This video is not for the faint of heart. I just saw this clip up on Vital and it’s pretty disturbing. This past Friday in Porto Alegre, Brazil, there was a terrible attack on an otherwise peaceful Critical Mass ride. During the ride, a crazed driver literally drove right through the crowd. Riders piled up on the car’s hood before being thrown to the pavement. Surprisingly, no one was killed but eight people were taken to the hospital.
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.