Video: Sam Hill Downhill Driftin'

Oct 6, 2020
by Chain Reaction Cycles  


What does Sam Hill get up to when he's not winning back-to-back Enduro World Series titles? He jumps on his downhill bike shining a dust-filled foot-out, flat-out light on what's been a pretty dark year so far!

Watch this raw edit of the Team Chain Reaction Cycles racer tearing up his local trails on board a Nukeproof Dissent. A perfect reminder of what an incredible rider he is - whatever the bike.


107 Comments

  • 278 6
 things this video doesn't have that no one misses...
Bedroom scene of rider waking up
Kitchen scene of come coffee/breakfast for rider
Slow motion dressing and putting on helmet and goggles
Gratuitous shots of dog accompanying you on ride to trailhead in your tacoma
random nature grabs before the shred happens


thanks Sam
  • 150 2
 So how does he start off with his goggles backwards on his neck and then magically they get on his face?!


We will never know.
  • 15 1
 @juicebanger: don’t think they got your sarcasm - I thought it was pretty funny
  • 7 0
 @juicebanger: I thought it was funny :-)
  • 2 0
 Ha ha, so true and better for it.
  • 9 0
 Not even a mounting of the goggles scene, mint!
  • 1 2
 I thought you were gonna say 'face mask'. Your list simply shows you (like me) see ALL the edits.
  • 13 0
 @juicebanger: He is hitting the first turn so fast that the gyroscopic forces turn the goggles until it snaps into place on his face. Easy as that . . .
  • 1 0
 Thing this video actually misses: a fine length, especially after all the teasers on his Instagram
  • 8 0
 Username checks out.
  • 5 3
 Dont forget the initial "click" of the shoes going into the pedals.
  • 1 0
 Preach
  • 4 0
 tbh was dissapointed, all those beautiful shots and didnt once see a foot off drift in real time
  • 3 0
 They also forgot to show the Pickup truck / Camper Van driving to the trail. Does he live in the dirt?
  • 2 0
 Also shit music. Instead just nature. Nature .
  • 1 0
 @TheBrickOriginal: and too much coverage of hike a bike uphill
  • 1 0
 PitStop
  • 1 0
 ...
  • 45 2
 Wow, I saw the picture with Sam Hill on a DH bike and realized nothing in life is more important right now than watching this video.
  • 49 2
 I put my kids up for adoption and quit my job to watch this video. No regrets
  • 39 1
 I pulled out to watch it.
  • 22 1
 @thustlewhumber: and THEN finished...
  • 37 0
 no huge sprint into the trail timed perfectly with fast music, no blowing up berms...all business, clean lines, calm upper body, eyes up....its amazing to watch. It looks like he just out for a cruise, the same as when hes competing, never rushed, I dont get it but its awesome to watch....looking forward to 2021
  • 1 1
 and no car shuttle to the trail head, although there are car tyre marks ...
  • 4 0
 @vhdh666: can’t shuttle up there it’s blocked off
  • 31 1
 Hey instagram kids, pay attention. This is what fast looks like. Note the absence of "schralping", sped up footage (or footage filmed in slo-mo then playing at full speed... naughty!) and terrible drum & bass track...
  • 2 10
flag DHhack (Oct 7, 2020 at 6:44) (Below Threshold)
 @speedfreek: it’s so true. Came up on two riders with a cameraman filming a Instagram edit at the local bike park the other day trying to look fast. Too bad me and a buddy caught up to them in two turns carrying 50% more speed and ruining their shot...
  • 10 0
 @DHhack: wow you must be so fast man
  • 1 4
 @nikifor88: it’s a blue jump trail, so yeah, I’m decently fast. I could explain jumping for show on a video edit versus going fast...
  • 2 0
 I heard that term, "schralping", for the 1st time in a bible mountain bike test of the Evil Following. Still not entirely sure what that even means. And feel like I am ok with not knowing.
  • 1 0
 @Muggsly: sshhralp!!
nothing beats that sound man
  • 17 0
 Diggin the soundtrack
  • 4 0
 Didn’t one of the New World Disorder movies have a similar section with Kirt Vories (I think) riding with just the bike and dirt as his soundtrack? And I think Kovarik released one a few years ago.

Much better than most of the shit music nowadays.
  • 1 0
 @CustardCountry: kirts segment was in NWD 10, the simpler times of 2009 doesn't seem like it was that long ago!
  • 12 0
 Do you even drift bro? What a legend!!
  • 12 0
 I liked it but it has left me wanting more...
  • 9 0
 Nice mellow real life video and nice to see spring has sprung in the land of Oz.
  • 7 2
 It's crazy how sam is still wearing the same shoe after 15+ years. Shame that they cant figure out how to improve it while keeping what works
  • 25 4
 Maybe it doesn’t need to be improved?
  • 9 2
 @nickgarrison: Theyre heavy and retain water. So there are two places for improvement off the top of my head.
  • 9 0
 @me2menow: Maybe Sam's feet are waterproof? After all, they are his shoes to suit his needs.
  • 10 2
 @me2menow: don't rain much in Perth
  • 4 0
 @dooganmcdoogan: Enduro Wet Series tho....
  • 1 1
 @me2menow: I’m happy with the weight, and the shoe in general, but being a bit less hydrophobic would be nice.
  • 1 0
 It's to save the planet. Repair it, use it till it dies. My Firetens had to be reglued 2 times.
  • 1 0
 I was about to buy the predictable Impact Pros last year, but in the last minute decided on the Sam Hills, something like "well, why not? If Sam likes them so much there must be something there".

