Video: Snow Shredding At Samerberg

Nov 7, 2012
by Colin Stewart  
Views: 41,188    Faves: 276    Comments: 16


Max Schumann goes for a night shred and flight at bike park Samerberg ( Chiemgau, Bavaria ). Powered by Lupine lights.

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  • 28 1
 That 2 minutes and 30-some seconds completely makes up for all the time I wasted watching anything associated with politics for the last 6 months. This brings me back to what it's all about and it's not about picking sides and drawing lines in the sand. Love the vibe in this vid.
  • 20 0
 That photo of him at the end is going to end being POD just going to say that now
  • 3 0
 Desktop background set! And I'm going to make it a point to go night riding soon, and then again when it starts snowing... Awesome, inspiring edit!
  • 3 0
 Sheeeeit... P.O.Y.!!!
  • 3 0
 POD within a VOD...funny it was only snowing where his light was shining...??
  • 2 0
 Snow riding can just frustrating but man you just shred like there`s no tomorrow!
  • 1 0
 to thorne310
don’t be so naive! politics facilitates companies into making these bikes and these lights ... and finding a market to sell them!
Politics what makes you able to have money to buy these products!
I think its childish to say the video is better than 6 months of past politics!
Everything is politics dependent.
  • 6 0
 My new desktop backroung photo for the rest of my life Big Grin
  • 1 0
 haha!
  • 10 2
 Why is everyone completely obsessed with ridiculous long and boring intros? The slo mo/artsy shots/putting gloves on junk should not be 75% of the video!
  • 10 1
 that my friend is how you bike in Chiemgau, Bavaria Wink
  • 8 1
 can't believe he attempted that gap in the snow! crazy!
  • 4 1
 Snow is more predictable than you think but honestly, sending that drop with a snowy landing and at night no less... maniacal. Where's that picture on here? I feel that's a good candidate for picture of the year Wink
  • 6 25
flag madmax245 (Nov 7, 2012 at 15:20) (Below Threshold)
 yolo
  • 17 0
 You Obviously Lack Originality
  • 3 0
 i can't take it anymore! these guys hitting drops in snow and at night bigger than the drops i would hit in summer and broad daylight!!!!!! freaking crazy!!!!!
  • 2 0
 What's really crazy is riding at night while it is actually snowing. All those big flakes reflecting light in your face can be wicked disorienting. Guys got some serious balls!
  • 3 0
 really cool video. I'd like to ride at night during the winter, but buying lights like this costs a lot of money... and it's a bit scary in the woods at night
  • 3 0
 It's not as expensive as you think if you are careful - you can buy cheap Chinese lights for about £50 at the moment, and they are (theoretically rated at) 900 lumen. Don't get me wrong, Lupines are incredibly powerful and nice for those who can afford them, but if you are wanting to test out whether you like night riding or not and/or are on a budget you can't go wrong with these...

(unless, as rumor has it, the battery explodes while charging - I bought a smart charger as well to be on the safe side...)

For example - dx.com/p/ha-iii-cree-ssc-p7-c-sxo-3-mode-900-lumen-led-headlamp-set-4-18650-included-29489

Some people go down the torch route as well which is even cheaper - just take out a couple of rechargeable batteries with you when you go out and replace as and when needed...

This torch for example is (again theoretically capable of) 975 lumen and just over £20, although you would need to factor in the cost of batteries and a charger to total cost - dx.com/p/ultrafire-kh-t60-ha-ii-xm-lt60-5-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-flashlight-1-x-18650-57006

(The two examples I've linked are just the first I found in a quick search so please don't assume they are the best money can buy and have a look at all the options before clicking 'buy'!)

