Santa Cruz Bullit 2002 - Good Pirate Starter Freeride Bike

Hey Crew!
This could be good starter freeride type bike for a new or existing pirate that likes the beefier type bikes.

Santa Cruz Bullit (2002).

MTBR Reviews

Brakes need some work or replacement and pedals are not included

XT Rear Derailer
Deore Front Derailer
Progressive 5th Element Rear Shock
Marzocchi Z.1 FreeRide 3 Bomber Front Fork
Mavic X717 Disc Rims
RaceFace Cranks
Laser Disc Rear Hub
WTB Front Hub
Swanky Velvet lined Bel-Air SDG Saddle
Asking Price is $600
Email Josh at jhurand@gmail.com


Dino Cam

Mounted my Gopro to the front rack of my bike right behind my awesome T-Rex while riding along with Big D, Karyn and Sarah on their way to Trekworld.


Treking Along...keeps on treking.

The ladies of Treking Along have crossed the Mason Dixon Line and Entered PA.  All is going well, and he adventure continues.


Three Women - Three Bikes - No Limits

Two of our femme Pirates, plus another young lady, will be riding from MD to WI to attend Trek World.  Big D, Karyn and Sarah will depart 21 July and plan to arrive 12 Aug in Madison, WI.  The ride is just over 900 miles plus a ferry ride across Lake Michigan.  The details of preparation and a chronicle of their journey will be maintained at the website below.  There's a blog, route map, and other resources and once they get going we'll have a page for pictures, fun stories that are worth telling, and more.

Please give Diana, Karyn, and Sarah all the support you can.  This is no little undertaking.

The Treking Along Website


who pays for the post-ride lagers?

This is how two blokes from the Sonoran Pirates chapter in England settle up who is going to pay for the post ride lager. I think the skinny chap won. Just saying.


FS: 26" Voodoo Canzo (Large - 19") $1100 OBO

I picked up the frame NOS (new old stock) on eBay last year. I built it up for my cousin to ride in the 2012 24 In the Old Pueblo (which was in Feb). I replaced the Rock Shox Monarch rear shock with a Fox RP2. The bike is in good shape. It's a mix of mostly new with some slightly used parts. The front fork is a Manitou R7 that is still smooth but I suspect it will need to be serviced and some new seals within the next six months.

Frame: 19" 2008 Voodoo Canzo
Fork: Manitou R7
Shock: Fox RP2
Headset: Chris King
Brakes: Avid BB-7s
Wheelset: Bontrager Select
Crankset: Race Face Evolve XC (external cups)
Front Der: Shimano SLX
Read Der: Microshift 9 Speed (RDM-55) 9spd
Shifters: Microshift Thumb Tap 3x9 (TS82-9)
Grips: Ergon

FS: 2008 Trek Fuel EX-9 - Small (15.5in) $1600 Firm

Ben (from Ben's Bikes) just got a new ride and is parting with his old bike. It's in good shape and was maintained by Ben (who is a bike mechanic).

It has Bontrager carbon handle bars and seat post... otherwise it's a stock build. You can check out the stock specs here... '08 Trek Fuel EX9

If you are interested call Ben @ (520) 549-3050 and tell him Large Marge sent ya.


Support!! Bikes on Hope Camp Trail

Saguaro National Park is considering a plan to allow bicycles on the 2.8 mile Hope Camp Trail. This trail starts at the end of Camino Loma Alta and hooks into the Arizona Trail leading up to Pistol Hill.

They are taking comments until May 1st, 2012

Please! show your support by clicking here: Hope Camp Trail and submitting a comment in favor of allowing bicycles on the Hope Camp Trail.

Use these words if you are having trouble writing your own...

I live in Tucson and support 100% allowing bicycles on the Hope Camp Trail.

Sugar Hill Race Podium

Karyn competed in her first Mt. Bike race today and took 2nd place.  The Sugar Hill Cross Country, put on by Adventures for the Cure consisted of 6 miles of Patapsco State Park.

Now we have a new floor pump at the Smith house.  Well done!


Who are The Sonoran Pirates?

We love bikes. Mountain, Single Speed, Cyclocross, Road, BMX, Tandem, Push, Unicycle, Tricycle, Downhill, Dirt Jump, Touring, Fixie, & many others. Some of us are fast; most of us are not. We dig like minded people. Some of us sit down to pee. Some of us stand up to pee. We drink beer. We dig entities that make bicycling more rad, like... Epic Rides, Race Pace Bicylces, Arizona Trail Association, and IMBA.

We are NOT exclusive. Ride, smile... and you are with us.


RedBull Rampage 2012?

Who wants to plan on going to the Redbull Rampage 2012? Lets get a convoy together and head to Utah October 5-7th!


The Touring Pickle

Athena and I (Chino) completed our first over-night, mini-tour this past weekend, riding about 50 miles up the C&O Canal trail, camping, and returning the next day.  We're planning on doing a lot of this, not only this summer, but into the foreseeable future.

We learned a ton this weekend, both things to do and things not to do...and vetted a lot of our expectations one way or another.  I'm going to be posting a lot about this as we continue, so to avoid clogging up the Pirates page, I've started new blog dedicated to just our touring escapades.

You can read the whole story over at Little Rays Touring Blog

See the world on a bike.


Strava Online

If you have a GPS enabled device for your bike, Android, or iPhone you should be part of Strava.com, I have created a Sonoran Pirate Group on this site. To summarize what this site is if you do not know it is a site where you upload your physical activity you do and it runs comparisons of the other members who have done the same kind of activity. It compares segments of your rides and tells you your performance and ranking for the locations you are riding. I strongly recommend all Pirates join up. Sooo Motivating!

Once we get more members up and running on the site and joined in the club we can place an activity tracker on the pirates site.

Happy trails!


Moab - Outerbike 2011

Meant to post this a while ago... but it took longer to finish editing it together than I wanted... Enjoy.... and keep in mind if there are any Pirates interested in meeting up in Moab for Outerbike 2012 we will be there, maybe we can share a condo!


2 days left... 1/2 price Urban Assault

This year's New Belgian Urban Assault Ride in Tucson is on Sunday, Feb 26th. You can register for 1/2 price (aka $30/person) if you sign up by January 14th.

Link: New Belgium Urban Assault (Tucson)


Ride Wed @ 5:30pm Fantasy Island

Come ride and test out your light... Wed 1/11 Fantasy Island 5:30pm Valencia side

Athertons Team up With GT

Formally Racing with Commencal the Athertons are now moving in with the GT family. Big moves for GT.


Fantasy Irvington Ride 1/7 @ 1:25

Lets ride and celebrate Josh's second day back on the bike (he probably will still be faster than my out of shape butt)..

Sat 1/7
Fantasy Island
Irvington side


Vistoso Challenge 48 Charity Bike Ride

Yes, it's a road ride, but it benefits a great local charity, Interfaith Community Services.

January 14, 2012, 8 AM
Location: Start/Finish near Oro Valley Hospital, near N. Oracle Rd. and E. Tangerine Rd.
Distance: 8-48 miles
To sign up contact Todd Huff: 907-8019
Recommended individual tax-deductable donation: $50

Here's the official flyer: