Video: The Nighthawk

Nov 10, 2014 at 13:06
by Sascha BamHill  
Views: 13,421    Faves: 42    Comments: 0


The Winter is sometimes nasty and brutal, but when you know his weakness you can turn him into a big experience. Sascha Bamberg screwed the Lupine on his Helmet and turns the Night into Daylight. Instead of drinking a beer he always celebrates a Party with the other animals in the forest.

Nightride with my LupineWilma
The Winter attacked us much too soon like every year. After an exciting and extensive 2014 Summer it’s getting dark very early now. Many People leave their homes before the sun rises and have too stay at work until it is dark again.

Nightride with my LupineWilma
If you still want to scratch the off season from your calendar, you have only one choice, grab your lights and mount them on your helmet! Bam Hill gets active nearly every day, he is always prepared against rain, snow and darkness. After the sun went down he is hunting the trails like a hawk.

Nightride with my LupineWilma

Cam and Cut: Niels Cremer / Optical Fade
Rider: Sascha Bamberg
Music: Max Frost - White Lies


47 Comments

  • 12 0
 'Tis the season for the night ride.
  • 2 0
 yup yup , already got 2 night rides since the time change and just ordered some more lights putting dual 950lumen lights on the bars and 1500 dual beam light on the helmet .
  • 1 0
 What lights do recommend?
  • 2 0
 For cheap lights amazon has quite a few to choose from. You can get the cloned magic shines for around $20 a piece. The batteries are usually good for 1-2 hours so run times aren't great. Check out mtbr light shoot out, they do a good review on lots lights.
  • 2 0
 myself i spend the $$ and use GEMINI Lights i have the DUO on my helmet and will be outfitting my bike with dual XERA my son has the OLYMPIA
  • 1 0
 @MJ4LIFERIDER I have a 700 lumen NightRider that I throw on my helmet, and sometimes I use a 1,200 lumen cheapo amazon light on the bars when I want a little something extra, but usually don't bring it. I purposefully don't use the brightest lights available to me because I like the fact that it's dark out and different than riding in the day. But I also grew up night riding with 400 lumen NightRiders (with the big waterbottle batteries) so maybe it's just what I grew up with and like now.
  • 2 0
 Lumilight Navigator 2500. Never buy cheap promises because in lighting you get what you pay for.
  • 2 1
 I use this one and it seems to be decent. It's bright enough and holds a charge for about 2-3 hours, but instead of dimming when the battery is low it just suddenly turns off without a warning. Also apparently the battery can catch fire if exposed to water but I keep it in my Camelbak. It's also very heavy when you use it on your helmet. I'd recommend it though for the price of something that I just lose every year! www.ebay.ie/itm/4X-CREE-XM-L-XML-T6-LED-5200Lm-Bike-Bicycle-Light-Headlamp-Headlight-/231081957971?pt=UK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item35cd8eda53
  • 1 0
 If you want to upgrade the battery @notdannyhart hunk_lee on ebay makes some good quality replacements that are a lot better. Action led ( www.action-led-lights.com/collections/batteries ) has high quality replacements too. Nothing sucks worse than the battery cutting out in the middle of a night ride... I recently pickedup a cygolite tridenx 1300 xtra, its an awesome light.
  • 3 1
 I understand that budget drives a lot of bike part purchase decisions, however everyone needs to stop talking about cheap Chinese lights and step up to a quality light. Sure the Magic Shines will put out some light however the quality of that light isn't there. Plus LBS are selling nice NiteRider stuff for about $50 more than the low quality knock-offs.

