I stumbled across possibly the best website ever yesterday and struggled to pull myself away from it. Chicks and Bikes, Nothing But Pix, it’s a simple idea although extensive searching hasn’t yielded a decent site for the opposite sex, there’s Hotdudesonbikes.com or just plain Dudesonbikes.com but both suck. There’s a gap in the blog market ladies. Chicks on Bikes is 99% tasteful and is worth checking out for both sexes as in addition to beautiful ladies there is some cool retro cycle advertising and some great photography. Unfortunately “I just buy it for the articles” won’t wash here.
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.