Sam Hill and Mike Jones Pre-Season Training - Video

Feb 22, 2016 at 1:48
by Chain Reaction Cycles  

Watch this edit to see the trails they’ve been riding and an interview with the two riders – hear how Sam has helped Mike get to where he is in the world of downhill, including his transition from ‘Mad’ Mike to ‘Majestic’ Mike, plus what it’s like for Mike staying at Sam’s house…


MENTIONS: @ChainReactionCycles / @Nukeproof-Bicycles




78 Comments

  • + 98
 For all the hype about Gwin this offseason...... hes no Sam Hill.
  • + 64
 Sam can certainly get a wiggle on down those hills.
  • + 12
 I see what you did there.....
  • + 1
 will watch the vid in a bit.. but lemme shout first .. now we talking !
  • - 8
flag chyu (Feb 22, 2016 at 4:57) (Below Threshold)
 Sam needs to give Pivot a run.
  • + 13
 Prerequisite for being fast and awesome: thick eye brows and be borderline bogan/chav. Hope these guys kill it this year! No fuss, fun and fast approach is great to watch!
  • + 21
 It was such a pitty to see Sam crashing in Hafjell when he was on his way to become World Champion 2014 (he was even faster than Bryceland up to the point where Sam crashed).
  • + 1
 It took me a long time to get that bigtim Smile
  • + 3
 The Wiggle Cycles DH Team has a rather funny ring to it...
  • - 3
 like hill ain't gwin ... sam hill had his golden period
  • + 3
 Well, the Pro Ladies road team is "Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling" which has an even funnier ring to it.
  • + 27
 Anyone care to translate what the conversation about flat pedals was about?
  • + 7
 It was about flat pedals?
  • + 1
 Aren't they speaking about it at one point?
  • + 3
 Probably, but I wasnt able to understand it
  • + 11
 they were bantering about one using flats and the other not. Sam says that you can pedal with flats as he won an EWS stage last year with them (rotorua stage 7) , Mike then noted that was only because the stage was half oF the DH track that Sam had practiced all week.

or something along those lines. im at work now so cant watch it again but thats what i remember from when i was scoffing my weetabix watching it on my phone.

to be fair to sam he could have respnded back to mike that it wasn't just him that had practiced the dh track all week, as there weer plenty of clipped in DH riders racing they EWS who had as well.
  • + 11
 oh yeah and what was quite funny was when think the camera guy observed that Sam was using a fancy chain cassette. (im gonna guess it was one of those gold sram ones we saw at Andorra last year).

