The Making of Steve Peat's 20th Anniversary World Championship Santa Cruz V10 16

<b>The concept drawing for Steve Peat's 20th World Champs bike, a custom-painted Santa Cruz V10 carbon. In the end, the bike was more stunning than any drawing could convey!</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>The artwork was designed with the help of long-time friend, Nick Bayliss.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>20 years of World Champs for Steve Peat mean a little extra planning and detail for his race bike and kit.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>In the paint shop at Image Design Customs...</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Had you even ridden a mountain bike 20 years ago? Heck, were you even born yet?</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Fuller works on the custom Five Ten shoes.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>The white Enve wheels provide the pop as Tom Fuller inspects his hand-painted work!</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Peaty doesn't just sit back and watch the work get done, he's hand-on.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>She's getting closer...</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>I bet they even play the British national anthem.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>We mean it when we say Peaty is hands-on with his projects.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Ricky Bobby, Peaty's trusted mechanic, was there during the wheel build.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Late night wheel build for the 20-year World Champs vet.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Jason Marsh puts on the custom e.thirteen chainguide.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Time to build this bad girl up!</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Troy Lee provided the custom-painted helmet...</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Ricky double checks the wheel build.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Fox provided the custom decals for his Fox 40.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Steve Peat...full flossed out for 2012 World Champs.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>AND THERE WE HAVE IT!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Time to get the thing dirty!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Steve Peat, a true downhill ambassador. THANKS FOR THE INSIGHT, STEVE! Go get those young punks!</b> -Sven Martin

Steve Peat has been on the British National team for the UCI World Championships of Mountain biking for 20 years! In honor of this incredible achievement, he went fully custom and hand-painted with his Santa Cruz V10 carbon. Drool on.
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16 comments
  • Joe_Graney

    9/1/2012 3:57 PM

    beautiful bike steve, nice work

  • mickeydesadist

    8/31/2012 8:28 PM

    Peaty is an athlete that all youth should take example of - yes you can - keep on rockin

  • Ian Collins

    8/31/2012 10:28 AM

    great feature....what a legend...

  • Pininator

    8/31/2012 12:58 AM

    I'm not from, nor have I been to the UK, but I sure am damn proud for them. That machine and kit serve their colors better than anything I've ever seen before. Naturally, it's for the greatest rider of the last couple of decades and the best ambassador for the sport. Looking forward to seeing that thing fly!

  • iceman2058

    8/30/2012 10:20 PM

    When you see people retiring with comments about how they just feel like they can't deal with the speed of modern DH, that just makes what Peaty's doing even more incredible. GO PEATY!

  • Pininator

    8/31/2012 1:02 AM

    Seriously. I can recall several times where it seemed like he was starting to get left behind only to come right back and be a threat week-in and week-out. While I'd be surprised if he pulls it off again, I sure wouldn't be shocked.

  • iceman2058

    8/31/2012 2:32 AM

    Exactly, wouldn't shock me a bit. I'd sure love to see him on a few more podiums!

  • Redwoodrider

    8/30/2012 9:39 PM

    It makes me proud to be from a place that makes such a beautiful machine
    Go Syndicate

  • chequamie

    8/30/2012 6:38 PM

    peaty is a boss!

  • syngltrkmnd

    8/30/2012 3:10 PM

    That's a super sharp V10. Way to go, Peaty. 20 years is legendary!

  • scriz

    8/30/2012 3:00 PM

    Amazing looking kit and SO MUCH respect for Steve Peat to keep pushing himself to be on the top. Win it for us old-schoolers Peaty!!

  • devin-m

    8/30/2012 12:37 PM

    Legend!

  • Scrub

    8/30/2012 12:23 PM

    SICK!! I like the way that the total package came out looking. Good luck Peaty!

  • gtaadicto

    8/30/2012 11:42 AM

    Great graphics!

  • Primoz

    8/30/2012 11:00 AM

    Whoa, the old High Rollers!

    EDIT: awsm feature, awesome kit, AWESOME BIKE!!

  • Mr. P

    8/30/2012 10:54 AM

    Union Jack loafers!

    I do like how the Union Jack graphics go off the headtube, nicely done!

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