Here at Spoke we have been a huge fan of Chris Akrigg since, well forever! This is his second video post recovery and it’s a doozy. Gone are the self-filmed shots of old, but Chris is still holding down creative control and editing the final clip. There’s no point in even trying to talk about the riding though, like all Akrigg videos it’s pretty damn hard to comprehend. If you watch one MTB video this week it should be this one!
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.