Watch How Kiran MacKinnon Tests Suspension for Santa Cruz Bikes

Want to see what goes into the process of testing, choosing, and tuning suspension components for mountain bikes? Look no further.

If you’ve ever tuned, or even tinkered with, a mountain bike’s suspension, you know there’s a lot going on.

Suspension is a balancing act, literally and figuratively. Finding the sweet spot between stability and agility takes an adroit touch.

Luckily for Santa Cruz bikes, Kiran MacKinnon has one. He’s the company’s suspension test rider, and in this video, he shows you how he makes his living.

“Tune” in for an informative trail ride session.

Runtime: 7.5 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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