[Interview + Bike Check] Sam Hill’s Nukeproof Pulse, Val Di Sole

[Interview + Bike Check] Sam Hill’s Nukeproof Pulse, Val Di Sole

22/08/2015
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22/08/2015

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Sam Hill is back in Val Di Sole, and he is hungry to get on his bike and lay down a meaningful run. We spoke to Sam Hill about his experiences here, and also he tells us how he wants to come back in 2016 and put right in some way what happened in 2008.
We also managed to have a closer look at his bike set-up for Val Di Sole.

Interview

Bike Check

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Sam was busy thinking before his race run whilst we checked out his bike.

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7 Speed XO behind.

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Notice the extra protection on the gear cable.

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Code brakes for Sam, extra stopping power.

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200 mm discs front and rear.

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Sam’s flat pedals.

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Australian and proud.

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Sam runs his brake’s bite point closer to the bar than other riders we have looked at.

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Rockshox, Mavic and Schwalbe.

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No extra stack, with his Nukeproof stem.

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Extra grip on his saddle.

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Sam has all his parts personalised.

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A bit of roughing up for ensuring he can grip when he needs to.

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Sam is running an Ethirteen chain guide with the quieter softer rubber finish.

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Sam would not divulge his suspension set up, but it is one of the hardest things to get right at Val Di Sole.

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