News Source: Evil
Vanderham, from North Vancouver, British Columbia, is recognized internationally as one of the most influential riders in the world. His trademark riding style has been well documented in cycling’s most notable movies and magazines. Best known for his exploits in the big mountain genre of riding, Thomas has honed his skills in all areas of mountain biking, ranging from World Cup downhills to slopestyle competitions. Along with his riding resume, Thomas brings many years of industry experience in product development, marketing, and design to the Evil team.Evil Bikes is an idea that has been a long time in the making. We are a family of riders, designers, and engineers gathering from a variety of action sports backgrounds. The sport of mountain biking and the desire to do something different is what we share in common. Drawing from out of industry inspiration and experience, Evil hopes to bring a youthful feel and creative look to the mountain bike industry. We are headed by people who ride, influenced by design, all with the goal to make the best bikes on the market.
Over the course of the coming year Evil will be releasing an expanded and re-branded bike line, including a wide range of suspension bikes featuring Dave Weagle’s latest suspension platform, theDELTΔsystem. Thomas is a critical part of the Evil design team and will be working hand-in-hand with Evil’s product managers and engineers to bring the products he needs to the trails you ride.
Thomas commented about his new role with Evil, “I am very excited to work with Dave Weagle on his latest suspension design. His track record is undeniable; we will have some exciting new bikes coming out in 2009.” He went on to add, “It was very important for me to be a part of the project from the beginning and contribute to the creative process. Over the coming years it’s going to be fun to develop the bikes and help Evil reach its potential.”
“It’s great to finally announce this and put all the rumors to rest! It’s been hard keeping this whole operation a secret!” said Evil Bikes president Kevin Walsh. “Thomas brings equal parts rider, businessman, and family to Evil. We are handpicking people that align with the Evil culture and lifestyle and Thomas couldn’t be a more perfect fit.”
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