Sam Hill will be gunning for the top step of the podium at this weekend's World Cup race aboard a custom painted Pink Specialized Demo. Check out his race bike inside, as well as exclusive audio from Sam and his mechanic, Jacy Shumilak, talking about the new colors.
Sam Hill has been out of action for most of this season, but is back just in time to have a go at Worlds. Brett Tippie caught up with him to ask about that crash, pressure, and what he's thinking about before falling asleep!
Hidden away in the SDG booth was a prototype I-Beam seat designed especially for Sam Hill and team Monster Energy/Specialized. With molded in traction patches and custom graphics, the neat saddle is very unique.
Sam Hill, the 2009 Overall World Cup Champion, rides the North Shore with local Thomas Vanderham in the up coming mountain bike feature Follow Me.
A super quick profile to give just the slightest taste of what went down when Sam Hill and Thomas Vanderham rode the Shore late last fall. If you want to know more about what went down on the shoot check out the blog post from Anthill filmmaker Jonathan Schramm. Video inside,
Specialized announced today a much anticipated decision to sponsor Team Monster Energy in 2009—home to two of the most notorious faces in downhill racing, 2X World DH Champion Sam Hill and 2006 Junior World Cup DH Champion Brendan Fairclough.
In an impressive return to the winner's circle, Team Monster Energy Iron Horse's Sam Hill (AUS) took the win today at the Quebec ski resort of Bromont, just outside of Montreal, and in doing so, earned back the leader's jersey he'd lost last week to main rival Greg Minnaar (RSA). Not only did Sam win the final, but he won qualifying in the semi final which gave him the maximum 250 points against Minnaar's 182 points.
If there was even an ounce of doubt prior to the opening round of the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup that Sam Hill could follow his stellar season of 2007 in the same dominant style, well that evaporated today in sunny Maribor in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans.
Monster Energy/Iron Horse teammates Sam Hill (Australia) and Sabrina Jonnier (France) stood atop the podium at the UCI World Championships for the second straight year with repeat performances as Elite Downhill World Champions
The Sam Hill paparazzi were on site at the Sea Otter Classic and we were able to infiltrate the highly guarded Monster Energy/Iron Hose/Mad Catz Pit area. In one corner you could find Jacy Shumilack, the team mechanic, working his magic and meticulously paying attention to every detail, from decal orientation to aerodynamics of the cables. Sean Heimdal, the Team Manager, could be found inside the team trailer doing what appeared to be nothing!
Sam Hill of the Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing team couldn’t have picked a better North American event to shine in, this past weekend taking 1st place overall in the men’s pro-elite category in the Garbanzo Enduro Dowhnill at Whistler’s (B.C.) Crankworx Festival, co-sponsored by Monster Energy.
Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing’s Sam Hill took first place this past weekend at the second round of the UCI World Cup downhill mountain bike racing series, topping rival and first place qualifier Greg Minnaar in an exciting finish on the long, technical, and challenging Fort William, Scotland, course.