Video: Can He Win a $10,000 Bike in 20 Minutes? - Sea Otter Sweep

May 15, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  


During Sea Otter we gave one lucky contestant a chance to win a brand new Ibis Mojo. The challenge? A nine-stop scavenger hunt through the venue to collect the parts he needed to build the bike. Did he do it? Watch the video to find out.


9 clues, 9 booths, 20-minute time limit. Here Dario Digiulio gets the first three of nine clues from Tippie at the Pinkbike booth...

"These boys and girls in blue deliver drivetrains and brakes for you." Shimano!

Finding all the booths within the time limit is no joke!

Dario ran around the expo area collecting goodies from SDG, Stans No Tubes, ODI, Continental, Shimano, Enduro Bearings, Fox and OneUp to build up the Ibis Mojo frame.

Success! Dario found everything within the time limit.

The team from Feedback Sports took care of the build.


The stoke is real.
The final prize that Dario gets to take home and ride.

Not bad for 20 minutes of work!


Thank you to SDG, Stans No Tubes, ODI, Continental, Shimano, Fox, OneUp, Ibis, Enduro Bearings and Feedback Sports for being a part of the inaugural Sea Otter Sweep!


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals / @SDG-COMPONENTS / @Odigrips / @ContinentalMTB / @shimano / @foxfactory / @OneUpComponents / @ibiscycles / @FeedbackSports / @endurobearings




103 Comments

  • + 174
 They should have thrown in a free hat
  • + 5
 Beat me to it
  • + 25
 Keep yer eyes peeled for some sick new PB-branded grandma hats dropping soon
  • + 41
 Haha.....but on the other hand it's more original than a sea of look-alikes with the mandatory flat-brim bro-brah hat
  • + 10
 That hat is f’n dope!
  • + 3
 @0gravity: ...with ears tucked in!
  • + 132
 Goon in the video here, thanks again Pinkbike for the world's best comeup!
  • + 5
 Sweet ride! Nothing that I'd change about that build! New XTR, all the goods! What's that bad boy weigh in at?
  • + 20
 @sledMXer: total gucci build! Some funky issues with the new Scylence hub, but otherwise oh so good. Haven't hung it on a scale yet, as I've been too busy riding!
  • + 5
 @ddspaz: What are the hub issues?
  • + 3
 We need a link to where to buy the hat! Smile
  • + 6
 @chris-adam-media: The driver plates don't fully disengage, so it makes an inconsistent whirring noise, like a hub with a broken pawl. More of an annoyance than anything, but I worry about durability as a result.
  • + 15
 @reverb: bought it from an old hippie in Point Reyes, CA!
  • + 4
 @ddspaz: Hey here's a snippet about that hub - "For now, Shimano plans to release an XTR hub that uses the same Helical spline design as previously announced, but rather than coast silently without contact of the ratchet rings, the rings will instead stay in contact. It’s safe to assume that the hub won’t be silent and that it will coast with more drag than originally desired.

“It’s frustrating that we advertised something we’re not able to bring to market,” said Shingleton, who also explained that they’d been using prototypes of Scylence hub for well over a year locally without a single issue, but that clearly the product didn’t meet Shimano’s stringent quality control testing." Seems like the whirly noise is part of the design now unfortunately. Still a really cool hub though.
  • + 2
 @scottyrides5: Makes sense, the inconsistency still doesn't make a ton of sense, but I sure can't complain! The shifting is flawless, rest assured.
  • + 4
 @ddspaz: Stoked for your prize man. Keep her clean. Keep her happy. Ride her often. See ya on the trails!
  • + 7
 @scottyrides5: With pride, it's the nicest thing I own!
  • + 1
 There were some issues with XTR cranks as well right? What do u end up with?
  • + 1
 @aimanisamon: I ended up getting the non-XTR ones, FC-MT900-1. I don't think anyone's one the XTR models yet.
  • + 2
 Congrats and have a great fun on it!
  • - 2
 ** already listed for sale on pinkbike ** hahah
  • + 2
 Damn, what a sweet bike, what a cool giveaway, what a lucky guy you are. Congratulations!
  • + 1
 @aimanisamon: I don't think they had development issues with cranks like the hub. The issue was the factory that was supposed to make them burned down. As a result Shimano is spec'ing a new crank with the new XTR spiderless chain ring for the time being. The final version of XTR 9100 cranks is coming but for now they ship with the inbetweener model. It's actually a pretty nice looking crank though and costs a ton less than the final version.
  • + 46
 Surely that's Private Joker from Full Metal Jacket. The famous get all the good stuff ; )

Congrats kid. Great prize.
  • + 23
 Well, no shit. What have we got here, a fucking comedian!
  • + 21
 And the bike is already for sale.
  • - 3
 gotta test the waters
  • + 18
 Unfortunately bills aren't that easy to pay when you're still in college...as much I love bikes I think I would rather have a roof over my head
  • - 20
flag stumphumper92 (May 15, 2019 at 11:29) (Below Threshold)
 @ddspaz: Bruh you got it for free... what would you do for money if you didn't win it? Very undeserving...
  • + 13
 @stumphumper92: Are you saying that by winning the bike by the rules set forth by Pinkbike that @ddspaz can't do with his property what he wants? How do you know that he doesn't have a brand spanking new bike sitting in his house that he spent the last 4 years saving up for?
  • + 11
 Every time I enter a raffle to win a $10K bike, I wonder if I'd do the same if I won. How many people can really afford to ride around a 10K bike when there are so many other things in life you need to pay/save for? I'd probably swap some parts with my current bike and sell as much as possible and donate a portion of the money.
  • + 0
 @unrooted: I'd sell it and ride the $10,000 Mojo I won
  • + 43
 @stumphumper92: If I didn't win I'd continue to live paycheck to paycheck as I do now, but if I could have a real amount of money saved for the first time in my life I'd be pretty damn happy. Don't mistake need for ungratefulness.
  • + 5
 I'd imagine a college student couldn't even afford the taxes he'd have to pay after winning this, that has to be a $2,000ish tax bill
  • + 12
 @fuzzhead45: No tax on a collection of small gifts Wink
  • + 8
 (Not directed to the O.P.)

