In case you had been living under a rock this weekend you may not have realised but right now Justin Leov is in the lead after a day of racing at round three of the Enduro World Series in Vallorie, France. Racing has just this minute got underway for the second and final day of racing, and this round is “spirit or enduro” type stuff where no pre-riding of the courses is allowed (you were allowed to walk them). Hopefully Justin can hold on to his lead today and bag an event win and the series lead!
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.