Finally, I would recommend 2 lights though - 1 on the bars and 1 on the helmet. It gives better vision and you have a backup should one break in the middle of nowhere... It gets REALLY dark under tree cover in particular!
  • 1 0
 Myself and most of the people I ride with run those lights, they're fantastic! and as with an Li-ion battery pack, you've got to be careful when charging them...
  • 3 0
 Been night riding for nearly 20 years. Friday nights are our regular night rides, all year, all weather. I have invested in a marvelous NightRider product that allows me to ride anything I want on the trails, and have cars flashing their high beams when I commute on the road bike. Lights haven't always been in the hundreds or thousands of lumines, and we rode with them and had the time of our lives. The newer LEDs and batteries offer longer life and more light than we ever dreamed of in the early days. It is good to be familiar with the woods at night. They are far less scary as they become your night-time playground. Yes the sounds are different, but that's because you're sharing the trail with no other humans than the friends with whom you're riding. Try it. I ride in the dark more than I ride in the daylight.
  • 1 0
 Just props for slimboyjim. The new LED lamps aren't that expensive as they might seem to be and having two is almost a necessity to have the inner part of corners lit...

Here's one polish site that may give you some comparison across the board (at least those available in Poland or on DX) www.light-test.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=39&Itemid=59&lang=en
  • 1 0
 Possibly stupid questions.......How cold can it be to ride before you can wreck your bikes components?
Is it less slippery than I think?
Doesn't the snow just stick to your tires? (more stupid than the others)
  • 2 0
 Cold snow won't stick, warm snow will. Ever have it too cold to make a snowball? That's when you can ride. As far as wrecking components, I think most will be fine under sane riding conditions, although your damping oil in shocks/forks can thicken up.
  • 2 0
 with the oil getting harder with colder tempuratures, wouldn't you be way more likely to blowout a seal?
  • 4 0
 if it is extremely cold then you should use oil with a lower viscosity. air springs will also be affected a little, i.e. you should bike a with a bit higher pressure. do also expect you pedals and drivetrain to get clogged with icey snow on longer tours.
  • 2 0
 Its possible if its really cold to have water freeze on your station and push past the seal filling your fork with water but it got to be mega cold.
  • 1 0
 "but it got to be mega cold.".......well, i'm not THAT Canadian. lol Thanks all for the replies.
  • 3 0
 Awesome vid!
Loving the night riding stuff lately...
Heres a cut'n'paste link to the pic as big as i could get it...

imageshack.us/a/img96/5870/snowph.jpg
  • 4 0
 props for riding in shorts!
  • 4 0
 it´s samerberg not samberg
  • 2 0
 Yes, Sir! Thanks for the correction: SAMERBERG.
  • 4 0
 someone get that guy some pants
  • 4 0
 It's funny how so many bikers wear shorts no matter what the weather
  • 2 0
 Cool, hard to believe its snowing in Chiemgau. When I was on vacation there, it was the hottest place in EU.
  • 3 0
 Wow nice! That last still shot is awesome.
  • 2 0
 well there are no limits you can go out any time . al be getting a set of lights next year .and great video and photos .
  • 3 0
 Yeah! Great vid. And the ICB Bike in action is always nice to see.
  • 3 0
 Great filming , loved the "freeze" frame at the end !,
  • 2 0
 Great vid! I'm totally trying the night riding this year. I'm definitely not trying that gap!!!!
  • 1 0
 seriously being that i live in kodiak alaska till next year, this video makes me ok with the fact that imma have to be riding in some wicked sno weather.
  • 1 0
 I'd love to try it, but it's gonna have to be with other lights, can't afford to pay 800€ for a lamp, 2 to have bar and helmet. Great video nonetheless.
  • 2 0
 Is this guy running Spiked tyres? I have tried riding down a road with thick snow and dh tyres and almost fell off...
  • 3 0
 lush vid guys
  • 2 0
 Cool Vid & Lupine Rules, yhaaa!
  • 1 0
 Yeeeeeesss my local bikepark. Watch out for the related photo. Definitely POD.
  • 1 0
 I dont know about you dudes but if i was riding that late i would freak out and get malled by a bear.
  • 2 0
 Other worldly
  • 1 0
 well it is damn good He wore shorts. At least His legs got a bit of tan
  • 1 0
 No spikes, just Schwalbe "Dirty Dan" tyres.
  • 1 0
 the pleasure to watch. Didnt expect the last jump
  • 1 0
 mama mia!!!
  • 1 0
 jeahh...home trail Big Grin
  • 1 0
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