Off-Season Laps With Sam Hill - Video

Jan 22, 2016 at 11:53
by Brett Pengelley  
Views: 68,188    Faves: 498    Comments: 37


This is the second edit in a series of videos covering Australian and New Zealand riders and their scenes, produced by Fektor.

bigquotesIt was awesome to film in Western Australia. We have some great tracks and it was fun to push myself and send some gaps. - Sam Hill


MENTIONS: @Fektor / @Nukeproof-bikes



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190 Comments

  • + 540
 Still just January, but we already have a front runner for worst music in an edit for 2016.
  • + 72
 I agree! It was trying to be a bit different and it didn't work. Sam's riding however was swede as fook!!!!
  • + 104
 I usually hate when people knock the song in a video because its pretty rare that a song is bad. and then i watched this video and thought....oh..my god.
  • - 9
flag cunning-linguist (Jan 22, 2016 at 14:16) (Below Threshold)
 Proper shit wasn't it! Get some sabbath, or pantera on there and it'd be a minter!!!!
  • + 25
 fookin minter meht
  • + 5
 great riding but awful music
  • + 10
 Just punch yourself in the giggle-berries and the music sounds great.
  • + 39
 I liked it, and judging by the comments I might be the only one. Fml.
  • + 10
 I liked the music too! I thought it was bangin...
  • + 9
 I like the music. fitting to the rock to wheel smackin he was doin
  • + 4
 some fresh footage of sam hill ripping and all people can do is bitch about the music. There is this thing called a mute button if you hate the music that much, then pause and play whatever you like.
  • + 4
 I was feelin that.
  • + 8
 Good songs ain't free.
  • + 4
 ^^^^no dude you ain't alone but isn't that what's good about Mtb. You just out of the box. I like the creative,I can't wait for a video with a different story to tell without music!!!!
  • + 1
 ^^^@russthedog
  • - 1
 I had to stop the video as the music was making my ears bleed. I bet Sam had no idea...
  • + 0
 Have to agree musics pretty bad. And I played it like 3 timesWink Great video Way fun trail in a cool forest! Awesome!
  • + 1
 I'm not disagreeing with anyone. Cheap/free music ain't always great. But to use something real good you gotta pay or prepare for a cease & desist.
  • - 5
flag ninjaty (Jan 22, 2016 at 18:36) (Below Threshold)
 Was this a Junior High media project...?
  • + 1
 This desperately needed some Motorhead.
  • + 2
 Sam wtf, that was a brutal edit.
  • + 2
 Great music. Hard to get if the only thing you know is Justin beber. Can't feed caviar to chickens.
  • + 1
 Thank fuck for the mute button! Just want the WC to start now!
  • + 2
 so wasnt high enough for the music.
  • + 1
 I actually liked the song but it didn't quite match the riding.

For those who read the comments before watching the video, I'd suggest Matt U & Headhunter - Chosen One. Nice and trippy as the original song but a bit more upbeat. Quite fitting for his Jedi like riding..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Rnt3O007Y
  • + 1
 @ 50 seconds though
  • - 9
flag DhAYaTEi (Jan 23, 2016 at 0:41) (Below Threshold)
 I wanted to watch it but the music made it so that I couldn't :'(

How bout someone on here repost the video dubbed over with a better song? Is that possible?
  • + 7
 Somethings just need to be left raw and Sam Hill hitting dusty corners is definitely one of those things
  • + 5
 didnt even notice the "music" Only heard tyres on dirt...
  • + 9
 +1 Headshot. If you're watching Sam f*cking Hill shred that hard and you can only focus on the music I question if you are actually a mountain biker. And to the dude who couldn't even watch...lol he's obv 29er xc for life (but yeah weird song hah)
  • + 5
 +1 @StanMarsh

