Santa Cruz Bicycles

Steve Peat


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.

Motocross legend Jeremy McGrath later influenced him in other ways. including showing him how a true pro could dominate a sport while still being a really nice guy.

Steve's personal sponsors include Royal Racing, Lizard Skinz, 7 Protective, Monster Energy Drink. 


Bike Setup

  • Model: Santa Cruz V10 carbon
  • Size: XL
  • Fork: Fox 40 Float RC2
  • Shock: Fox DHX RC4 with Ti spring
  • Rear Dérailleur: Shimano Saint
  • Shifters: Shimano Saint
  • Crankset: Shimano Saint
  • Chainguide: E13 LG1
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Brakes: Shimano Saint
  • Headset: Chris King Inset
  • Bars: ENVE DH
  • Stem: Burgtec
  • Grips: Lizard Skins Peaty
  • Front Hub: Chris King ISO 20mm
  • Rear Hub: Chris King ISO 157mm
  • Rims: ENVE DH
  • Tires: Maxxis High Roller 2
  • Seat Post: ENVE
  • Saddle: WTB Rocket V
  • 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