Freeride legend is an appropriate description of Thomas Vanderham. His graceful, powerful riding style is one we’d all love to have. And his resume includes a stack of magazine covers, classic film segments and modern bike launches. He continues to push his riding and inspires generations of riders, young and old.
Height & Weight:
6' & 190lbs
Mullet | MX (29/27.5)
Q & A
Favourite place to ride?
Home! (Vancouver’s North Shore).
How did you get into riding?
I started out just doing wheelies up and down my street all day. From there I started to explore trails and eventually got into racing when I was about 13.
Favourite trail of all time?
Can't name one, the variety is too good.
Favourite rider to watch?
Favourite food / colour / movie?
Mexican/Green/ Almost anything from Tarantino
What are you into outside of bikes?
Cooking, Coffee, Golf and skiing.
Scariest riding moment of all time?
I've had a few scary crashes over the years.
Favourite OneUp product and why?
My 42mm stem, it really helped me get comfortable with new fork offsets.
If you're put on the spot and have to tell a story, what is the story you tell?
Depends on the audience... good thing I'm not being put on the spot!
Favourite trick, to do or to see done?
Whip and Whip.
Who would you be if you could be any non-mountain bike athlete?
Good question, either Micheal Jordan in his prime, a big wave surfer or an F1 driver.
Air or coil shock?
Both, but more air these days.