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What The Pros Ride: Sam Hill 2011 Specialized Demo 8

10/1/2010 : sicklines

Sam Hill won the UCI Downhill World Championships this year at Mont Sainte Anne. Specialized had his bike straight off the track on display at Interbike. Check inside for photos and info on his ride.

Sam Hill’s 2011 Demo 8

Sam’s bike is virtually unchanged from Specialized production bikes. He rides a medium.

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Sam and Brendan have been riding on prototype micro drivetrains this season. Check out our article on this new drivetrain setup here.

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Sam runs a RockShox BlackBox Boxxer fork up front with prototype DLC coating.

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Sam’s cockpit is low and aggressive. His top crown is a low as possible thanks to a zero stack Cane Creek headset. Sam is running the new Renthal handlebars and half waffle lock on grips as well.

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Custom brake and shift levers on his SRAM BlackBox parts.

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Several prototypes from SDG were tested by Sam and Brendan for the past couple of years. Now they’ll be available to the public.

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For World Champs Sam ran a Vivid with Ti coil.

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World Champs this year was wet and wild. Sam and Brendan have been riding the Storm wet courses for a bit now. It’s designed to mimic a cut down mud spike out of the box and word is the performance is great. We’ll have some to test down the road to find out for ourselves.

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Sam’s 2010 World Championship Jersey

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