A few weeks back we sent you to check out Camilla Stoddart’s blog posts on her epic road trip with Kelly McGarry and Canadians Mike Hopkins and Casey Brown. Well since then she has posted up the final two posts in the blog and damn they are filled with epic-ness! That is one trip I’m seriously green with envy about but you, like me, will be able to live through the trip when we run it our June issue.
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.