cos Mike then said - "its cos they felt sorry for him at worlds" - MTB bants
  • + 2
 Haha! Awesome.
  • + 13
 I've got high hopes for these two this year if they stay injury free. One of the biggest disappointments of last year was not getting to see Sam tear Lourdes apart.
  • + 14
 Some subtitles would be nice... Serious shredding from these two!
  • + 5
 Lived there for a year but can't understand a thing he says!
  • + 1
 Wales?
  • + 16
 plenty of Brazilians in Wales. they come for the weather, the beaches and the babes
  • + 12
 "He showed me how to walk the track properly", those "shoes" look appropriate indeed
  • + 3
 We all wear thongs over here mate. Proper bush walking attire
  • + 10
 I wanna see the opposite. Sam hill riding Afan Masts in the mud and rain.
  • + 5
 Try Revo this week-end gone. Good old sideways rain. I could choose which side of my body I wanted to get wet.
  • + 3
 Except Mike Jones isn't from Llangynog...
  • + 9
 Please, Ratboy for translator Smile
  • + 7
 Damit I just come back from a ride, after seeing that vid I wanna go for another ride
  • + 7
 its not a woman... you need to be gentle. haha I hope Sam and Mike beat the shit out of YT and their new rider ; )
  • + 2
 @hgrenade Keep "hoping"
  • + 0
 Hahaha yeh Gwin is going to kill it this year. Hopefully these boys do all right too. I'd love to see Jonesy smash one!
  • + 5
 @jaame Who knows who will win this year. Loic is a beast, Brosnan is on the way up too, RatBoy always in the mix now, Stevie Smith might return to form, Gee on Trek...watch out, and Gwin is just a machine. Minaar almost won it all last year and didnt he tape his hand to the bars the 1st race? However even if he doesnt kill it all year we would all love top see Sam Hill win one more race. At the end of the day we all just fans of the sport.
  • + 7
 Did that pump say Giant on it?
  • + 2
 No kidding! Must be a great pump. Im sure the guys at CRC will make sure that pump heads on down the road.
  • + 2
 Loved that! Team CRC/Nukeproof/Giant pumps!
  • + 5
 Railing those corners. Jones def learning from the best, spittin image in those turns.
  • + 5
 Indeed! At time you couldn't tell the pair apart. Jones seems looser on the rough straights and Hill still is marginally looser in the corners Smile
  • + 5
 Being happy and relaxed in a team is priceless when it's comes to success. Hope these 2 smash it this season!!
  • + 5
 Sam, I'm still riding sunday.
  • + 4
 Poised and poisonous. Lean and lethal. The wind assassin swoops! Its SAM HILL!!
  • + 1
 Getting to try to chase Hill at US Nationals was the best. Short lived though. He floats over chunky, slow, wheel grabber rocksin a frustrating to follow way. Glad to say I've seen his riding up close when he was blowing away everyone.
  • + 2
 Contortas! Have not seem some of those trails in a good few years. Got me all nostalgic for some moon dust drifts and some Balingup Pub chicken Parmy!
  • + 1
 CAPTAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNN.
  • + 3
 Understood almost no words in this vid... Beside questions...
  • + 1
 That last trail with those trees right next to it all over has broken collarbone and dislocated shoulder written all over it! yikes!
  • + 3
 Didn't understand a word, there should have been subtitles.
  • + 2
 I'm as American as they come but the Aussie in me what's Sam Hill to KILL!!!
  • + 1
 Sam look lean, leanest ever... Putting in work, training smart and hard. Same back on top the box this year...
  • + 1
 Banter and shredding this clip is great I've watched it about 10 times already
  • + 1
 Did Rankin film this? Had a Sprung/Earthed vibe, and I mean that as high praise
  • + 1
 It would be great see sam back on the top step of that podium again, hopefully this is the season for it Smile
  • + 2
 Stoked to see this! Two lads just ripping
  • + 2
 Ahh, 60FPS video. Beautiful!
  • + 1
 Showed 'im everything he needs to know, like how to properly wear a wifebeater and thongs.
  • + 2
 Sam's looking good and fit. Kill 'em this year guys!
  • + 2
 I'm Jonesin' to ride a Hill like that after a long winter.
  • + 1
 That video is friggin crisp, stoked to see how sick these two are looking, fingers crossed for a good year for both!
  • + 1
 So will they be wearing Wiggle Jersey's soon? Would look kinda weird with the name Wiggle.
  • + 2
 Good luck to both of em! Be great to see podiums galore this season!
  • + 1
 Please, what's the name of that beat at the beginning of video?
  • + 2
 Sam looks in shape..
  • + 1
 Top edit lads. Epic banter (Y)
  • + 1
 Subtitles next time please. Serious I want to know what they're saying!
  • + 2
 Yay, Sam Hill !!! Smile
  • + 1
 Anyone in WA able to tell me where these trails are?
  • + 1
 Some Nannup and Welli Mills there, a few sec...*ahem* unpopular ones as well !
  • + 1
 Still king of "FAST AND LOOSE"
  • + 1
 Sam looks fit and healthy. excited for the upcoming season!
  • + 2
 he's looking leaner than ever
  • + 1
 Yea those tyres have seen better days. Ripped of knobs gallore.
  • + 1
 You've always gotta love Sam Hill!
  • + 1
 damn... they make it look so easy...
  • + 1
 Nannup! Smile
  • + 1
 Super stoked
  • + 1
 Proper, for sure.
  • + 1
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