2012 Tour Divide Champion, Ollie Whalley, talks cyclocross, the true nature of suffering, wookie impersonations, Gates Carbon Drive, and all about his Turbine cycling jacket. I didn’t even know Ground Effect were making a soft shell jacket. If you didn’t either you can check it out here. For more product info and for the full story on Ollie’s most excellent adventure jump onto his blog 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.