Legendary World Cup mechanic and owner of Stendec suspension, Dave Garland, has passed away. Dave passed away after a suspected heart attack whilst out on the trails doing what we all love.
Garland had more than 20 years' worth of experience on the World Cup circuit working with brands including Giant, Canyon and Saracen. Most famously, Garland began working with two-time World Champion Danny Hart from the age of 11 and continued to assist him throughout his career, including during his famous 2011 win in Champery. Garland was also the man behind Super Alloy Racing Springs
, the choice of many top World Cup racers. In later years, Garland took all his experience setting up racers' bikes to create Stendec suspension
, a telemetry system designed to perfect suspension set up.
Pinkbike's Si Paton posted the following excerpt from a Pinkbike report about the BDS Academy
in tribute, where Garland volunteered his time to help support young, British women racers.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Dave's family and friends and all those affected by this tragic news. More follows