We’ve just started testing a pair of these new Teva Pivots (well bring you a few photos and our initial thoughts in a couple of days) but we thought we’d tease you a little with the launch videos that Teva released online today. You need at least ten minutes to watch both videos, but if you do you’ll see that Teva have invested some quality time and ideas into the Pivot. Hopefully that translates to an epic shoe for New Zealand conditions.
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.