by Dave Anderson
June 17, 2014
It’s Steve Peat’s birthday! So let’s have some of his best bits.
Happy Birthday Steve!
Steve Peat 2009 Downhill World Champion!
FINALLY THE BRIDE, PEATY WINS THE BIG ONE, MINNAAR HIS BRIDESMAID.
Sept. 8, 2009 – Canberra, Australia
Finally in the record books, Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Steve Peat (SRAM/RockShox), makes history as he bags the big one winning the UCI Downhill World Championships in Canberra, Australia. Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar finishes a mere .05 behind Peat in the closest margin in World Championship history, and Mick Hannah takes the last medal just .69 behind Peat.
Won’t Back Down: The Steve Peat Story
From his humble beginnings in his hometown of Sheffield, England, Steve Peat has established himself as one of the worlds most iconic cyclists. Peaty has been competing at the top level in his chosen sport of downhill mountain bike racing for the past 23 years, longer than the lifetime of many of his current competitors. Through 20 years of archival footage and photos and intimate interviews with Steve, his family, close friends and competitors, Won’t Back Down takes viewers on a captivating tour of the history of the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and offers a never-before-seen view into the life and legacy of this enduring icon.
Santa Cruz 5010
Steve Peat takes his new Santa Cruz 5010 into the wilds of Scotland.
5010 pushes further into the realms of 27.5″ wheel size possibilities. Developed using what we learned from Bronson, it takes the design platform in a different direction.
The low bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of progressive VPP suspension give 5010 its snappy, nimble, ride.
A 68 degree head angle adds climbing agility into the equation, whilst a 5lb carbon frame weight define 5010 as the tool for that back country mission you’ve always planned.
Responsibly offered in Mountain Rescue Orange, 5010 goes where no bike has gone before.
This film was a collaborative project between Santa Cruz, The Baller Consultancy, CutMedia and Visit Scotland.
Making of the Santa Cruz Solo video
Watching the Santa Cruz Solo video, it would be easy to think the Gaelic Gods gifted us with perfect weather conditions.
Far from it. Snow came down right on the one day we’d hired the helicopter… and the cineflex operator had pretty much told us he hadn’t been able to record any decent footage. Only when we got back to camp did we realize the epic scenes that had been captured… and saw how much potential still remains in Scotland.
Watch Chris Ball (Baller Consultancy), Stu Thomson & Scott Marshall (CutMedia) and Sheffield Steel himself (Steve Peat) as they battle to make it count.
Behind the scenes filmed and edited by Joe Bowman (Steel City Media).
Peaty’s Steel City Downhill 2013
Peaty’s Steel City Downhill sees a return to Grenoside Woods in Sheffield for the 3rd instalment of the race.