Santa Cruz Bicycles

Steve Peat

Sheffield, England

Height: 6'3"/191cm
Date of Birth: 17th June 1974

Steve started riding bikes from the age of 3 years old, chasing his two older brothers around the streets of Sheffield on a BMX.  

He progressed to mountain bike racing as soon as he left school at aged 19.  His early idols were guys like Jason McRoy (the first UK guy to race on a big US MTB team) and John Tomac, who Steve says always looked wicked in pictures and he regarded as an awesome all round rider.

MX legend Jeremy McGrath later influenced him in other ways.  Showing him how a true pro could dominate a sport whilst still being a really nice guy.


Bike Setup

  • Model: Santa Cruz V10.6
  • Size: XL
  • Fork: Fox 40 Float RC2 / 27.5
  • Shock: Fox (proto RAD 8.75)
  • Rear Dérailleur: Shimano Saint 10spd (using SCB direct mount hanger)
  • Shifters: Shimano Saint 10sp
  • Crankset: Shimano Saint 165mm
  • Chainguide: E13 LG1 Race
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-25t
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR front / Shimano Saint rear w/ 203mm rotors
  • Headset: Chris King “Buzzwork” offset (8mm)
  • Bars: ENVE DH 800mm
  • Stem: ENVE DH direct mount 60mm
  • Grips: Lizard Skins “Peaty loc-on"
  • Front Hub: Chris King ISO 20mm thru-axle
  • Rear Hub: Chris King ISO DH 157mm w/ 12mm thru-axle
  • Rims: ENVE 27.5 M90 DH rims
  • Tires: Maxxis Maxxis 27.5 DHRII (dry) & Shorty (wet)
  • Seat Post: ENVE 30.9 w/ 25mm offset
  • Saddle: WTB Rocket V w/ Syndicate graphics
  • Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet DH Race

Career Highlights

  • 2009 UCI World Champion
  • 2006 UCI World Cup Champion
  • 2004 UCI World Cup Champion
  • 2002 UCI World Cup Champion
  • 17 UCI World Cup Wins
  • 52 UCI World Cup Podiums