Here it is, the first full length episode from Summer Of Shred 2009. This is from our SoCal roadtrip…Phil, AT and I were joined by Ben Boyko, Shawn Wilson and Blake Robinson, with appearances by Randy Spangler, Eric Porter, Terry Cox and Harookz! New Zealand is next!A special thanks goes out to the Cox Family for letting us ride their compound, Woodward West for their hospitality, and of course, our sponsors: adidas, Haro Bikes, Marin Bikes, Gravity, X-Fusion Shox, Camelbak, Kenda Tires, The Hive, Formula Brakes, and Xpedo Pedals. For more information about Summer Of Shred, please visit www.summerofshred.com.
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.