I can quietly hear some boys at a local distributor freaking out right now, thinking I may have given up their little secret. But as of a couple of days ago it appears that the infamous Reverb Stealth (we told you about it here) is finally available for owners of non-Trek and Scott bikes. Whether you want to drill a hole in your frame is another story, but I’m guessing more manufacturers might be drilling them out for you. What’s new is the fact that the new Reverb Stealth will be offered in 6″ drop too! No word on availability just as yet, but RockShox tend to move pretty quick on these things.
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.