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PEATY SYNDICATED! - Steve Peat Sign with Santa Cruz Syndicate

For Immediate Release - Nov. 7, 2005
Santa Cruz, California

Yes, it's true! Steve Peat, mountain biking's favorite royal, has inked a deal with the Santa Cruz Syndicate. Rumors have been circulating for months about the move in what could be called the "Best, Worst Kept Secret," - rivaling fellow Brits, Camilla and Charles for that title. Peaty will join the powerhouse squad of the Santa Cruz Syndicate to achieve the goal of world recognition in the gravity arena. The Syndicate alliance will support Peat for the next three years as this 2-time UCI World Cup Downhill Champion continues his royal reign.

Peaty has this to say, "I am excited to be able to ride the Santa Cruz range of bikes, especially the V-10. Having a professional race set up like the Santa Cruz Syndicate behind me is going to allow me to focus 100% on my racing. Look out for me riding a Santa Cruz in the New Year!"

Rob Roskopp, owner of Santa Cruz Bicycles says, "I'm excited we were able to get Steve to become part of the Syndicate. I aimed to create a group of powerful, talented riders and personalities. The addition of Steve will further enhance the program. I expect that Steve's incredible bike handling skills coupled with the V-10 will produce many wins. With Steve's years of racing experience I have no doubt he'll bring great insight into further developing future Santa Cruz products."

Peat will compete globally in downhill and 4X events which include: UCI World Cup Series, UCI World Championships, British National Championships, and select events in Europe and North America.

Thanks to the 2005 Syndicate sponsors for their support this year:

Santa Cruz Bicycles
SRAM components
Rock Shox Front Suspension
Progressive 5th Element rear shocks
DT Swiss Wheels
Easton Components
Avid
WTB
Truvativ
Crank Bros.
Troy Lee Designs
Full Speed Ahead
Cytosport
5Ten
 

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