The Velosolutions Asphalt Pumptrack at the foot of the mediaeval Gutenberg Castle is located right at the heart of the village of Balzers in the Principality of Liechtenstein. In combination with a skate bowl the pump track brings together two sports and with it two cultures. The facility has been cleverly designed to blend in with its surrounding landscape, enabling it to sit comfortably in its sensitive location. A unique infrastructure at a very special place.
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.