Steve Peat prepping a wheel at the UCI DH race in Lenzerheide

Steve Peat


With more World Cup racing experience than anyone else, we’re incredibly lucky to call “Peaty” our Head Coach. 

Steve’s main focus is in helping Luca and Loris realise their full potential.  Sharing his experience of tracks, training and race day rituals to help the new generation build confidence and consistency.

And who wouldn’t want to get help and advice from a former world champion and MTB Hall of Famer? With no less than 52 World Cup podiums, 17 wins and three overall series titles, many of which achieved aboard a V10 no less.

Growing up in Sheffield, England, Steve’s formative years were spent surrounded by his bike-mad family and the rolling hills of Yorkshire – two elements which would inevitably lead him towards mountain biking and one of the most successful careers in its history. 

While he might have retired (in 2016) from the Syndicate as an athlete, racing is however in Steve’s blood and he continues to race and represent Santa Cruz between his duties at the World Cups.



Bike Setup

  • Model: Santa Cruz V10 carbon
  • Size: XL
  • Fork: Fox 40 29"
  • Shock: DHX2
  • 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: Burgtec
  • Stem: Burgtec
  • Seatpost: 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
  • Saddle: FI'ZI:K
  • 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