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Thomas Vanderham – This Is Home | SHIMANO

February 22, 2020


  • Reply Scott Secco February 17, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Incredible film! Such a great tribute to Thomas, his career, and family. Amazing work by everyone involved.

  • Reply GLYNN CAIRNS February 17, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Awesome short film

  • Reply TimFromWales February 17, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Great film… Love the muted winter misty colours.

  • Reply lubbenz February 17, 2020 at 10:04 am

    this is home might just be the best series ever.

  • Reply Aditya Rai February 17, 2020 at 10:18 am

    This series has been the best, story and cinematography wise. Absolutely love it.

  • Reply Tissa Enduro Adventures February 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

    These videography and editing skills are out of this world!!

  • Reply justw4lkbesideme February 17, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I need affordable brifter 🙂

  • Reply Lucas Couvreur February 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm


  • Reply MTB Fatboy February 17, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Hey, awesome video! Are you sure about the song, as I cannot locate "Lose My Mind – Andrew Judah" anywhere to listen to? Cheers

  • Reply Roman S February 17, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Really enjoyed this, well done!

  • Reply Stephen Hodge February 17, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    So many throwbacks to my early enthusiasm in cycling/teenage years! Thanks Shimano/TV!

  • Reply André Almeida February 17, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    WOW!!!! THIS is why! Don't need to say anything else! Just love it!

  • Reply Michael McQueen February 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    beautiful work, and sounded pretty good too

  • Reply Kev’in Bike February 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Beautiful vidéo i love it 😍

  • Reply Kyle Regan February 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    That Andrew Judah track… unreleased? so good

  • Reply martinm 711 February 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Thomas Vanderham, a legend in MTB freeride with a riding style I always look up to 🙂

  • Reply Freehub Magazine February 17, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Incredible work! Thomas is a real gem in mountain biking 🤘

  • Reply Bununci February 17, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    I got to ride with Thomas this summer at Summer Gravity Camps!!!

  • Reply Fred February 17, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    cheers Vanderham!

  • Reply HARDERIDE February 17, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    BY FAR the best TIH to date. Thomas Vanderham was a favourite of mine since the start and his riding is always smooth, regardless of how big the hits are! More of these please!

  • Reply Linas Kupstys February 17, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    "no no, I`m not famous…" humble

  • Reply B.Bartholomé February 17, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Visual soul food. Thanks so much to everyone involved!

  • Reply Goldenmath February 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I see a kid who never grew up , in a beautiful way, Thomas , never stop loving your life and friends
    It's an awesome way to be.. peace dude

  • Reply DDJackett February 17, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    you dudes are awesome!

  • Reply Cam McCaul February 18, 2020 at 12:56 am

    TEEEEVEEEEE— 20 years ago I could watch you ride all day in those old segments. Nothing has changed.

  • Reply Reza Akhmad February 18, 2020 at 2:21 am

    the cinematography aspect is awesome. the photography work of Sterling Lorence is awesome too and the riding style of Thomas is no Joke

  • Reply Eric Tebbets February 18, 2020 at 2:48 am

    Who votes down this vid? Ha!

  • Reply Eric Marciniak February 18, 2020 at 3:31 am

    such a boss!

  • Reply olivierhacking February 18, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful video! Who knows the trail at 4:20?

  • Reply Dr4g0nW00d February 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    9 years Shimano never will turn my back on them

  • Reply 365 MTB February 18, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I love it! Truly amazing video, inspiring story, beautiful cinematography work. All the best to Thomas and everyone involved in making this film. Thank you, it was a pleasure to watch! 🙂

  • Reply The Lost Co. February 18, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    DAMN that was good!!

  • Reply David Urquiza February 18, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Subtitulos ESPAÑOL?

  • Reply Nilabh Umredkar February 18, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    ❤️ Beautiful Cinematography! Love this!

  • Reply Henry DeArruda-Weaver February 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Huge props to Shimano for doing this series, easily my favorite.

  • Reply essexhertsmtb February 18, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Great vid Thomas. The mix of story telling and great visuals really gets me stoked to ride. Great job!

  • Reply Oxburger Studios February 18, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Rad film!

    So awesome seeing that ridgeline trail in Edmonton filmed like that!! Lots of fond memories riding that trail! Cool to know Thomas was from the same neighborhood.

  • Reply Gianmarco Di Salvatore February 18, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    great job guys!!!!

  • Reply Callum Wilson February 18, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Loved the mac-ride segment. A fantastic piece of kit for the wee ones to come riding with parents!

  • Reply FreeriderTony February 18, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Super nice and fresh Video , but check my ones , I'm still beginner <3

  • Reply Dylan Stark February 19, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Amazing filming, great video!

  • Reply abSilva February 19, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Beautiful video.

  • Reply Ronn Rider February 19, 2020 at 1:30 am

    I frigen love that guy! So honored to have spent a little time with him here in Australia. Such an amazing rider but an even better person. So humble…so kind! They'll never be another like him!!!!!!!

