“A little while ago I thought it would be a good idea to put a freewheel on my fixie. As I’d misplaced the brakes I had to run it without; I later found this wasn’t a good idea as I ended up wrapped round a tree. Anyway, I did manage to get a bit of footage together before injury then bad weather stopped play. It is what it is, whatever that is! This bike is not intended for this use….” Chris Akrigg
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.