From historic front flips to the best style in the game, the van Steenbergen’s career with Deity started years ago with a contest photo submission by Bas that quickly caught the eye of Deity.
“This one image of Bas captured exactly what we loved about riding and we immediately fell in love with his style. At this point, they had filmed one edit, had recently started riding mountain bikes, and their talent was widely apparent to us. So, we tracked Bas down and offered him a spot on our Fresh Blood Grassroots program. We love supporting up and coming talent, but we had no idea that both Bas and Tom would become two of our favorite riders ever and a key part of the future of Deity.
Bas quickly mentioned that he would love to see his brother part of the program as well and the minute we saw footage of Tom riding, we knew they were both a perfect fit. During this period, both Bas and Tom were incredibly appreciative to be on the Grassroots team, they were humble, active with our company, and within 3 months we were bumping them up into our Pro program. We have not looked back since.” Eric Davies (Deity, Owner)
With a pedigree born from BMX racing and motocross, the van Steenbergen’s family tree is comprised of numerous two wheel talent that has naturally influenced their outlook on bikes and cultivated a family support system that has helped guide them into a growing career.
“Honestly, their style on a bike is phenomenal and easily some of our favorite in the sport, but we really respect the way they carry themselves off the bike. I have always said that it is not just skill that captures our eye, it is the way a person carries themselves day to day that sets them apart. They have always been grateful, thankful, involved, and a proper representation of our company.
We are excited to have signed both Bas and Tom to the team again for 2015, 2016, and we have big plans in store for both of them. They are dynamic riders on two different paths, but to be a part of their support system has truly been an honor and we are excited to be able to do more and more for them as the years progress.” Eric Davies (Deity, Owner)