Via YouTube, here’s Specialized’s farewell to sponsored rider Sam Hill:

Sam Hill and Specialized are going their separate ways starting in 2013. All of us at Specialized would like to send our thanks to Sam. Thanks for the wins, time working on the bikes and equipment, and of course all the fantastic memories! Best of luck to him and his family next year and the years to come.

Not ready to separate? Get your Sam Hill wallpaper here: Desktop, Laptop, Smart Phone, Tablet – Take Sam with you wherever you go.


  1. Woah jeez I thought I was gonna read he died. Doesn’t matter what brand he rides that guy rips. And he also seems like he can take or leave it which is pretty badass compared to all the boring and robotic jocks in the sport like Gwin

  2. This video and the classless remarks from specialized in the Pinkbike interview make me think the the big s is just bitter about losing him, when they should be kissing his ass for single-handedly putting them back in the DH game.

  3. dale – seems like not that long ago people were talking up rennie, kovarik, peat vs the “boring and robotic” sam hill. although by that they mainly meant he didn’t race with a hangover…

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