Rigs of the 2022 Arizona Trail Race (AZTR)

The annual Arizona Trail Race kicks off tomorrow, with riders setting off on either a 300 or 800-mile route across the state. With help from this year’s participants, we’ve collected rig and gear details for many of the folks lining up for the grand depart. Dig into them all here…

The Arizona Trail Race is an unofficial challenge that takes place every year on the Arizona Trail, which stretches across the entire state. Two distances are available: the Arizona Trail 300 is a 300-mile event that has been held every April since 2006, and the Arizona Trail 800 is the complete travere from Mexico to Utah, which was was offered for the first time in 2010 as the AZTR750. Both events are run concurrently, and for 2022, they start at the same location and same time at the Arizona/Mexico border. As if the riding wasn’t challenging enough, the AZT800 riders must carry their bikes 21 miles across the Grand Canyon, as bikes are not allowed on those trails.

As always, there were some folks out taking on the Arizona Trail earlier this year. Perhaps the most notable was Lael Wilcox, who set out on a northbound individual time trial and finished with a record time of 9 days, 8 hours, and 23 minutes (9:8:23). The previous fastest known times were held by Nate Ginzton (9:10:44) and Chase Edwards (10:18:59), both in 2021. However, Lael had a media crew out documenting her extraordinary ride, so her time is not considered the official course record, per the race rules.

“The 2022 AZTR is going to see similar conditions to last year after another active monsoon season. This means thicker vegetation, and most of it is pointy! Catclaw is the main nemesis, but trail stewards and volunteers have been active in trimming as much as they can as AZTR and through-hiker season approaches. The trail tread is experiencing heavier ruts than normal, so riders will need to be extra alert out there. For the 800 riders, the longer nights mean cold temperatures once reaching the high country around Payson. Bundle up and keep those lights charged! Best of luck to everyone lining up at the start this year. It’s going to be fun to watch.” —John Schilling, Arizona Trail Race Director

With the help of event organizer John Schilling and the riders, we’ve gathered a list of nearly 30 rigs, each accompanied by the name, age, and hometown of the rider, as well as a brief kit list. Check them all out below, then head over to the event tracker to follow along live and find the updates we’ll be posting during the event.

Will Bodewes

Age 25 / Durango, Colorado (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding a 2014 Kona Raijin Titanium Hardtail 29er—pretty much the exact same rig as my CTR race. This machine is rigged up with a 1×11 drive train, PNW Pine Dropper, and a 120mm Fox factory fork. The wheels are e*thirteen TRS Race with a 2.35″ Maxxis Ardent Race in the front and 2.35″ Ikon in the rear.
BAGS: The main frame bag is a “slightly” broken custom Rogue Panda Frame Bag, and the top two are Rockbros.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I also will be traveling with an REI Ultra Running vest with a 2.5L water bladder and 2L of separate water bottles for tailwind and reserves. In other gear, I’ve got a Katadyn BeFree water filter, eTrex 20 for navigation, Petzl ACTIK Core Headlamp mounted to the helmet, and a Fenix bike light mounted to the bars. This time, I’m also skipping all sleeping gear but do have a down jacket and rain gear for added warmth.

Jefe Branham

Age 49 / Gunnison, Colorado (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: Why Cycles El Jefe, large. Singlespeed 30×22 gearing powered by a White Industries freewheel, XO1 cranks, and Wolf Tooth Chainring. Revel R30 rims, Paul Word rear hub, SON dynamo front. Rock Shox Pike Ultimate 130. Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6″ tires, EXO up front, EXO+ in the back. Fasst Co Flexbars with Ergon grips and inner barends, Truvative stem with built-in mount for Klite Pro, and Fenix BC26r. OneUp 150mm Dropper with Wolf Tooth Valais and Ergon saddle.
BAGS: Homemade frame, seat, and downtube bag. JPaks Supreme Barrito and Footlong. Bedrock Tapeits for electronics. Osprey Stratos 24 for water bladder, odds and ends, and the Grand Canyon hike.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Homemade ultralight bivy/sleeping bag, lots of time-tested clothing, BeFree water filter, max water capacity of 8L. I will be using another Fenix BC26 on my helmet and bringing 7 21700 batteries and of course the Klite to do so much night riding!

