Video: Going Huge On Snow Bikes

May 13, 2014 at 14:25
by Fabian Kluhs  

Views: 53,125    Faves: 397    Comments: 30


After releasing two short web clips together, Fabian Kluhs and the shizofanatic crew decided it was time for an bigger project and started to make plans for an feature length movie in 2011.

But the first hype got destroyed pretty quick as it turned out harder than expected to find sponsors and supporters for the project. Between its bigger brothers snowboarding and mountain biking most people smiled at the SMX and didn`t give it the recognition needed. Over the years the crew kept shooting from time to time and never lost faith to find the right moment to realize their ambitious film project. But with no budget available and no prospective deals in the future everyone realized it was time to draw a line.

So in 2014 the crew decided to gather all the existing, unreleased footage and make an pared-down indie version of the originally planned film. Not as highly polished, but double the fun and definitely not the last thing you will see from shizofanatic!

Everyone involved put a lot of work, time, money and passion into this short-film. If you like what you see please support us and share "UNDEAD" all over the web!
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82 Comments

  • + 87
 Imagine if you could get rid of the handlebars and suspension and just strap the slidey bits directly to your feet... yeah that would be sick.
  • + 7
 Just like seeing someone sending the Canyon Gap on a scooter.
  • + 1
 i can see its less popular, but its a great invention, on ice you can go bigger then on real ground...not completly true fmx - ski but its still a mtb ski thing... its just all very diffrent what you do altough there are great similarities
how do you brake with it ? i guess just turn like skiing but its totaly diffrent then ski

nice video btw
  • + 4
 Definitely something Id try. Canadians would love that shit!
  • + 4
 get rid of the bars and have sliders on the feet… are you one of these guys?
www.snowbladesonline.com/?attachment_id=324
  • + 1
 so I may be wrong but I think what you are searching for has already been invented? i think the hip-cool-kids call them skis.
  • + 34
 I want one
  • + 4
 i'm going to wait for the enduro version.....
  • + 23
 "I want my two dollars!"
  • + 6
 Am I the only one who gets this.
  • - 40
flag scott-townes (May 13, 2014 at 22:45) (Below Threshold)
 Anyone else find it hilarious near the end when he talks about pushing the limits and they show 20 crash shots in a row of a 10ft. jump transfer from one expensive, fully custom-made "snowbike" to another? There were some cool shots in there but most of it was kinda crappy family fun. If you want to make an impact at this time of year, make it about adapting your bikes to snow bikes, instead of trying to create a new thing out of already two small markets for no reason at all. It looks awesome and incredibly fun to do but there isn't a big enough market for this kind of toy.
  • + 1
 Lots of ways to mod up your bikes to make it into a ski bike but you need to know how to do it properly or you might be getting hurt... and you can make those toys yourself if your a good welder or fortunate enough to know someone what is a qualified welder...
  • + 1
 True that giraffeinpurple, welding is great to know, of all different kinds
  • + 2
 Go that way really fast, and if something gets in your way, turn.
  • + 15
 Its Almost summer time Snow Bikes are irrelevant. I'm ready for Whistlers opening day video with Tippie!
  • + 2
 Exactly! Its beginning of season!
  • + 10
 Sorry but that comment is a typical case of American ignorance to the rest of the world. Pinkbike caters to riders from everywhere and if you didn't know, when the northern hemisphere is in summer the Southern Hemisphere is in winter.
  • + 1
 have to disagree not really ignorant..he never said anything bad about people in the southern hemisphere and for him its obviously just about summer which hes clearly stoked for, which im sure anyone would be at the start of their season. Im beyond stoked to ride! we just stopped getting snow in Alberta two weeks ago and its the middle of may..
  • + 4
 hmmm.....not sure about 3 skiis. I made my own with a full suspension giant frame, 2 ski blades, and a diy mounting kit for them that I made up. actually was a blast when I hiked up and took it down Bridger Bowl ski resort a few years ago.
  • + 6
 Did anyone consider the fork oil after hours of spending time in freezing temperatures?
  • + 4
 This seems more like biking and more fun www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Bgv0Xn3UE
  • + 3
 for more publicity and for more fame in this sport you need more and better footage of real powder stuff like that 2 second clip at 4:11
  • + 8
 We had bad luck with our powder shootings but it`s no problem to ride the SMX in deep snow. Elias and Matthias had some good Powder Sessions but unluckily not captured on video, they use bigger skies by for that. In the beginning they cut a snowboard in pieces and used that as a front ski.
  • + 2
 ok sweet! well these look like a ton of fun to ride.. the only problem would be the decision between this or snowboarding
  • + 8
 They look weird but of course super fun to ride. Regardless if this movie takes off or not, well done for sticking with what you love and pushing the sport guys, A+ for originality. Smile
  • + 2
 Made me think of the first time I rode a ski bike and realized their wasn't any brakes about halfway down the hill. Good times. I'll stick with skiing.
  • + 5
 They can stop pretty quick with the SMX, i would say the same as somebody on skies. After the big jumps they are super fast, would be a big problem if they couldn`t stop.
  • + 3
 Congratulations and thanks for this video!
  • + 2
 more like a scooter for the snow we'll call these SNOOTERS.. and those guys are some snooterin s.o.b's
  • + 1
 I should get my step dad to weld me up one during winter season. Pretty basic just need someone with really good welding skills so they don't crack under lots of force.
  • + 13
 I'm no expert but I think you're onto something.
  • + 2
 The thing that eats coolness out of these rides is the stance... Looks to me like taking a dump..
  • + 1
 Its a trike.
wanna see REAL BMX snowbikes with 23 years design?

