The Steve Peat Syndicate is a new concept for downhill and enduro mountain bike racers, headed up by none other than Steve Peat. Anyone can apply to be part of the team – you just need to be of an intermediate riding level, have some good base fitness, be happy in a team environment and have an up for it attitude!
Santa Cruz Bike
The Steve Peat Syndicate shares many of the same sponsors as Peaty himself and whether you ride downhill or enduro we can supply a bike fit for purpose. We ride Santa Cruz bikes kitted out with the best parts from Uberbike, Fox, Hope, Shimano, Renthal, Maxxis and CrankBrothers.
If you're part of the DH team you’ll be racing on the winningest world cup bike of all time, the all conquering V10 that's ruthlessly slayed DH wins with Steve, Greg and Josh. If your racing on the Enduro team, then you can choose your weapon… a Nomad, a Bronson perhaps… or the fast rolling, do it all Hightower. The choice is yours...close | next
SPS has developed, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, a training program that is unique within its field. Designed and implemented by the same team of professionals that have helped Steve maintain a career at Elite level for over 2 decades, it’s simple to follow and rewards those who put the effort in with real world performance gains.
Racing mountain bikes, whether it’s downhill or enduro, is a combination of fitness and skill. We use baseline fitness data to tailor a unique training plan for each rider. We focus on the physical, technical and mental elements in a variety of sessions both on and off the bike but still keeping an emphasis on fun.close | next
Its only the downhill team that currently has race support and this attends both BDS races in the UK and World Cup races on the European continent. We do fly away races too if there is enough riders entered to make it financially viable between the riders racing.
We have a full fitted out Mercedes Sprinter with wind out awnings and pop up tents for mechanics to work out of and somewhere to chill between race runs.close | next
DH or Enduro, you race bike or practice bike will be built with the best parts in the business. SPS has been a long term partner with Fox racing on the suspension front (and rear!), we love there product and enjoy excellent race support from their technicians. Shimano will take care of braking and gear shifting duties, whether thats a Saint groups of DH bikes or a mi of XT and XTR on enduro builds.
Uberbike Components handles a lot of the smaller parts like bottom brackets, brake pads and discs, chainrings and cables. Hope needs no introduction and supplies our wheel sets and headsets. E13 for keep chains on, Crank Bros for pedals and WTB for seats. Finally, Maxxis rubber is there to try and keep you rubber side up!close | next
Mountain bike racing has a massive mental strength element to it, so naturally SPS isn’t going to leave this critical stone unturned in our quest to make you the fastest racer possible. We all know really fast riders that can achieve amazing times during training or perhaps even in qualification but when it come to the race run…. It all goes wrong under the added pressure. It’s a shame to have put in vast amounts’ of high quality on the bike training, gym work and technique practice only to throw it away because your heads blown and you’re riding tight.
Using the techniques taught to you by our sports psychologists’ you can recognise the signs of pre race stress and deal with it in a positive way – turning what seems to be a negative emotion into something far better.close | next
Training with Steve
Having one of the winningest riders in DH history in your corner is a massive plus and as part of SPS, you get exactly that. We have 2 official pre season training camps which consist of both on and off the bike training run by Steve and the professionals from Sheffield Hallam University's sports sciences department.
Steve is often out on his bike and this year held several more get togethers / training sessions in his local woods with team members.close | next
In the pre season we try to organise as many get togethers as possible, encouraging team members to meet up and ride / train together when possible. Having team members to bounce off of helps motivation, gives some friendly competition and just makes training more fun.
Theres no set amount of these types of get togethers, SPS just helps bring these happenings together at the start of the year and then the team members themselves start to organise themselves as the team gels together.close | next
Santa Cruz Bike
In our opinion they're the best bikes on the planet. Downhill or Enduro, yours to keep! more
Run throughout the year our specialist fitness program is tailored especially for riding. more
Get the correct nutrtition and sport psychology info from the best in the sport. more
Training with Steve
Pick your lines with the best in the business and take your riding to the next level. more
Can I get a place on the team without having to pay for my bike/package?
How do you decide who to accept on the team?
Will we get charged for use of the mechanic at races? How will we be charged for parts used?
What kind of replacement policy is there on helmets and parts?
What happens if I total a wheel or damage the frame? Do I get discounted replacements?
How likely is it that Steve will be present to walk tracks and hang out?
I swear by XYZ helmets / Zebedee suspension etc, any chance I can wear my own helmet/use my own fork?
If I win the British Downhill Series for SPS, will I then get bigger discounts/incentives to re-sign for the next season?
Where will our training days take place?
Can I get a second bike for Training?
If I crash and break my leg in the first race of the season, will I get a discount for all the season I’m likely to miss?
I’ve sent my application, when do I get my kit?
What happens at the end of the season, am I still part of the SPS and do I have to buy a new package for next year?
Do I have to buy another bike / package for following years?
Are the Race entry fees included in the cost of joining SPS?
About the SPS
Formed in 2010 and now building on its 6th year — the Steve Peat Syndicate is a buy in team, where you purchase your place and we supply you with the best bike, kit and training available, with the bike and kit being yours to keep forever.
A limited number of places for the SPS open up each year as some of our riders find new teams and sponsors.
All of our current riders recognise the exceptional value of the package offered by the Steve Peat Syndicate and receive huge value for their investment. Ask any of the current team what they think of the team and you’ll get a glowing endorsement.
Whilst the team is not ideal for a novice, it is open to riders from the passionate enthusiast, all the way through to upcoming Elite level world cup riders who want to raise their riding and racing to a higher level.
We provide a unique opportunity for riders of all ages to enjoy the very best support, training and equipment; aimed at giving you the building blocks you need to take your riding to a higher level.
If you have any questions about joining the SPS team or the application process, please don't hesitate and get in touch at . We’re here to help!