Trying to become the best in downhill racing always brings sacrifice along with it. Sacrificing time to do other things, sacrificing health in some cases when pushing the limit. The Mob heads to legendary Fort William in Scotland for the third Young Talent Camp of the World Tour. The latest episode of the YouTube video series also shows the sacrifice parents also are willing make, when doing everything they possibly can to give their shredders an opportunity to obtain the skills that may lead to greatness.
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.