We are happy to announce that Sam Pilgrim has signed a new contract with us and will continue to ride for the NS Bikes team in the next two seasons!
Sam's amazing winning streak started back in 2011 when we first signed him up as a full factory rider. He finished the season 3rd in the FMB World Tour overall ranking becoming the first European to achieve that.
Since then he has taken podiums at just about every international freestyle MTB event and ended up 5th in the 2012 FMB ranking.
Mister Vienna Air King – 3rd time in a row winner.
His results from the last seasons are really impressive:
2012: 4th Claymore Challenge, Highland MTB Park (USA)
2012: 1st Balaton Bike Fest, Balaton (HUN)
2012: 1st Teva Games Slopestyle, Colorado (USA)
2012: 3rd Red Bull Berg Line, Winterberg (GER)
2012: 5th 26Trix fueled by Monster Energy, Leogang (AUT)
2012: 1st FISE, Montpellier (FR)
2012: 3rd Teva Winter Games, Vail (USA)
2012: 2nd Rocket Air Slopestyle, Thun (SUI)
2012: 1st Vienna Air King, Vienna (AUT)
2012: 1st FISE Costa Rica, Guacima (CR)
2012: 6th Monster Energy White Style, Leogang (AUT)
2011: 1st Red Bull District Ride, Nurnberg (GER)
2011: 1st Eurobike Dirt Competition, Friedrichshafen (GER)
2011: 1st Monster Energy Slopestyle, Basel (CH)
2011: 4th Bearclaw Invitational, Mount Washington (CAN)
2011: 3rd Crankworkx Colorado, Colorado (USA)
2011: 1st Dirt Town, Jelenia Gora (POL)
2011: 3rd 26Trix, Leogang (AUT)
2011: 1st FISE, Montpellier (FRA)
2011: 1st Telekom Extreme Playgrounds, Duisburg (GER)
2011: 1st Rocket Air Slopestyle, Thun (CH)
2011: 1st Vienna Air King, Wien (AUT)
2011: 1st Monster Energy White Style, Leogang (AUT)
To celebrate his great 2011 season we launched Sam Pilgrim’s signature grips.
One of the most valuable aspects of working with an athlete for us is a long term relationship, and we felt very flattered when Sam told us that he totally identifies himself with the NS brand and has no plans to work with anyone else in the near future.
Sam is also involved in the product development of most of the new products from NS Bikes and also produces numerous video edits for his sponsors himself. The end of the season is usually the time when the R&D guys have more time to spend with the riders and work on new products and setups. Our crew has just returned from Malaga, Spain where they have been testing some new stuff and have brought home some epic shots and footage.
Sam Pilgrim and NS Bikes full suspension Product Developer – Maciek Kucbora in Malaga.
With Pilgrim on board, we plan to continue delivering the very best dirt products developed with one of the world’s greatest riders of the discipline. At the same time, following the success of the NS Soda, our design team is working hard on developing new exciting full suspension projects.
Stay tuned, stay true!