“So Cadel Evans has won the 2011 Tour de France; the guy totally deserves it. Back in 1994 I shot at the UCI World MTB Cup in Cairns, Australia. A young guy came out of nowhere and got 5th against the top pros, it was a huge effort. You could see then there was something special about the guy. He eventually went on to win two MTB World Cup overalls, a world road title and now the Yellow Jersey in France.” Graeme Murray via graememurray.blogspot.com
Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main people we call on to do that work. Not only is he an extremely talented bike rider and incredibly knowledgeable about suspension, but he can actually interpret and translate what he’s feeling in a way that he can communicate to the rest of the engineering team. This enables them to cross-reference the data they’ve collected with real life, on-trail experience to build better bikes and provide the right setup for our riders. We’re constantly refining our VPP™ suspension as well as the damping tunes shocks we spec on our bikes in order to make sure our bikes ride really, really good.