Finally people are starting to get it that one race down one hill is not what all-mountain racing is about (Downieville, Mega and Mountain of Hell are the exceptions). Enduro Racing is like the Six Million Dollar man to Super D’s The Flash. The folks who live in the all-mountain capital of New Zealand know that to and in two weekends’ time will be putting on Nelson’s first Enduro Event at the Codgers MTB park. With Anka, Jamie and Sven all away maybe there are a few podium spots up for grabs?
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.