Bikemag.com has let the cat out of the bag regarding Trek’s latest little time saving test. That’s right, the boys and girls at Trek World Racing and eight engineers spent some time in a wind tunnel testing facility normally reserved for aerospace companies. Justin Leov said it was a pretty crazy experience and it was amazing to see exactly how different riding positions, and helmet and bike shapes shaved time and reduced drag. Bike and Dirt will be running full stories in upcoming issues, but in the meantime check this out for a good read.
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.