None of us can judge you on it and everyone will have a differing opinion. It was a gift (prize).

Congrats on getting some much-needed cash (however much), from the sale of said gift (prize)!
  • + 4
 @ddspaz: Try not to let the cash rinse through your fingers afterwards... I always tried to reinvest any money I got as a gift while studying back into trips and bikes because it had the most positive effect and otherwise it somehow always dissipates. Completely different situation though, as I wouldn't even be able to go to university if it weren't for free and cost as much as in North America... good luck!
  • - 3
 @pwe312: You can afford to ride around on a 10K dollar bike because you got it for free....
  • - 5
flag tigerteeuwen (May 16, 2019 at 5:36) (Below Threshold)
 @ddspaz: lame
  • + 1
 @ddspaz: risky move there when you are talking values near 10k.....
  • + 3
 @stumphumper92: it doesn't matter the circumstances, the fact is it's his to do as he pleases. Using your logic, are you saying even a sports betting winner can't spend the money?
  • - 1
 @thesharkman: yep you got me that’s exactly what I’m saying
  • + 3
 i would have atleast waited for the dust to settle and let the sponsors enjoy the limelight for a while. kind of takes the shine off such a good feel good story.
  • + 2
 @thesharkman: sports betting is betting money. It's not like they get the game basketball and are expected to go dribble the ball at a local court.....
  • + 1
 @imho4ep: True that, sage point
  • + 6
 ...and as the dust settles, the goon reveals: I'm keeping the bike.
  • + 2
 @pwe312: Righto... @ddspaz I see both sides, no worries don't let it get to you too much, sick bike! I'm still envious lol Drool
  • + 3
 @ddspaz: I hope all this talk didn't sway you one way or the other. Of course you can do whatever you want with that epic steed. I too would test the waters since IMO, a cheaper bike and cash in the bank would allow me to take that bike and go ride somewhere I've never been. Super happy for you either way.
  • + 19
 I was hoping he had to endure something painful for 20 minutes...like being shocked, pepper sprayed, or stung by bees. I blame youtube for this desire.
  • + 1
 Lol yeah all he had to do was gather the parts? Where do I sign up? Razz
  • + 17
 Looking at the photos I guess he did!! #spoiler
  • + 18
 Gilligan won a bike
  • + 3
 time for a 3 hr tour...
  • + 4
 @rocky-mtn-gman: ...a three... hour... tour....
  • + 2
 The weather started getting rough, Brett Ti-ppee was lost. . .
  • + 17
 THAT IS SO SICK! You got to hang out with Brett Tippie!!!!!!
  • - 3
 It's like Crankworx baby movie from IFHT films: he won everything he ever dreamed of: tears, excitement, trophees, Brett Tippie...
  • + 9
 A genuinely kind guy, and so stoked!!
  • + 14
 No Mountain bike should cost 10k.. These prices are getting crazier and crazier Nice bike though...
  • + 10
 This is going to get buried. @ddspaz I was the guy at the Hyperthreads trailer. I was engaging with people and ventured up to you. I remember thinking that was the hottest bike at the event, and when I asked about it, you told me you had just won it! I couldn't believe it! Just wanted to say hey, because this is my "I know that guy!" moment!

Congrats again! Thing is awesome!
  • + 5
 Hey man! I remember you, what a moment that was. Stoke is still crazy high, I've loved the bike more every ride.
  • + 7
 Lucky bastard
  • + 4
 Flipping Awesome!
  • + 2
 Hopefully Pinkbike has a similar contest at Sea Otter Canada. Would love to win a new Mojo!
  • + 2
 Hold up. Is that the same dude in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJCrEn4bMo0&t=286s
(around 28s)
  • + 3
 hi chris
  • + 3
 When you're rich, shopping must look like this Big Grin
  • + 2
 Imagine if all those share the ride kids instantly listed their bikes on Kijiji / pinkbike ......
  • + 2
 Skils dude, awesome situations
  • + 2
 Cool, Buster Bluth won a bike
  • + 3
 he'll have to watch out for loose seals
  • + 1
 Every time I see one of those bikes in person, I can't help but stare. It's a beautiful bike...the color is just great.
  • + 3
 Amazing! Congrats!
  • + 2
 Congratulations, enjoy the ride! That has to be a great feeling!
  • + 1
 Well before seeing the video I thought he had to build the bike in twenty minutes...
  • + 1
 How was this guy selected?
  • + 1
 Sweet bike and build, not much, if anything, i would change on that.
  • + 1
 My dude looks like he's taking a shit in the main pic.
  • + 1
 ill give you 5 grand for it.
  • + 1
 oh wait xl frame I'm out.
  • + 2
 Fair play Dario
  • + 1
 really cool idea. awesome
  • + 1
 where can we buy the t-shirt?
  • + 2
 Soon! They are enroute to the online store along with some other new designs.
  • + 2
 I loved this
  • + 2
 That doesn’t suck!
  • + 1
 Buy a 10000$ helmet and get a free bike.
  • + 1
 20mins, no more excuses from my LBS!
  • + 1
 Did they hide $3500 in the frame? Not sure how this gets to be $10000.
  • + 1
 radz
  • + 1
 dope bike
  • + 1
 That's awesome!
  • + 1
 That is a damn nice ride
  • + 1
 What a lucky guy.
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