Sam Pilgrim

Born: 04/06/90

Hometown: Colchester, UK

Current location: Southhampton, UK

Years riding: 16



NS Bikes, Octane One, Monster Energy, GoPro, Swatch, TSG, Continental, Halo Wheels, Marzocchi 2016 Rides: NS Decade, NS Bikes Majesty LTD, NS Snabb E1,  NS Soda Slope, NS Soda FR, NS Fuzz DH Hobbies: biking, surfing, snowboard,

After two seasons of riding on NS Bikes components Sam Pilgrim signed a full - two year - Team NS Rider contract in January 2011. Currently this 20 year old British rider is one of the most skilled and experienced riders in the world. He proved it by finishing 6th in the 2010 FMB World Tour ranking. This year after switching to NS Bikes and becoming brand's top team rider he is more confident.


Over the last few years Sam has been on the podiums during the biggest events like Crankworx, Red Bull District Ride, 26Trix, Monster Energy White Style, Vienna Air King, Rocket Air Slopestyle, Monster Energy Slopestyle, FISE and many more. His first season on the NS Bikes team ended on the 3rd spot in the FMB World Tour overall ranking. In 2012 he was 5th but the best season came in 2013 when Sam finally become the FMB World Tour Champion.

Career highlights:

FMB World Tour 2013 Champion

FMB World Tour 2012: 5th place overall

FMB World Tour 2011: 3rd place overall


2015: 5th Crankworx Slopestyle, Les 2 Alpes (FRA)

2015: 1st Dirt Masters Slopestyle, Winterberg (GER)

2015: 5th Swatch Prime Line, Munich (GER)

2015: 4th Swatch Rocket Air Slopestyle, Thun (SUI)

2015: 6th 26Trix, Leogang (AUT)

2015: 9th Crankworx Slopestyle, Rotorua (NZL)


2014: 2nd Swatch Prime Line, Munich (GER)

2014: 2nd Swatch Rocket Air Slopestyle, Thun (SUI)


2013: 3rd Red Bull Joyride, Whistler (CAN)

2013: 2nd Bearclaw Invitational, Mt. Washington (CAN)

2013: 5th Colorado Freeride Festival, Colorado (USA)

2013: 2nd Teva Slopestyle, Les 2 Alpes (FRA)

2013: 3rd 26Trix, Leogang (AUT)

2013: 1st NS Bikes Slopestyle, Kluszkowce (POL)

2013: 2nd Red Bull Berg Line, Winterberg (GER)

2013: 1st FISE, Montpellier (FR)

2013: 1st Bike Days Solothurn, Solothurn (SUI)

2013: 1st Swatch Rocket Air Slopestyle, Thun (SUI)

2013: 1st Teva Slopestyle, Queenstown (NZL)


Bike checks

NS Bikes Majesty Hardtail Bike

Frame: NS Bikes Majesty Park 2014 Gold

Fork: Marzocchi DJ 1 2014 Custom all-black

Headset: Octane One Warp 1 integrated

Gyro: Tr!ckstuff Trixer

Stem: Octane One Chemical Pro 2014

Handlebar: NS Bikes Proof 2014 Gold

Grips: NS Bikes Sam Pilgrim Signature Black

Pedals: NS Bikes Aerial Pro 2014 Gold

Crankset: Octane One 2PCS Pro Gold

Sprocket: Gusset 4X 27T

Chain: Octane One Halflink

Saddle: Octane One Pivotal

Seatpost: Octane One Pivotal

Wheels: Halo Chaos Complete

Tires: Continental Race King

Weight: light!

NS Bikes Soda Freeride Bike

Frame: Soda FR medium silver/lime

Damper: Marzocchi Roco TST

Fork: Marzocchi 66

Headset: Semi Intergrated

Stem: NS Quark Pro

Handlebar: NS Evidence

Grips: NS Sam Pilgrim Signature

Pedals: NS Aerial Pro

Crankset: Sram X0

Sprocket: Sram

Chain: Sram

Saddle: Octane One pivotal

Seatpost: Octane One pivotal

Wheels: Halo Chaos wheelset

Tires: Kenda