A while back we posted up a LitterMag clip of Shaun Palmer testing an Evil Revolt and a Santa Cruz V10. Palmer would ride the chosen bike in his return to competitive downhill mountain biking after revolutionising the sport in the early 90s. Well over on the Dirt website today his new ride is official and it’s not Santa Cruz or Evil, it’s Intense!!! Click here for the full story.
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.