Ed Masters, Matt Walker and the Vanzacs short documentary

Some of Shimano’s finest work: documenting the freestyle movement known as the Vanzacs. Eddie Masters, Matt Walker, David McMillan and others recount some stories of their early days getting recognition on the international MTB scene while living the life in vans and seemingly having endless fun. Not without a lot of hard work though – as the video shows. Top stuff from a load of total legends. Thank f*** mountain biking is full of characters and shredders like these.

From Shimano:

The Vanzacs is a small group of mates from Australia and New Zealand that wanted to take on the world and get away with it by the skin of their teeth. The Vanzacs and The Zoo Boys take an inside look at one of the most notorious crews in mountain biking and how they succeeded as professional riders and racers while never losing sight of the need to have fun along the way.

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