The ones Matt Beringer rides?

driftersnowbikes.com

THIS ones legit BMX
  • + 2
 Isn't this a biking forum??? Shouldn't there be more people on here that's into this, I know I am!!!
  • + 2
 I'm so happy I've never gotten rid of mine.
  • + 0
 Gotta check the Koski snow bike. www.koskisnowsports.net Actually a legit DH ride and made by pioneers of the mountain bike we all love Wink
  • - 2
 Shot in the dark here, maybe these concraptions aren't popular because they're totally f*cking stupid?

If only you applied those skills to bicycles, someone might actually fly a f*ck or two.

This here a bike site, I think what you want is "YouTube"!!!!!
  • + 1
 Einfach nur Geil. Alles. Die interviews sind teilweise überflüssig, aber der rest is echt hammer.
  • - 1
 this will never catch on....why not buy a snowmobile for almost the same price as one of those things and do the same shit except way bigger and actually explore the mountains....
  • + 1
 Saw you guys on stubaier last year, looked pretty crazy what you did there Smile
  • + 1
 these are cool,, but I prefer my mates invention www.pinkbike.com/photo/6150876
  • + 3
 krass! super gemacht!!
  • + 2
 I wanna know if he ever stuck that double flip.
  • + 1
 Unfortunately not but they will definitely try again next year Smile
  • + 1
 Shame. I'll be stoked to see when they do!
  • + 1
 Wait... but that's actually cool! The part at 4:50 was the best. Opens up new ideas for the winter in wooded areas!
  • + 2
 That shot at 6:20 though!
  • + 1
 Is that what we're doing now? Randomly saying though after a sentence?
  • + 1
 "Though" was part of my sentence, not after it.But no, that's not what we're doing, changing the focus of the topic from SMX to the ridiculous piece of camera work at the time however, was. Thanks for wanting to join in....though. Wink
  • + 1
 i`m lucky for still owning one, never going to sell it! Smile
  • + 1
 This is rad... Gotta get one!
  • + 1
 well this is a sick video, if only it snowed here
  • + 1
 Damn.... I love dirt, but the snow is looking pretty good now
  • + 0
 gets me stoked to ride a ski bike... but then I remember that I have and actual bike... with brakes
  • + 1
 Holy fuck boys lools.fun as.hell!
  • + 1
 Where are the fat tires ?
  • + 2
 next christmas.....
  • + 1
 These things look insanely fun…... but also a little sketchy
  • + 1
 Love it, hope its eventually takes off, looks like so much fun.
  • + 1
 AWESOMEEE, i love skieing and biking, I NEED THIS!
  • + 1
 Love how they show the fails as well ,fun fun..
  • + 1
 OMG! I Love Austria to Much!!!
  • + 1
 That narrator though. Made me think of transformers
  • + 1
 oh the fun that could be had I need 2.
  • + 2
 sick edit
  • + 1
 Sauwa Manda! Very well done guys!
  • + 1
 I want one!
  • + 1
 Sick riding!
  • + 1
 No braking....crazy!!
  • - 3
 hahaha... no.

I will; however, buy a "fat-bike" and a winter season pass as soon as a local resort will let me take it up on the lift.
  • - 3
 not to dis this but the fillip polc snow scoot looks way more like biking
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