VIDEO | How Santa Cruz Designs Full Suspension Bikes

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.

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NEW EXT SUPERLIGHT V2 SPRINGS

Developed using exotic materials mainly used in motorsport applications, that features a very high tensile strength and modulus coupled with a very dedicate design and specific production process. Ext Superlight V2 Springs are set to define a new standard in very low weight high performances springs.

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ROCKSHOX FLIGHT ATTENDANT

The only automatic suspension system that listens to the rider and responds in real-time. Flight Attendant uses a suite of sensors to read rider and terrain inputs to anticipate the perfect suspension position—enabling you to ride faster, ride longer, and spend less energy adjusting your suspension and more time focusing on what matters most: the unbridled joy of riding.

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EVIL GENIUS

I just finished reading a really interesting and informative interview with suspension guru Dave Weagle over on Bikemagazine.com. Weagle is behind the DW-Link, the Delta

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