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Sam Pilgrim signs with NS Bikes

Jan 7, 2011 at 6:16
by NS Bikes  
NS Bikes is proud to announce that Sam Pilgrim has signed a two year contract with us, and will now be riding as an NS Bikes factory team rider!

Pics and more information inside!

Our cooperation with Sam has been evolving since early 2010 when we started supporting him with our components. 2010 has been the best season so far for Sam who is at the moment at the peak of his career, and in our opinion the hottest rider on the planet. Our handlebars, stems and pedals seemed to suit him really well, and we felt that it was only natural that one day he would decide to go for a full deal from NS Bikes and start using our frames as well as components.

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As you may already known Sam Pilgrim has recently gained the support of some big brands in the bike industry like Marzocchi and Monster Energy. We are proud that as a main sponsor we will be taking part in supporting him, and that the 2011 season will be a major turning point for this promising 20 year old rider from Colchester.

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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com

Sam has already been practicing on his new bike build on our 2011 Majesty Park frame for a couple of days and as we were told he could not stop riding!

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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com

Here is a couple of photos taken from his first practice session.

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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com
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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com
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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com
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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com

Sam will be using the Majesty Park and Soda Slope and FR full suspension frames depending on the type of course. He will also be involved in the design and development of these products.

Rider profile:
Name: Sam Pilgrim
Age: 20
Residence: Colchester, United Kingdom

2010 highlights:
1st Whitestyle
1st Vienna Air King
1st Dirtmasters
1st Austrian King of Dirt
1st Bikeradar Invitational
2nd T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds
4th 26Trix
5th Chatel Mountain Slopestyle

Sponsors:
NS Bikes, Marzocchi, Monster Energy, Halo, TSG, Mercedes-Benz(Vito Sport), Adidas Eyewear

The first major event in 2011 will be Monster Energy Whitestyle in Leogang on January 28th. Last year Sam Pilgrim took the first place. We really can't wait to see how it will turn out for him this year.

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Sam Pilgrim // Photo by Szymon Nieborak - www.delayedpleasure.com

Photos by Szymon Nieborak: www.delayedpleasure.com
Official Sam Pilgrim website: www.sampilgrim.co.uk
Check out more at nsbikes.com and facebook.com/NSBikes

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103 Comments
  • 19 0
 go sam!
  • 4 1
 yaaaassss!!
  • 22 0
 it was just a matter of time!
  • 16 2
 So this was the exciting new you were talkin about on Facebook. i am soo staoked for you Sam, got nothing against Diamondback, but... well its just diamondback, you can and did deserve better.
  • 19 0
 Dimond back aren't going to be selling to many bikes now lol. Well played though, ns bikes are much nicer...
  • 9 23
flag RobbyBriers (Jan 7, 2011 at 10:55) (Below Threshold)
 I got a 2010 Analog built up as a big wheel DJ bike. When I first saw how small the chainstay tubes were, I didn't even dare dropping 3 stairs. Turns out it is stronger than the chainstay of my 2007 Specialized Enduro! NS Bikes certainly knows how to make solid frames, without them being heavy! So, Sam, just throw whatever you feel at your bike and give us some visual pleasure!
  • 7 0
 I've been wondering how long sam would stick with diamondback, I think he was there more for the team than the bike to be honest. Anybody noticed he's riding a madjesty park not a dirt? seeing as he a pro dirt jumper it seems a strange choice, but whatever floats you boat i guess. Also, that wheel ain't half slammed!
  • 31 4
 maybe he'll make enough money to fix the gap in his teeth now
  • 3 0
 he has... with a Gold Tooth. Very Swarvv!!
  • 1 0
 hes made loadsa money dude
  • 3 22
flag dirtywinkler (Jan 7, 2011 at 15:06) (Below Threshold)
 he'd better make some money to be able to buy a proper fork, afterwards we might talk about his teeth! for more info visit www.fuckmarzocchi.com
  • 3 20
flag beneli (Jan 7, 2011 at 15:08) (Below Threshold)
 sam, seriuosly a bad guy
  • 5 3
 i liked when he was with diamondback, it was something different!
  • 18 2
 What is it with Sepo's and teeth? If you don't have unnaturally bright white, perfectly straight pearlers then it's a point of ridicule. I didn't understand how obsessed Americans are with teeth, (even after watching Austin Powers), until I moved here. Seriously, there's 300lb obese fu*kers walking around with perfectly white gnashers everywhere.
  • 1 0
 Sick combination right there! Gutted that he doesn't ride for DB anymore, cos I ride one, but it's gunna be awesome seeing him on NS!
  • 3 0
 I used to ride a diamondback, it was shite. But somehow DB suited pilgrim down to the floor, slightly wack frame for a slightly wack person. Love it.

