who knows maybe they need more junk to hauk.
  • + 0
 need to work on those Photoshop skilz to fool us better... Wink I was reading and almost bought it.
  • + 2
 That’s so lame, lame!
  • + 0
 Happy photoshop fools....clips on you!
  • + 0
 PB Photoshop skills... 0..
  • + 0
 Little premature there PB
  • + 0
 You should at least take a photo of his 2018 bike.
  • + 0
 This is as big a news as Bill Clinton caught riding bareback.
  • - 1
 Can you just repost the my little pony pinkbike main page every year and call it a day?
  • + 0
 That was 2009? Man I'm old
  • + 0
 #ToeclipPedalsWinMedalsYeh!
  • + 1
 Brilliant!
  • + 0
 Yes! Fake news!
  • + 2
 That is every day in USA?
  • - 1
 To much crap on april 1 !
  • + 0
 1 of April Smile
  • + 0
 Happy Easter
  • + 0
 April fool...
  • + 0
 April already?
  • + 0
 ????
  • + 0
 Nope
  • + 0
 Yeah, I believe it.
  • - 2
 Wasn't even close
  • - 1
 April Fool's Day Smile
  • - 1
 Aprils 1st
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