The HRC (Hamilton Riders Collective) have been running low key events in Hamilton over the last 10 weeks or so, everything from short course downhills to the infamous ‘dick-athalon’ and last week was their final grass slalom for the season. SPOKE contributor Ryan McCrae rolled along to test out some of his new super-pro camera setup, with some good results judging by the video above.
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.