World Championships Edition

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

“Story Behind Sam and Mike’s Custom Vallnord World Champs bikes”

With Worlds happening but Once a year its customary to do something a little special. This year we had 6 Nukeproof riders representing there nation at Worlds, Junior UK team athletes Charlie Hatton, Wideopen team and Elliot Heap, CRC-Paypal team, Irish Junior Jack Crowley, Nukeproof Development Team and Brazilian National Champ Luana Oliviera.

From our elite team Sam Hill and Mike Jones representing Austraila and Team GB in Andora’s  Vallnord Bike Park.

Taking inspiration from bands guitars sharpie’ed up, we wanted to do something a little special and personal for Sam and Mike. Whilst Sam was away in America racing Mount St Anne and Windham we enlisted the help of Bridget and Bam Hill (Sam’s Wife and Son) behind his back to surprise the team and help customize the Pulse Signature Frame.

Sam’s bike features characters designed and drawn by Bridget, inspired by Bam’s favorite cartoons and books as well as the customary Skulls and artwork form is tattoos.

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Custom graphic details designed by Bridget and Bam Hill cover the bike 

IMG_1410Aussie inspired one off Green and Gold Horizon Signature Pedals 

IMG_1416Sram’s Gold Cassette and Chain 

For Mikes bike Bridget took inspiration from home and time he spent with the Hill family earlier this year. Mike’s mechanic Brookes also fitted our new Vector DH seat in red and a few other red parts to complete the Welsh flag color scheme

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Massive thanks to Jacy and Brookes for the hours they spent fitting the graphics to the frames 

 

Good luck to all our riders tomorrow from all at the Nukeproof team.

 

 

 

The Sam Hill Signature frame will be available for retail early November and supplied as a frame only with a Rockshox Vivid Rc2 shox and will be on sale in October for UK: £1749.99/ USA: $2799.99/ Euro: 2399.99.

 

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