An year later, riding 3 times a week, those things are stil lookingl nearly new, grip like crazy, deliver ultimate protection and are amazing to walk on really rough terrain. I only ever feel the weight while walking, but heavy duty approach shoes are also heavy
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: I’ve got over 3 full seasons on mine and they are still the same. Best money I ever spent.
  • 3 0
 Love videos like this one. No 20 m+ gaps, no riding into the abyss, just enjoying the ride. It's the kind of riding anyone of us could do. Doesn't matter it'd be 7 times slower.
  • 5 0
 ahh Perth... maybe you'll let me back in soon
  • 1 0
 I feel your pain!
  • 3 0
 We are locked up like prisoners here send help lol
  • 3 0
 Watch the speed held through the corners at 1:52 - 1:56. Perfect. Fast. Efficient. No shralp or spraying dirt for the cameras.
  • 3 0
 Best thing about these videos is that these are my home trails!! Would have been a blast to run into the legend himself riding them.
  • 1 0
 what trails are they.? is it in WA?
  • 1 0
 @pmrider77: its called the "goat Farm". It is in WA
  • 4 0
 The sound effects are so odd to me--enhancing them and playing bike sounds that don't match up to the video throws me off
  • 3 0
 Note to all you kids out there making videos/edits, please notice that Sam didn’t need to lock up and skid around all the corners to kick up roost.

Just saying.
  • 4 0
 Does it get better then watching Sam freakin Hill on a dh bike ?
  • 3 0
 Sam Hill return to DH WC for 2021...uh 2022?
  • 3 1
 The world would be a better place if pro riders would ride our bikes and dial in the suspension.
  • 13 0
 I don't think I'd get along with Gwin's set up, I remember fully rigid bikes.
  • 8 0
 @commental: I echo this. I pushed on his forks before his win in South Africa the first time for Twr. Despite being 40% heavier I couldn’t get his fork to compress more than an inch or two. I then watched a race run that bottomed the fork multiple times and still to this day can’t fathom. Also, if you haven’t watched pro’s talking suspension, I am not sure most know which knobs do what.
  • 15 1
 @usedbikestuff: The round blue knob makes the bouncing happen faster, the little black knob adjusts how loud the squishy sound is and the big orange knob at the top runs America.

Is that right?
  • 2 0
 @Linkpin: A+ there
  • 1 0
 @commental: but then again, maybe you would!
  • 2 0
 @Linkpin: Haha, brilliant.
  • 2 0
 @Linkpin: OMG this comment wins 2020. Havent ROFL'd in too long.
  • 2 0
 All the teasers on Instagram for only 2 minutes of riding footage? Oh well...
  • 3 0
 cell phone in front pocket! "confidence"
  • 1 0
 Dadlife
  • 1 0
 I totally just checked out pricing on this bike just because of the video. If I wasn't in school right now I'd probably have pulled the trigger.
  • 2 0
 So smooth it looks calm. No schralp, pure efficiency. And that 2 wheel drift on loose top layer.. Thanks!
  • 3 0
 Rad! GOAT
  • 3 0
 Sam doesn't ride uphill!
  • 4 0
 Kinda think that’s a requirement to win an EWS title...
  • 1 0
 Flow trail then? Sad. Still he's got more skill on flat turns than I have in bed.
  • 2 0
 Hill on a hill equals thrill.
  • 1 0
 Sam on a dh bike, proper sound track, this video made my world right again for a few minutes. Thanks Sam
  • 2 0
 MUST WATCH
  • 1 0
 Second the soundtrack. Sound of speed.
  • 2 0
 Is that sound seat buzz?
  • 1 0
 that was my guess too
  • 1 0
 Mint....the new bikes look quality
  • 1 0
 Let your tires do the talking.
  • 1 0
 Greenmount National Park & The Goat Farm ?
Pretty cool place
  • 1 0
 It's definitely the Goat Farm for some of it, I recognise parts of A-Kline and Dugite
  • 1 0
 @Blackers: a lot of the left side of the hill and the old national start from 2000
  • 1 0
 Should say BACK to BACK to BACK EWS championships.
  • 1 0
 Sick riding on hurting tracks!
  • 1 0
 That was great,good stuff!
  • 1 0
 Whats rubbing at 1:20 and 1:50?
  • 1 0
 I think it’s the front tyre rubs the down tube when the fork bottoms out and if not then it’s the rear tyre rubs the seat tube.
  • 1 0
 He even looks fast pushing a bike. #GOAT.
  • 1 0
 For big beautiful corners skip to 1:51
  • 1 0
 Who does the foot-out drift better, Hill or Kovarik?
  • 2 0
 What a freakin career
  • 1 0
 that video was not king worthy. bad audio ruined it for me
  • 1 0
 The words major and disappointment spring to mind
  • 1 0
 Always love watching Sam. Such a Pro.
  • 1 0
 Dude is ridiculous!
  • 1 0
 So. Sick.
  • 1 2
 It's one of those little pleasures in life. Knowing if Sam isnt at a race, he could win it. Worlds this weekend....
  • 1 2
 Gwin who again?

Hill still throws a D sled around like nobody's business. f*ckin' manchamp that boy.
  • 1 0
 Love it
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