So round 6 of the DH and 4X World Cup was in the weekend and it must have been the easist one to watch but somehow I missed it. Anyway it was Sam Hill’s first win of the season which I’m not that hyped about. I was really thinking we could go the whole World Cup without Sam getting on the top of the podium. It’s still a pretty exciting World Cup, Peaty is only four points behind Sam Hill in the overall standings with two races to go and only 108 points separate the top four. Oh and Shaun Palmer finished 75th.
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.