  • Reply Donte W February 19, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Beautiful video. Love the fam

  • Reply Mark Emnace February 19, 2020 at 8:55 am

    what an incredible cinematography and also was posted on the day of my birthday. Good job so stoked to be back on my bike soon. 🙂

  • Reply kjl42 February 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Incredible film! And shoutout to Shimano for sponsoring a video that focuses on what Thomas wanted to show and not seeing XTR components in every shot. Hell, I saw the Fox fork more than anything Shimano on his Bikes! 🤣

  • Reply Ricky Downhill - RDH February 19, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful segment, well done. 👍

  • Reply Gary Winslow February 19, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Loved this, such a humble guy, the love of biking comes through in spades. Epic forest too.

  • Reply Michiel February 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    As a MTB freak this is one of the greatest series made. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Konstantin Köster February 19, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Great person! Watched your riding since 15 years, greetings from Europe

  • Reply jawson37 February 19, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    One of the legends

  • Reply Raibaudi Roman February 19, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Amazing Video! and music! <3 where to find it ??? 
    Lose My Mind – Andrew Judah Trippin (Instrumental) – Zion I

  • Reply JussiNiemi3.0 February 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Sweet vid, sweet story, sweet career!

  • Reply Ramsay MacFarlane February 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Great wee watch! Stunning light in the wise old woods, as always 👌

  • Reply Dave Kelly February 19, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Awesome stuff, the thumbs down are probably roadies 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Kelvin Mulder February 19, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Beautifull, great guy.

  • Reply James Mathews February 19, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Perfect film in every way… story, cinematography, editing, music, riding… perfect.

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  • Reply Eduardo de Maria y Campos February 19, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Thomas and Wade !!!!

  • Reply Sandra Martinez February 20, 2020 at 12:40 am

    Awesome video!!

  • Reply Chris Kellas February 20, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Thomas has probably been my favourite rider since waaaaay back in the day. Finally met him on the chairlift in whistler a couple years ago and he is a super chill humble dude! Love this vid

  • Reply Beyond Our Arena February 20, 2020 at 6:38 am

    I clearly remember when thomas revealed himself to the world, in the film kranked 3, it was just pure emotion. Like an art, not like a sport. So much emotion, perhaps because he was one of the first freeriders to come from mtb spontaneous generation, who did not come from bmx, motorbike, ski, snowboard, or another sport.

  • Reply MIKROMATIQUE February 20, 2020 at 8:16 am

    This is truly a piece of art! Great filming, great editing, emotional story and all this with one of my favorite riders… 🖤

    Thanks for this guys!

  • Reply liran gil February 20, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Thomas and Wade are legends

  • Reply jcnbw01 February 20, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I still clearly remember watching Kranked for the first time on a bootleg VHS from a friend and seeing these crazy gaps and lines. Simmons, Vanderham, Leech, they immediately became my heroes, and fueled the adventurous side of my teen years with my ridiculous hardtail, hand-me-down forks, and seeing gaps and lines wherever I go.

  • Reply padovani vincent February 20, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    How Know the song at 8.35, Siri dont know thanks

  • Reply Rebecca Lambert February 20, 2020 at 2:52 pm


  • Reply Sirios Star February 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    and STILL these youngsters fail to understand how and what mt. biking was .
    It was taking a bike to the mountains or hills or on any footpath and simply riding your bike .
    There were no disc or even rim brakes in those days , no suspensions front or back , no special geometries , no nothin. Just any old crappy steel framed bike with some fairly big tires would do and a lot of praying that you would be able to stop before running into something solid.
    The thrill was NOT riding on pavement but in nature . That was it . I’m still wondering when flying through the air all started . guess i missed that part ,cause i still keep both wheels on the ground . 😂

  • Reply Goin' 2Live February 21, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Brilliant 🙂 All the best Thomas! Edmonton to BC… an Amazing Story.. wish you continued success 🙂

  • Reply Tyo Cahyadi February 21, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Really love this video 🔥😍

  • Reply Grego WS February 21, 2020 at 3:57 am

    whoever came up with 4:10 can have my life, that was a really good example of visual audio narrative
    10:14 mannnnnn sound designerss!!!! love it those trees whoosh sfx so good

  • Reply Mtl Biketech February 21, 2020 at 4:25 am

    AWESOME !!!

  • Reply dart318swinger February 21, 2020 at 5:17 am

    I agree with all the folks here. Amazing talent. Amazing editing. Terrible music.

  • Reply Greg Bird February 21, 2020 at 5:25 am

    That… was spectacular. The vintage late 1990's footage takes me back to the days when the RM Pipeline was the raddest thing I had seen (owned) and man… what a rad time it was.

    Brilliant, so glad I found this.

  • Reply Benjamin Hägler February 21, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Thanks guys for this one!

  • Reply Yama Link February 21, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    I remember going up to BC, and meeting Thomas. I was from the Tahoe area and the terrain and skills were a complete different universe for me. He's always been one of my favorite pro riders, down to earth and without any extroverted BS. Great video!

  • Reply userbosco February 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Sweeeeet! Could (and will) watch this a dozen times.

  • Reply Matt Brown February 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    You guys are heroes. We used to copy what you did and you inspired my mates and I, to build probably the first North Shore style stunts in the UK. Good times 🙂

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  • Reply Hoowahoowa February 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Does Shimano sell car stickers? I'd love to have that on my truck.

  • Reply Evgeny Vikhlyaev February 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Be men – ride sram

  • Reply Sqausht Suspension February 21, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Wow this was an amazing video to watch visually……….

  • Reply Eric Cartman's Strength and Power February 22, 2020 at 2:35 am

    He's almost as good of a rider as me.

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