I also used to love his mad colour schemes - purple, brown and silver was pimpin' Pimp
  • 3 1
 @zorba73
If someone doesnt have completely straight teeth its definitely not a point of ridicule. Not everyone in America is obsessed with their teeth, and is it really so bad to have straight white teeth? Whats wrong with having good personal hygiene? And what does someones weight have to do with their teeth? And Im not gonna lie, having nice teeth definitely makes people (especially girls) look better, you wouldn't want to date a girl with brown crooked teeth would you?
  • 2 0
 Big change, but way worth it!
  • 11 1
 Awesome. His new bike looks waaaay better than that nasty diamondback he rode. I think NS will dominate the podiums now they have Sodestrom and Pilgrim.
  • 6 16
flag moongose (Jan 7, 2011 at 8:36) (Below Threshold)
 i dunno, that bike isnt thaaat nice
  • 14 1
 yeah your right, its not nice.....its beautiful
  • 4 0
 well that's it for the other brands isn't it Razz ? Trek and Ns are gonna be the only ones getting any ... maybe dartmoor as well
  • 3 1
 I heard that Soderstrom was on Specialized next year, but yeah; Sam will shut it down Smile
  • 10 0
 Martin and Sam
Just perfect Wink
  • 3 0
 True!
  • 9 0
 hahahahah. "szacun gnoje"
t-shirt win !
  • 2 0
 He is riding the park frame because it is slightly lighter because of it being a little bit smaller than the dirt farme. It is smaller because the back end is shorter so it's easier to do tricks on it. It's other geometry is all round nicer apparently compared to the dirt frame.all in all the park frame is better than the dirt frame
  • 6 1
 That was pretty unexpected!
But I love sam's riding style!
Can't wait to see him in actionBig Grin
  • 3 2
 yer you got that right i wasnt expecting that either
  • 10 0
 why? hes been riding with NS components for ages now, its just a natural progression onto there frames/team.
  • 3 0
 well I dunno I'm actually I lil dissapointed that he quit Diamondback, since that probably means that they won't bring out the slopestyle they'd been develloping with sam
  • 2 0
 Diamondback UK and Diamondback USA are two separate companies. Diamondback USA was helping Sam with a frame, but he was really riding for DB UK. Rumor is DB USA has some new awesome stuff and riders in the works! Wink
  • 1 0
 did he knock his tooth out from riding like i did (knocked out four!) was 3 years ago though...
  • 1 0
 he sure did , but I think he got a new one by now : P
  • 7 2
 ciekawe co na to chłopaki z darta ;P
  • 5 1
 Szczena im pewnie opadła Smile
  • 4 1
 Chłopaki z Darta wspierają najlepszych polskich zawodników i są z tego zajebiście dumni. A co do tego newsa to wiedzieli już o nim od jakiegoś czasu.
  • 2 1
 Ale pierdolicieBlank Stare Dobrze, ze polskie firmy sie rozwijaja ale oczywiscie polaczki musza znalezc powod do klotni i dogryzc komus:/ Dobrze, ze obie firmy sie rozwijaja i to swietna wiadomosc. Co do ns'a i darta- jak dla mnie obydiwe firmy odwalaja swietna robote i oby tak dalejSmile
  • 1 1
 nie pisałem tego żeby komuś dogryźć bo sam mega podziwiam co dartmoor robi dla naszych zawodników.ciesze się ogólnie że polskie firmy zatrudniają coraz więcej światowej klasy riderów aale podwójnie cieszy mnie że firma z mojego miasta z której znam każdego i ridera i pracownika w ciągu tych kilku lat osiągneła taki poziom Wink
  • 1 1
 Nie mam pojęcia, co mówisz
  • 2 0
 i'm glad of reading this, at first martin soderstrom, now sam pilgrim, also a lot of great riders from poland are with ns bikes. the ns is growing in power, and they will make more frames and stuff like majesty, sub or soda.
  • 3 0
 NS Bikes are starting to really claim the dirt market - and tbh they deserve too with those frames - slicker frames i have never seen!!
  • 5 0
 so sweet
  • 4 0
 Bout time he started riding decent bikes! great news!
  • 4 0
 yay, good old home boy, about time he was on a decent make for once
  • 2 0
 I like this kid ever since i seen him in the nwd vid ,bright future indeed. Should upset the current big names in slope for sure.
  • 1 0
 nice one but why is he riding the majesty park instead of the dirt, is it because soderstrom designed the dirt for his 120mm revelations because thats what it says on chain reaction cycles.
  • 1 0
 its because the park frame has shorter dropouts and is just smaller which makes it a bit lighter. the geomitry is better and he must just prefer that. but what you on about it says nothing about the revelations. but its a better choice some dude i know who just signed to NS is ggetting the park frame and explained it all to me. and just coz soderstrom helped make it, it doesnt mean its the best choice. its perfect for him. so for sam it might be different.
  • 4 1
 He can wave goodbye to that dirty diamondback! Ns fo life
  • 3 0
 What a combination, best British dirt jumper and a kick ass bike
  • 3 0
 You left Ashton you traitor!
Good Luck on NS!!! Cool Big Grin
  • 3 0
 So no more bike tours then?
  • 2 0
 Nice to see Sam with a fork sponsor as well as NS. Def some sick bikes and the new SS/fully will be good hands w/ Sam!
  • 2 0
 dimond back has a sick slope style bike !
  • 3 0
 Well done sam Good move
  • 3 1
 Polaaannnddd! Smile Nasze bajki są dobre.
  • 2 1
 noooooo i liked him on ashton, but ns will proberly give him better backing
  • 3 0
 skinnymans brother!
  • 2 0
 Haha, the UK rapper?

