Haibike Hero Sam Pilgrim
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Haibike is proud to announce the signing of Sam Pilgrim to our ePerformance team for 2018 and beyond. 27-year-old Sam is a freeride specialist who will utilise the potential of the XDURO series to redefine the limits of what is possible on an eMountainbike.


Pilgrim, from Colchester in the UK, started his dirt jump career at the age of 14. Ever since, he has always been one of the leading figures in international competitions. In 2011 he won the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg; in 2013 he carried off the victory in the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour.  Since then has built a huge fan base of over 500k social media followers.

When asked why he chose to ride for the ePerformance Pioneer Haibike, Sam replied;

“I really liked the look of what Haibike was doing in terms of being more extreme with eBikes and pushing the freeride side of things. It was an obvious choice really!”


Pilgrim’s 2018 events line up includes several of the FMB World Tour on his custom-made Haibike dirt jump Bike. Plus he’ll continue his series of regular adrenaline-fuelled YouTube videos.

“I want to show what’s possible on an eBike with new tricks and big jumps!”

“I personally hated pedalling up hill. It was just something that sucked in between the fun stuff; but then I actually tried an eBike and now everything is fun. I actually still can’t believe how fun it is even when I’m pedalling up!

Sam Pilgrim


The invaluable R&D feedback gained from Sam over the coming years will be used to contribute to the further development of the Haibike XDURO models. This is all designed to aid continuous improvements and innovation keeping the XDUROs at the head of the pack, a view strongly supported by Bernd Lesch, Director of Marketing & Product at Haibike.

“We warmly welcome Sam Pilgrim to the Haibike family and are looking forward to pushing ePerformance to the next level on the international stage.”


In a recent interview E-Mountain Bike Magazine’s Tom Corfield quizzes Sam Pilgrim on the move, all things Haibike, and what’s next for his career.  Read the feature: Interview: Freeride pro Sam Pilgrim on his switch to Haibike or check out Sam’s Facebook page to see him put the Haibike through its paces!