Sam Pilgrim’s Custom Haibike Xduro Pro Bike

Sam Pilgrim’s Custom Haibike Xduro Pro Bike


– A bike spending some rare time with it’s wheels on the ground
because it belongs to one of the world’s top freestyle mountain bikers Sam Pilgrim, here’s a
quick look at his high bike xDuro 10.0 all-mountain. (upbeat music) Right let’s start off with the heart of the matter. Now Sam rides a size large haibike. He’s six foot tall but cause he spends a lot of his time upside down, sideways, back to front you name it he just needs a bike that’s little
bit more maneuverable. On this bike there’s a Yamaha PW-X motor now as you can see
there’s an external Yamaha battery on this bike and that’s a PW-X system when it comes to
the changing, there’s five different mode switches on this bike. In terms of suspension
it’s 150 mm travel on the rear and that front is
160 mm Marzocchi Z1 Bomber and that’s an air. On the rear it’s a Fox DPX2. Right let’s have a look
at the wheel set on this bike and they may
be subjected to an insane amount of abuse by Sam Pilgrim. It’s a 28 mm rim width,
aluminum wheels, Sam’s own custom 31 spoke
wheel set on this bike, only something he can get hold of. Tires wise he’s running
Continental Trail Kings and probably about 50 to 60
psi pressure in those tires so we’ll have a
chat with Sam about that a little bit later on. Brake wise Sam’s got a
Raceline which is team only these are, sorry Race,
yeah Raceline team only MT7 brakes by Magura on there. And he’s got a 200 mm disk up front and a 180 on the rear. Right what about the
gearing on Sam Pilgrim’s bike while it definitely
seems that it’s suited more towards downhill use
rather than cross-country. He’s got a new set of cogs on the back, LEM 36 teeth on the back,
he’s got a new chain on the bike, 38 tooth
sprocket up front and 170 mm cranks. What’s quite noticeable
on this bike is that he hasn’t got a seat dropper it’s quite a good old fashioned manual unit. Up front are Soundzone
Pill grips, red color, 740 mm bar which he’s
put on there and a 45 mm stem with a couple of
spaces under that stem. As I mentioned earlier Sam
has gone for a size large xDuro all mountain bike and
that’s because as I said he needs more maneuverability
on this bike rather than stability on big fast downhills. In terms of the geometry
numbers it’s a 66 degree head angle on the bike, 455
mm chain stay which means it’s kind of not too short
and it’s not too long, sort of middle ground really. 1225 mm wheel base on this bike. – 10 drop on the bottom
bracket, so it’s kind of the, it’s pretty good bike for cornering and a reach of 445 so it’s
as I said it’s quite a small bike in terms of
sizing for a six foot rider. Right Sam lets- – I’m just gonna stop
you there, you got it wrong with the cogs earlier
it’s actually a cog set. – (bleep) Sorry cog set,
not cogs on the back. – Are you supposed to
swear on EMBN channel? – Yeah that’s fine look,
looks like you’ve got a new cog set on there. – Yeah. – LEM 36, why haven’t
you gone for something bigger, why haven’t
you gone for like a 50- – A dinner plate you mean. – Exactly. – Why would I want a
dinner plate on the back? I can get up any hill on
that, you’ll see anyway. You also said about the head angle. – Right yeah. – Obviously it, the bike
comes standard 150 mm, I put 160s on to slacken
it a bit, ’cause I want a small bike that’s still a bit more slack with speed on big jumps. – Sam, yeah fair doos you’ve kept me on my toes so basically we’re looking at about a 65 and a half degree
header angle, and we’ve probably got a zero drop on the bottom bracket which means the
bike’s probably not gonna go round as corners, as well
as it used to, but then again he’s not going round
corners and he’s gonna be in the air anyway right? – Yeah. And I got zero
drop on the dropper, ’cause I haven’t got one. – I tell you what you
can’t even get the seat out of the dropper. Oh you can, there you go. So there’s Sam Pilgrim’s
seat post, looks like a 800, 750 mm, there it is. Sam, tell me about the
tire pressure, looks like there’s about 50 or 60 psi in there. – Yeah well I ran 80 on my jump bike, so I just put loads in
there for jumps as well. But that is soft for me, like this is, I think the front’s probably 60. – See what I don’t get
it why on earth do you run so much pressure when
you spend most of your time jumping into a plastic bag? – Cause you want,
otherwise you’re going up the take off and spinning out of control. – Sorry I’m only kidding. Tell us about the Halo Chaos, not the Halos Chaos, the Halo Chaos wheel set, 31 spoke on the back right? – Yeah 31 spokes specialty made by me. – Right okay. – By snapping on of the
spokes out the other day. But no the Halo Chaos,
insane wheel set I run these on my jump bikes and
actually all the bikes I have and you can’t even break
them, I did a video riding without a tire on them
and they don’t even break, down stairs and everything. – Check out the tireless
video on Sam’s youtube page. Suspension settings,
everybody likes to talk about suspension settings, it’s just
bloody rock hard hard, in it? – Yeah this is like kind
of not that rock hard but probably for normal people
it’d be hard, I just, but it’s made for jumping
so if you have a soft bike it’s gonna lose it’s momentum. – Oh my god, so this is
90 kilos on Sam Pilgrim’s forks and they ain’t moving anywhere. Seriously you run them like that? – Yeah and downhill and stuff. – Oh my god. And Sam,
let’s talk about this business up the front
here, which this is to enable you to do bar spins
and tail whips right? – So, I like, I like to do
tail whips and bar spins and like actually cool stuff so this is like, you can rewind your bars back you know? And then you can spin
then, and then all the cables are fine ’cause
it’s only the front brake that cause like a blockage,
and that’s another reason I don’t have
the dropper ’cause then that’s just another cable. – What, what about your
bar and lever setup, obviously looks like
spent a lot of time with downhill races and they’re
very particular about the, where the bar is
in terms of forwards or rearwards and you kind
of fingers on the grips there, on the brakes. Is it a certain setup you like or? – [Sam] No. I just put them on there. – Alright. And one last
thing this is quite a nice touch, the extra long
gear cable there is that, is that for some reasons? – That’s just for bar spins, yeah. – Is it really? – And tail whips. – Right, so you need to
have, so if you’re going to do tail whips and bar
spins remember you need about three foot of slack
in your gear cable up front – And you’ve got to have
your screen cable longer. Every cable’s gotta be longer. – Right, okay perfect. So there you have it,
seven months of abuse by a pioneering eBiker, flairs,
tail whips, flip no-handers, this bike has had an
extreme amount of abuse. And it seems to be holding
up pretty well Sam right? – [Sam] Yeah I’ve like
obviously done a lot of the things wrong as well and
not landed a lot of tricks and I mean there’s been
nothing wrong with it so it’s been amazing I’m
like basically trying to break it and I haven’t
so I’m stoked on it yeah. – What have you got coming up next then to try and break it? – I’ve got like loads of
new tricks that I wanna do on it so I just didn’t wanna
do them all straight away. – So more world first right? Coming from this bike,
okay perfect now if you want to see some more
action of Sam there’s a great Blake Samson
versus Sam video which you can find out down here. Let’s hear your comments on this bike, Sam thanks for coming along. – Yeah thanks for having me. – Showing us the bike
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