Thomas
Vanderham

DISCIPLINE

Freeride

HOMETOWN

North Vancouver, BC

WITH US SINCE

2003

For over 10 years Thomas Vanderham has been a mainstay in the sport of freeride mountain biking.

Thomas forged his fundamental bike skills and love for mountain biking riding the infamous North Shore of Vancouver, and by the age of 15, “The Kid” was making his first film appearances. Thomas soon developed a following for his unmistakable style on a bike and ground breaking movie segments. A self-proclaimed big mountain rider, he has placed in the top ten at every Red Bull Rampage ever held, and stood on the podium in 2008.

Today Thomas remains prolific in the industry’s biggest and best media outlets. Although his riding speaks for itself, Thomas is active in the mountain bike community; he coaches bike camps and clinics all over the world, writes columns for magazines, and remains influential in shaping the future of freeride mountain biking. Away from the bike Thomas has enjoyed working closely with a long list of sponsors on research and development and marketing projects. He now has numerous signature products.

Vanderham has come a long way from being “The Kid”, but stays true to what has brought him to this point. In his words, his goal is simply “to continue inspiring people to ride their bikes.”

You can follow Thomas:
 @thomasvanderham

What Thomas rides

Slayer

Smash every trail in total confidence. The Slayer was right there at the start of the freeride movement, and that “heritage-of-send” lives on. Longer and slacker than ever, expect villainous levels of confidence when ripping big mountain trails or devouring the park. 

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Altitude

Race circuits or Sunday Shreds, the Altitude has you covered. Purpose-built and race-proven, it’s the ultimate enduro weapon for demolishing steep trails and making every session faster.

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Altitude Powerplay

We took attributes from our race-winning Altitude platform and integrated the Dyname 3.0 drive system to create a groundbreaking new e-bike for riders around the world. With 27.5” wheels, 150mm of rear travel with optimized suspension kinematics, and 108 Nm of class-leading torque, the Altitude Powerplay is an e-bike that rides like a normal mountain bike. 

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Stories featuring Thomas View all

2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct - Thomas Vanderham

Thomas Vanderham is coming up on his 20th year riding for Rocky Mountain. Over that time, he’s ridden his bike all over the world, appeared in some of the most iconic mountain bike films ever made, and competed in events such as the Red Bull Rampa...

2021 Rocky Mountain Slayer – Thomas Vanderham’s custom build

The Slayer was designed to be ridden fast, sent off huge hits, and take the abuse of a bike park lap after lap. The Slayer has become a go-to platform for Rocky Mountain freerider, Thomas Vanderham - especially when it comes to spending time in t...

Frozen Bikes and Big Descents: Thomas Vanderham takes on the Variables of Trans-Cascadia

“Some of the best riding I’ve done – I don’t even know really how to put it into words.” - Thomas Vanderham With a career spanning two decades, Thomas Vanderham has dabbled in just about every style of riding going – he’s clearly best known for ...