"question if you are actually a mountain biker." lol
  • + 4
 Could've been Mumford & Sons cringey pseudo-folk music like in Remi Thirion's video.
  • + 3
 I heard super mario
  • + 3
 That tune sounded like something dropping down a hill. Sam was dropping down that Hill. Actually got that tune stuck in my head for two days now, not bad.
  • + 7
 Be nice, the music has down syndrome
  • + 1
 what music? all i heard was the sound of the dirt being smashed by the tires.
  • + 4
 That wasn't music it was The Clangers on acid.
  • + 2
 Better music than that sabertooth fandango.
  • + 1
 ye man that music ruined a nice video.
  • + 1
 I couldn't get through 30 sec's of it before switching the music. Sick riding!
  • + 84
 Whoever this guy is, he should probably start using those pedals where your foot clips to the pedal. He won't get very far using them pedals with the spikes on em, probably hasn't been riding long that's why but he looks good for a rookie i'd say.
  • + 16
 Plus he's still using one of those bikes with the spring on the outside of the shock absorber. You know, the ones that everyone stopped using in '89...
  • + 10
 yes. the shocks absorbers. he also needs a wide-range cogset and hite-rite.
  • + 9
 Don't forget about his aluminum frame. He needs carbon if he wants to be competitive
  • - 2
 The bike rattling and chatter was on par with the music. Nails on chalkboard in G minor. Chain? DU bushing clapped? Camera shutter noise? What was that?!?!
  • + 46
 Music aside, looking good! This coming season has epic written all over it, Sam back on form, Loic finally popping his cherry, Ratboy fully fit from the start and chomping at the bit, Peatys last, Greg still in there, plus all the others biting at the heals to get that podium.
  • + 13
 + Gee on Trek.. he's gonna be hungry. And Gwin w/ whoever he's riding with. Buncha riders going for the first spot
  • + 16
 Don't forget brosnan!
  • + 1
 So how about Gwin then? Is the news out yet? It would be out by now if it was true. I reckon they've hit a hurdle or he doesn't like the bike or something.
  • + 12
 In regards to Minaar, "YOU CAN NEVER RULE THIS MAN OUT!"
  • + 4
 chainsaw massacre
  • + 3
 I was also thinking about Steve Smith should be in that list. I hope he gets back to his form of 2013
  • + 1
 Hahaha I could have mentioned everyone but I'd have been there all bloody night!
  • + 4
 They should just stick with SAIL, Radioactive or Feel good.
  • + 46
 Was that noise supposed to be music?
  • + 28
 I don't think so. I kinda feel like Randy Marsh listening to "Tween Wave".
  • + 1
 I kinda liked it! Anyone know the tune?
  • + 34
 I've taken dumps after feasting on Thai food that sounded better than that.
  • + 14
 that music sounds like my cat when she´s hungry
  • + 4
 @henderson-rex

the song is "Sable" by Mt. Moon
  • + 13
 You ever hear two robots having sex? Well now you have.
  • + 3
 WA rider. WA music producer.
  • + 13
 Robots don't have sex... they make love.
  • + 26
 They RAM into each other.
  • + 2
 Darude. Sh!t$torm
  • + 14
 Wrong. When ROBOTS have sex it sounds like Chris King hubs and Shimano airlines.
  • + 6
 swappin data
  • + 1
 According to youtube - "Sable's brand new Pokemon influenced track 'Mt Moon'!" Sounds like Skrillex f*cking his cat.
  • + 1
 pokemon influenced? for real?
  • + 30
 Great video.. Would have been so awesome RAW.. & then they go sprinkle a sonic shit sandwich on top.. Why man why? Won't someone please think of the children...!?!
  • + 23
 I think he's got something going for this season.
  • - 59
flag Rokan14 (Jan 22, 2016 at 13:40) (Below Threshold)
 I could say he looks fast/slow but then again who am i to judge his speed for the coming WC's... After all, i don't have the experience, or knowledge to judge what it takes to win a WC's. I think it should be left to people with the with more inside knowledge than yourself to judge how his season might go. That said, as a fan, you are entitled to your opinion, i just think you might be biased.
  • + 22
 You don't need inside knowledge to know that Sam ALWAYS looks fast!
  • - 20
flag Rokan14 (Jan 22, 2016 at 13:48) (Below Threshold)
 I agree. I just went off into a bit of a rant... Now it's front page, and it'll most likely get neg probed. Plus i have grammatical mistakes. Nooo.
  • + 6
 He's the flat pedal magician... World Champs watch out!
  • + 2
 Here and there he looks slow in this video. Check how his suspension is working and you'll know why: the terrain is horribly rough!! I bet my ass not many people could find a fast way through some of those rock gardens and bomb hole leftovers!
  • + 2
 Sam Hill is not slow even on a bad day he's still top 20 its just a glitch in the matrix if it looks slow it's probably just because its been edited in bullet time at regular speeds he's just a blur.
  • + 4
 He could even ride only half as quick as everybody else, because he only needs half the distance to get to the finish with all these inside lines...
  • + 16
 Great riding and the filming was good. Horrific music. It totally distracts from the video.
  • + 12
 Was psyched to see a Sam Hill video but that DAMN AWFUL music ruined the flow.
  • + 11
 the worst music in a bike video, i have ever heard in my life,it should have been raw instead
  • + 12
 Love to see Hill win Cairns!! 2016...
  • + 1
 I hope it rains that day
  • + 2
 wet cairns was amazing in 2014 here's why..
  • + 2
 He hopes it rains that day because it will be total mayhem! And that's when Sam shines Wink
  • + 10
 I can make a better song using impact drivers and concrete hammer drills.
  • + 7
 Definitely should have just left it raw :/
  • + 5
 No way Rockshox is going to warranty that fork after seeing the video. Definitely outside the guidelines for normal wear and tear.
  • + 6
 Mmmh those dry trails O.O
  • + 5
 Damn! Fast as shit and launching it, with a tree disaster just inches away. Unbelievable.
  • + 5
 Niko mullalys edit the other week rocked can't stop listening to Danzig now.
  • + 3
 Got dayum! That was some killer riding.