Anyway, great news for Sam and NS... not so much for DB!
  • 2 0
 yeah thats the one! haha

db, diamondback right?
  • 1 0
 Lol just noticed that.
  • 1 0
 just noticed what? that he looks like skinnyman? Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Yeah
  • 2 0
 Go Sammy, this kid is gonna rule the world soon.
  • 2 0
 so sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 his bike now looks like mine XD
  • 2 0
 I think sams black,one thing for sure,he's a bad ass !!!
  • 2 0
 Sick, should be a step up from diamondback
  • 1 2
 hey machuat bitch i am just stating a fuckin fact take the joke bitch i hear so much fuckin shit for americans and guess what i fuckin take it because its all aalmost fuckin true BITCH!
  • 2 0
 fair play mate Smile
  • 2 1
 New that like 3 weeks ago. he told me personally Smile
  • 2 1
 Szacun. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Szacun Gnoje!! Sam Pilgrim jest nareszcie w Ns Team!!
  • 1 0
 I new eventually he would join the ns family!
  • 2 0
 About time.
  • 2 0
 Yes sam, you lad
  • 2 0
 Ahh yea thats soo sick!
  • 2 0
 Good news!
  • 3 1
 Pozytywnie!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Great riders should ride great bikes! Awesome~!
  • 2 3
 finally hes riding a quality NS bicyicle not a shity halfords diamondback anymore Big Grin Big Grin
  • 4 1
 the park frame is also 24"
  • 1 0
 good job
  • 1 1
 #1 Stunna
  • 1 2
 i was told about this by sam before christmas.....
  • 2 4
 HE'S SUCH A TWAT. HE'S SO SHIT
  • 3 0
 Fuck off. His amazing, PRICK!
  • 2 0
 that wasn't even me, i left my account logged in on my friends computer.
  • 1 4
 hey look a brit with bad teeth hahaha
  • 9 1
 Hey look another american with shit for brains
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