Steve Peat | Exclusive interview

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Steve Peat | Exclusive interview

By: Vineet Sharma | Photos: Duncan Philpott

Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012


Full Name: Steve Peat

Nickname: Peaty

Hometown: Sheffield, England

Favorite Drinks: Stella


FR MTB MAG: We have seen you shredding and winning – What’s the secret behind it?

PEATY: I have been racing for many years now and have had lots of wins and also loses, dealing with the loses is a big part of coming back the week after and winning!!!

 

FR MTB MAG: What are your favorite types of trails?

PEATY: Fast flowing terrain with a little bit of technical stuff thrown in there is best.

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FR MTB MAG: Apart from riding and winning, what are your hobbies?

PEATY: I like to Play golf, ride Motorcycles and spend time with my wife and kids.

 

FR MTB MAG: Tell us about your current bike and what makes it so awesome?

PEATY: I am currently riding and testing the new Santacruz V10 ready for the 2012 race season, its light, fast and ultra awesome!!!!

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 FR MTB MAG: What are you plans for 2012?

PEATY: I am planning on doing the whole World cup season, a few British Nationals and a selection of other races; I also have some big Video projects going on. “Won’t Back Down” is my movie I am working on with Clay Porter and John Lawlor which should be out at the end of the year. And I also have some web vids coming along called “This Is Peaty” Fillmed by Joe Bowman.

 

FR MTB MAG: Tell us more about Steve Peat Syndicate.

PEATY: The SPS is my development team based in the UK, we have 14 DH riders for 2012 and also a couple of Enduro racing guys. I get great satisfaction from helping the guys out and seeing when they do good at the races. It’s an awesome family atmosphere and we all enjoy being together.

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FR MTB MAG: We believe there are many bikes in your garage, what is your favorite bike in your garage?

PEATY: DH racing is my main passion so the new V 10 has to be the best bike for me. But all my other Santacruz bikes are awesome in there own situation.

 

FR MTB MAG: If you could ride with your favorite rider anywhere in the world, where would you go and with whom?

PEATY: Damn! I have too many friends to name just one, but I would try and take, Brian Lopes, Josh Bryceland, Hans Rey, Sean Palmer, Kirt Vories and go somewhere warm with endless dusty downhill tracks with big burms to smash.

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FR MTB MAG: What has been your most memorable race moment till date?

PEATY: There are a few, winning my first Worls cup back in 2008 was big, winning at Fort William was massive and winning the Word champs in Australia was Huge.

 

FR MTB MAG: Have you ever got a chance to observe the mountain biking scene of India, Nepal or Bhutan – What are your suggestions/tips for the new riders here? Do you ever plan to visit here and ride?

PEATY: I have not had chance to ride there yet but it sounds like a good place for a trip to check the trails out, I think the new riders just need to go ride and enjoy there surroundings, there is no better feeling than getting out on the bike and having fun with friends.

Cheers…Peaty!

 


 

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