Ricky Carmichael shoutouts. Sick music. Foot out, flat out. That's why we love Sam Hill. This is the embodiment of downhill/freeride. Oh hells yeah.
  • + 3
 was thinking to switch to clips this year, Sam ripping turns on flats like that reminds me why I shouldn't #flatpedalswinmedals
  • - 4
flag pancakeflatted (Jan 22, 2016 at 18:45) (Below Threshold)
 they don't win medals...but they are fun!
  • + 2
 In 2014 Sam won twice with flats, and Gee took a win in cairns on flats too. So they do win sometimes.
  • - 2
 they sometimes win if your name is Sam Hill. Otherwise...not so much. unless a fun competition.
  • + 5
 Step 1, mute video. Step 2, play some of your own tunes
  • + 4
 Fu*@ yeah Sam on DH bike with no knee brace anymore! Good things happen this season for thim Smile
  • + 3
 Fektors edits are badass! The one of mcdonald and now this?!? Can't wait for this series to keep going. Stoked!
  • + 3
 Seeing him ride in person, he's the silent assassin. His bike and him don't make a sound when he comes by.
  • + 1
 everyone over the age of 20 is gonna hate the music, i like it though. Damn that looks like fun, and it is pretty damn loose, you want some of englands rain? we have just about had enough of it haha
  • + 5
 hell yeh send it over
  • + 2
 I'm 38. I like the music. So there! : )
  • + 8
 Dude im 17 and that was garbage. I like EMD but im not sure what that was.
  • + 0
 as a college student, I can say that that music would be at home in a frat party... Not bad, not my favorite
  • + 19
 well guys, a 17 year old says it's bad. discussion's over
  • + 2
 @ninjasstolemytv
I lol'd
  • + 4
 Wish some top steps on the podium for this season! cheering for you Hill!
  • + 3
 All DH videos should be RAW if needed I will put my own music thanks.

PS: only a music video should have music.
  • + 3
 Def a contender for worst music in an edit not just this year but ever.
  • + 4
 Much better on mute
  • + 2
 Good choice of music, can hear the rawness of the bike combined with a catchy tune.
  • + 1
 That tune sounded like something dropping down a hill. Sam was dropping down that Hill. Actually got that tune stuck in my head for two days now, not bad.
  • + 3
 riding was good not the music
  • + 2
 Love to watch this guy shred but when I turn on my speakers and then microfone my system went off and I got a blue screen :/
  • + 3
 holy shit, whats up with the music?
  • + 3
 turn down audio turn up sabbath
  • + 1
 war pigs
  • + 2
 Go Samuel, would be great to see you back on top! Thumbs up and happy trails!!!
  • + 4
 YAY ! SAM HILL !
  • + 1
 I had to come back to this to post because the music in this video has been haunting me, stuck in my head, since i watched it.
  • + 2
 Good to see Sam's riding without his ACL knee brace - hope he's fully recovered from that injury.
  • + 4
 hurry up winter
  • + 1
 Everything about the video is just outta control. The music is shit. The dirt is awful. And he's just hucking everything. Lol
  • + 2
 I just don't know, or is it just me I think he rode his old Iron Horse better ?
  • + 1
 That terrain was just extra chunky.
  • + 3
 What in Sam Hill was all that ruckus in the dagum' background!!!
  • + 1
 Filming, riding and even the music reminds me of Dirt's movies. I like that.
  • + 1
 Man i hope he stays healthy this year. Love watching him ride and in this video, on mute.
  • + 1
 Tracks looks super fun. Loose, rough and nadgery... just like the UK but drier Smile

