Kiran MacKinnon


Kiran started mountain biking in 2009 at the age of 16, and quickly picked up downhill racing when a friend from school introduced him to the sport. In 2010, he began working in the Santa Cruz Bicycles engineering department part-time while still in high school.

Between work and school, Kiran continued downhill racing whenever possible, and was given the opportunity to race a previously strength-tested Carbon V10 prototype for his first year on the U.S. National circuit as a junior. In 2011, Kiran took that same frame to a podium at every Pro Gravity Tour event he entered, as well as to Champery, Switzerland to race at the Downhill World Championships.

Kiran now works full-time in the engineering dept. at Santa Cruz Bicycles doing product development, and continues to race Professional Downhill. 


  • Team: Free Agents
  • DOB: 24th February 1993
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Home: Santa Cruz, California

Bike Setup

  • Frame: Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 29
  • Size: XXL
  • Fork: Fox 49 Float
  • Shock: Fox DHX2
  • Rear Dérailleur: SRAM X01 DH 7-Speed
  • Shifter: SRAM X01
  • Crankset: Truvativ Descendant
  • Chainguide: E*thirteen LG1+
  • Cassette: SRAM X01 DH
  • Brakes: Avid Code
  • Headset: Works Components
  • Bars: Renthal Fatbar 38mm rise
  • Stem: Renthal New Integra 50mm
  • Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale
  • Front Hub: Industry Nine Torch
  • Rear Hub: Industry Nine Torch
  • Rims: Santa Cruz Reserve
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5
  • Seat Post: Thomson Elite
  • Saddle: WTB High tail
  • Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH

Career Highlights


  • 15th Place - 2017 Mont Sainte Anne World Cup - Elite Men
  • 5th Place - 2017 Crankworx Whistler Air DH - Pro Men
  • 4th Place - 2017 Sea Otter Classic DH - Pro Men
  • 2nd Place - 2017 Killington Pro GRT - Pro Men
  • 5th Place - 2016 USAC National Championships DH - Pro Men
  • 3rd Place - 2016 Snowshoe Pro GRT - Pro Men
  • 5th Place - 2016 Sea Otter Classic DH - Pro Men
  • 3rd Place - 2015 Snowshoe Pro GRT - Pro Men 
  • 5th Place - 2015 Sea Otter Classic DH - Pro Men
  • World championship team member 2011, 2014, 2015