The real question is are you willing to bet your life on it? Most of us are riding solo at night which increases the risks quite a bit. Just a thought. I can see quite a bit more with the white lighting of the NR products compared to the yellowish orange light the MagicShine puts out. If you're young and don't have a job...go for it! If you ride a lot and night riding is more than a 2-3X a year thing then don't buy cheap Chinese lights.

bar light NR Lumina 700
head light NR Pro 2200
  • 2 0
 I personally look no further than Light and Motion. And for anyone that has ever had a light system fail while in the middle of nowhere, will agree that you cannot mess around with budget lights.
  • 2 0
 +1 on the Gemini lights. Run a DUO on my helmet and bar. Good quality lights and the 4-cell gets a solid 2hrs at the brightest setting....and no issues riding in the rain....
  • 1 0
 just got a gemini xera. 5 days from china to my door. can't wait to try it this weekend!
  • 3 0
 I bought a Magic Shine MJ816E 1800 lumen light for my bars about 3yrs ago, it's been crashed, soaked and is still running strong, the 'O ring' fitting to secure it to the bars could be better when the terrain gets rough but I bodged it with some old inner tube and it's been spot on!
  • 1 0
 +1 For MagicShine superb bit of kit I have the Mj880. Vaporised a few deer with it on night spins its that bright!
  • 1 0
 yup, my magicshine lamps are quite good. Using them 4 years now. Payed €60...
  • 1 0
 Been doing night rides here in CO for a few years now. Always amazes me how many other people are out. Some nights its like a train of lights going up / down the mountain.
I prefer to get away a bit so I head up out of town a bit. Always a spooky ride solo through some dark and damp trails.
  • 1 0
 Check out a company call c & b seen. Amazing lights for a very modest price. I run 2200 lumens on my nightrides. A defuser lense on the bar mount light for wider field of fiew and then standard on the helmet for looking through the bends and looking ahead of trail.
U can't beat a bit of night ride magic.
Have fun everyone. Embrace the darkside of mtb Smile )
  • 1 0
 Night riding is awesome. I have a 300Lumen Niterider Mini 300 on the handlebar and a 1000lumen Magicshine MJ-858 on my helmet. No difference from riding in the daylight with this setup Smile
  • 1 0
 Riding at night is an amazing feeling! But I hate hearing all those noises (at the same time I love it), but I live where you can found a lot of wild boar, and I don't wanna meet one of those on the trail.
  • 3 0
 I tried this, i hit a tree
  • 1 0
 Night Riding. you're doing it wrong. Seriously though, the trail looks completely different at night in most cases. I've taken different lines at night and not noticed broken off branches sticking out. I've twice gouged my legs on night rides. Nothing like flying down the trail and a sharp stick reach out and rip some skin off.
  • 2 0
 Everyone should do some night rides, a great experience, and really sharpens your reflexes!
  • 1 0
 why doesnt someone wear a chesty mounted gopro and ride at night with a head lamp? i think it would way better than 3rd person shooting
  • 1 0
 one of my helmets is set up so i can run my lite and a actioncam side by side used it a few weeks back works pretty good
  • 2 0
 Inspirational!!! Thanks!!
  • 1 0
 lupine lights are bloody sick!!! but the price of them makes me sick...£800 :/
  • 3 1
 Who the fuck needs lights, pussies
  • 1 0
 When the leaves are gone there's nothing like a full moon to light the trail.
  • 1 0
 Haven't had much luck from Lupine...multiple bad batteries. Niterider ever since.
  • 2 0
 Sweet video, i wonder which camera you used to record this!? Smile
  • 2 0
 We worked with Panasonic Lumix GH4 ans Sumilux Leica 25mm f1.4 it worked Good littlebit noise@ ISO 1000.
  • 2 0
 Awesome, i love the sharpness of this video!
  • 2 0
 4K downscaled to 1080p Wink
  • 1 0
 yeah, good stuff Big Grin
  • 5 5
 Sweet pictures, not a huge fan of how dark the video footage was but hey still cool
  • 35 0
 watches video about night riding, complains about it being dark.
  • 2 0
 Bring on the blackness!
  • 1 0
 Great vid really enjoyed it and the song!! What was it?
  • 1 0
 Music: Max Frost - White Lies
  • 1 0
 Thanks!!
  • 2 0
 Needs fire works.
  • 1 0
 SECA
  • 1 3
 This isn't 'winter riding'. Winter riding involves snow, so bring that white stuff and the studded tires on!
  • 5 0
 Unless you live in Vancouver...then it's just low psi and gore-tex....

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