Great to see Sam riding hard again
  • + 2
 Try mute the music and play Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll instead Wink
  • + 2
 theres a time and sound for everything and it's call : SLAYER
  • + 1
 Sam Feel(s) the bike Big Grin Can't wait to see him racing, hope he'll get some podiums this year!
  • + 1
 the music is fitting.... Reminds me of a video game... And he rides like he's in one
  • + 1
 Ignore the music, enjoy the brilliant riding and raw sounds. Always a pleasure to watch him rip it up!!
  • + 1
 Nice edit good work!!! Nice to see Sam have some senders and some blown up berms in his videos
  • + 2
 Sam is also a poet and I dont think he knows it "tracks" and "gaps"
  • - 1
 Personally thought the music was pretty bangin. Metal has been almost over used in downhill edits recently and raw is pretty played out too. Jump off yer bandwagons n embrace summat different!
  • + 1
 Going out on a limb here but I kinda liked the music. Yes, I have been drinking.
  • + 1
 no no. There are others on this website who don't JUST drink whiskey and listen to Motorhead or Slayer or whetever. you aren't alone.
  • + 2
 dusty trails. cannot comprehend.
  • + 2
 Sam Hill - Professional Bike Destroyer. Love watching this guy
  • + 1
 Not trying be "that guy" but damn those trails look like they'd be fun on an all mountain bike
  • + 4
 and they look like they'd be even more fun on a downhill bike
  • + 0
 They look like they'd be fun on a fat bike.
  • + 1
 music was better in 3 minute gaps...muchhhh better
  • + 1
 Couldn't hear anything over the smashing of that trail
  • + 1
 lookin loose as fook gonna be a good year for Sam methinks
  • + 1
 the song is "Sable" by Mt. Moon.
  • + 1
 I'm off to South west WA In a few weeks. Where was this shot?
  • + 2
 Nannup, Dwellingup, and Linga Longa mtb park in Ballingup. PM me if you want some google maps Smile
  • + 2
 No point mentioning linga longa its private property
  • + 1
 think he knows
  • + 1
 dwellingup is a waste of time nothing really there as it was logged.... defiantly hit up nannup as well as welli mills (wellington mill) some stuff in albany as well but long drive from any where south or even perth
  • + 2
 F@#k we have some weird names for tracks in Oz
  • + 2
 Canning mills if you want some solid rock gardens and sweet jumps, hit me up as its close to perth city
  • + 1
 Is nannup still running? I read that it was logged.
I'm down in donnybrook. So nannup is not to far.
Ive done Albany. Has to the best dh track view and place to finish in the world.
Then a friend lives in Melville. He is taking me to the "Perth hills" wherever that it.
Thanks for the help
  • + 2
 Yep nanup is still running. We hit it up last weekend, a few days after this was filmed. Really dusty, but awesome fun. Sams speed is unbelievable I'm 45 and didn't mind the music. I was more blown away by Sams riding.
  • + 1
 Don't ever complain about metal ever again, that tune was dog shit.
  • + 1
 If you don't know who "this guy" is, you need to do some research
  • + 1
 You talking about me lol
  • + 1
 To everone moaning about the music .. maybe try turning the volume down ?!
  • + 1
 I think I could only watch this about 4 thousand times...
  • + 1
 Whoever that guy is, he is going to be good!
  • + 1
 no wonder he won a world cup before. nuts good though
  • + 1
 Have you guys seen that new Sam Hill edit? It's awesome!
  • + 1
 I have a dream... that sam hill will return to dominate the cricut again
  • + 1
 that's how you make a mountain out of a mole hill
  • + 1
 DANG... Almost got destroyed by that tree!
  • + 1
 super shred. awesome robot music
  • + 1
 not sure if loose or just trying to smash rims!
  • + 1
 that huck at 54 sec.. lol
  • + 1
 What the fektor was up with that music?!
  • + 1
 Sounds like the clangers were there.
  • + 1
 Flat pedals gonna win some medals this season!
  • + 1
 2 chars
  • + 1
 Soooooo loose
  • + 1
 Beast Mode
  • + 2
 Cant turn it down; I like to hear the tire sounds! Smile
  • + 1
 skills.
  • + 0
 Raw Sam Hill riding. Loved it ????????????????
  • + 0
 Ruined by the music.
  • + 4
 i agree, not music... wank sounds that detracted from the film.
  • - 2
 He's looking a little sketchy and not up to pace tbh. Hope I'm wrong.
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