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Video: Classic Sam Hill Clips from Earthed 1 to 5

Apr 29, 2024 at 2:21
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesVirtually every clip from Earthed 1-5, stay tuned for more edits and unseen footage on this channel.Alex Rankin


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  • 71 2
 Can't believe this isn't the first comment - Sam f@@@ing Hill!!!
  • 6 2
 It totally should be. That's all the caption and title needed to be. #samfu@#inghill
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 Earthed/Sprung introduced a teenage lad from flat Suffolk not just to proper foot out/flat out riding but loads of cool music too. Suddenly made this nerd realise that actually bikes are cool, you don't have to tow the line and like football and that maxxis tyres, TLD kit and flat pedals maketh the man..
  • 43 0
 "You never ride in the rain?"
"Me bike gets muddy."
Classic.
  • 37 0
 Earthed and Sam Hill, legendary.
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 Doing the lord's work
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 Godspeed
  • 25 0
 Arguments about reach, seat tube angles and stack height seem inconsequential when you watch Sam Hill ride that tiny little iron horse faster than most of us could ever hope to go on a bike.
  • 24 1
 Earthed... the soundtrack to my youth.
  • 19 0
 Flat corner masterclass
  • 15 0
 just 1 more comment, look at the track at that time and all snaky roots and rock and visualize some pumpDHtrack or artificial one they have now
  • 1 0
 yeah! So good to see tracks with some proper DH gnar, instead of the buffed crap that composes much of the tracks nowadays. Buff is boring to watch. I could watch slow mo gnar all day
  • 15 0
 Nothing you can say will convince me that this was not the peak of DH racing as a sport.
  • 14 1
 Is this the holly bible / new testament of mtbiking
  • 13 0
 Has the 1:04 Record ever been broken?
  • 39 0
 I don't think it ever was.
I was there that day, and despite having seen Sam ride and race many times before, it was only then that I truly appreciated his ridiculous skill, and how it was really on a different level to everyone else. I'd also been there for most of the other record attempts by other riders, and there is this one section in particular where he stood out. I think Peaty was the first to gap this one bit, after a lot of checking it out etc...Hill just did it basically straight off the bat, but what really struck me was the subsequent times because the landing was pretty sketchy/rocky and the second time he landed in a different spot. For a split second I thought he'd messed up, but he just somehow held it. I asked him if he'd missed his line/shat himself, to which he just replied 'nah, I just land where I land'. Every time he did it he landed somewhere different and just dealt with it, it's like he sees thing in slow motion compared to the rest of us. Other top riders in comparison would always seem far more concerned about hitting specific lines, Sam just seems to ride...ridiculously fast.
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 @edhayetc: this is gold.
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 @edhayetc: Ed was that the trail that ended at Steve Jones' shack?
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 @edhayetc: Is the 1:04 track rideable at this point? can we make pilgrimage
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 @edhayetc: very cool and interesting little story. That probably sums up Sam's ability in a nutshell, just ride the bike fast and deal with each scenario as it happens.
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 @edhayetc: Thanks for sharing
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 @sprockets: yep, that's the one
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 @browner: I haven't been there for probably 10 years so I'm not 100% sure, but I very much doubt it seeing as Steve moved to the other side of the valley years ago and it could grow over pretty quickly at the best of times. It's on private land anyway.
  • 12 0
 My new favorite video.

Long live Sam Hill, 26“ whells and flatt pedals
  • 8 0
 his bike/body seperation is insane, his upper body moves in a straight line. probably partly because a small bike with worse suspension moves around more than a big modern bike, but its still really impressive.
  • 9 0
 Still unbelievable after all these years, Sam Hill is the legend!
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 Unrideable 26" wheels
  • 6 0
 Please make Sam Hill create a new brand, called gold horse and remake a new version of the sunday
  • 11 0
 I think he could singlehandedly ánd successfully revive iron horse.
  • 7 0
 Alex Rankin and Sam Hill should be on the Hollywood walk of fame.
  • 6 0
 The footage of him ripping Laguna Beach is amazing
  • 6 0
 thanks Alex to have such videos, just pure pleasure to watch again
  • 2 0
 It's amazing how "still" his upper body is despite mean rock gardens, means roots fields, with 26" wheels and flat pedals. He stands also very high on the bike (unlike Bruni who is very low on the bike, quite similar in the upper body stillness though).

Damn it's so good to see, wizard on a bike.
  • 5 0
 Remember kids, Sam Hill is only 38 years old, yet look at the wealth of material we have to enjoy. Cheers to more!
  • 1 0
 imagine he d still be faster than us with that 20 yo bike
  • 4 0
 The footage of his riding sill looks ridiculously fast even after a couple of decades. Legend!
  • 4 0
 And yet, Green Mountain is absolutely unrideable without 29" wheels and factory suspension on your Yeti.
  • 3 0
 Sam Hill clips... I thought during few endless seconds that he was done with flat pedals.
  • 12 0
 Blasphemy
  • 6 1
 Naha he said in an interview that he rode flats for everything, including road biking. I remember years ago that a manager for one of the big teams said that Sam Hill basically stunted the careers of several up and coming youths because due to his influence they insisted on riding flats. The manager believed that these kids would have been much more successful on clipless pedals but that they idolised Sam Hill.
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 @CustardCountry: Ok, lay it out. Who was the manager, let's hear it!
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 @FredFreeRideGang: I can’t remember, it was donkey’s years ago and possibly in an interview in Dirt.
  • 4 0
 Time to bust out the Sunday for some retro laps!!
  • 3 0
 What s the yellow bike he ride at the beginning of the video?
  • 8 0
 Iron Horse SGS
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 @adrienjnt: intense M1 was it not
  • 2 0
 @adrienjnt: SGS 'bro'. haha. My buddy still has that frame and it totally looks like it says 'bro' instead of 'pro'.
  • 3 0
 13:05 changed mountain biking forever.
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 "What track where you on?" Priceless! Explains perfectly Sam's creative and mad line choices. That clip gets me everytime
  • 3 0
 Now that's Bike riding and filming :-)
  • 2 0
 20+ min of Sam Hill riding bikes? Yes please! So many great memories from the peak times of DH racing
  • 1 0
 Does anybody know the tyres he was mostly using? I've seen so many pictures of him using mud tyres or such...
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 Maxxis. I think he was using Wet Screams at some of those races if I remember correctly.
  • 4 0
 Maxxis minion 2.5 fronts on both wheels. It was the corner grip he wanted, not braking or pedalling.
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 @scottlakesmtb: I remember people going mad when they knew Sam was using Minion's FR's on both wheels. BOSS move
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 @muska10: yeah, that and moto foam, hydration hoses and wide bars.
  • 2 0
 Fringging Eppppicccc Sam Hill rules
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 We need earthed 6. Come back rankin!
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 My profile feature picture is of Sam Hill at fort bill in 2007 and hasnt changed in 17 years... ever. the GOAT.
  • 1 0
 Going full Vince McMahon while watching the vid. Such nostalgy...
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 So nostalgic!!!
  • 1 0
 Black Heart emoji Fire emoji Horns emoji
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 How does Iron Horse go from this to poof : pop smoke ?
  • 1 0
 He went on a Specialized Demo after the IronHorse Sunday and I think they went Pop soon after
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 9:50 champery run is DANNY HART couple years ahead !!! Beer
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 Best Boss Stance in Business
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 If this isn't a "must watch" nothing is
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 Oh yeah!!
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 Moar! Moooarr!!!
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 GOAT







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