Rod Taprider Dagneau

Age 62 / North Shore, BC (Canada)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: My ride for the AZTR 800 Grand Depart will be a 2017 Rocky Mountain Oatmeal (it started as an Element, but the decal was re-arranged following the first ride, a haggis and scotch on a Robbie Burns Day). Schwalbe Racing Ray and Ralph tires with noodles/inserts. 9.8 dropper. Race Face and Shimano components, including a 90mm stem and 2x front derailleur (that trigger the local fashion police).
BAGS: Made my own pack, bivy, and bags from a dyneema sail (donated by Robert’s Composites/Sailboards), roll-ends, and a crazy carpet (plastic roll-up snow sled). Seat bag is sized to compromise between full rear suspension travel (100mm) and most possible seatpost drop (88mm). Pack uses a closed-cell foam sleeping pad to make a semi-rigid frame for the Big Portage (my Metis ancestors worked as coureurs de bois, so it will be something I have to live up to).
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Hockey socks like a good Canadian kid, not for skate cut resistance, but for cat claw. The same Selle Italia Turbo saddle I used for the 1989 Iditabike (I spent the last few winters trying out over 10 saddles and went back to the old standard). Although, it may appear that I am using lots of well-used, home-made, vintage and/or out-of-style gear, I am starting with brand new (and newest technology) tires (gotta have new shoes for the start of any new big scary adventure).

Kevin Emery

Age 51 / Victor, Idaho (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: 2022 Chumba Sendero Steel singlespeed geared 34x24T. RockShox Ultra 120mm shock. Industry Nine 30mm wheels with Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6″ tires.
BAGS: Dispersed frame bag, Rockgeist top tube and roll top bag on a Tailfin rack.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: 3.5L water capacity on the bike and a 3L hydration vest. Lighting on the bike and helmet are Fenix PD36R lights and the ol’ trusty Princeton Tech Swerve rear blinky for the road sections at night will light the way. Many bits of magic live in the vest and will be used wisely. Lightweight sleep kit consists of a Big Agnes Pluton 40 degree down sleeping bag, Tyvek ground sheet, Therm-A-Rest Neoair Uberlite sleeping pad, and Big Agnes inflatable pillow. “If you’re going to sleep, it better be good sleep.” A pocket comb, pliers, and tweezers for all the cactus spines will be readily available.

Isabelle Fisk

Age 28 / Durango, Colorado (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding my Slug Gasser titanium hardtail. Eagle XXI drive train, carbon Santa Cruz rims, Wolf Tooth purple ano bling bling, and the real hero: a Brooks C17 saddle.
BAGS: Packing an extra small bike is a level 10 game of Tetris. Sea to Summit compression dry sack on my bars, Revelate frame bag that’s actually designed for an XS Karate Monkey, and Swift Industries Moxie top tube bag for quick access. I haven’t found a seat post bag that lets me use more than an inch of dropper post, so I opted for a rack. I’ll be using an Aeroe rack with a dry bag. I’m also wearing a running vest for water and snacks.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Honestly, the Aeroe Spider rack. Packing a small bike has been challenging, and I think the rack is going to change the game for me.

Dustin Foudray

Age 32 / Longmont, Colorado (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’m starting a South Bound ITT of the AZTR about a week before the grand depart. I’ll be riding my 2021 Santa Cruz Hightower C XT Build. The bike has E13 TRS+ hoops I laced to Hadley Racing hubs, Fox DPX2 PE, e13 cassette. I’m running a WTB Koda saddle (recently converted from a long relationship with the WTB Deva), ESI chunky grips, Cane Creek bar ends, Tag Metals 30mm rise bar + 45mm stem, Tag T3 pedals, OneUp 210mm dropper, Pirelli Scorpion R 2.4 w/ Cushcore XC rear, Michelin Force AM 2.4″ front. I’ll be having a blast on the descents!
BAGS: The Thule Pack’n’Pedal rack is the first thing most people notice. It is much less noticeable when riding than a seat bag and removes the added load the the rear shock. Up front, I’m running the Salsa EXP Anything Cradle, which is an upgrade from the basket mount I had run in the past. A Revelate feed bag, hopper, and gas tank bag round out my setup.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’ll be starting with a vintage Kelty backpacking bag, which is an heirloom from my fiance’s family, but switching to a hydration pack in Flagstaff. In my bar bag, I have an equally old Therm-a-Rest and a Marmot Tungsten 1p tent. In my rear bag, I have a Mountain Hardware Extra Lamina 20° bag. I’m carrying a UV steripen for water purification and an MSR pocket rocket stove. I’ll be using a Lezyne Mega XL GPS to navigate and a MegaDrive 1800i to light the way, both mounted on a custom accessory mount to get the light over the front bag.

Zack Freundlich

Age 35 / McCall, Idaho (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: Esker Hayduke Ti, Pike Ultimate 130mm, DT Swiss EX511/471 29″ wheels, SON Dynamo/DT 350 hubs, 32x22T singlespeed, AbsoluteBlack chainring/Wolf Tooth cog, Maxxis Forekasters, Stooge Moto bar, Chromag Scarab pedals, Ergon contact points.
BAGS: Dispersed Bikepacking top tube bag, Rogue Panda framebag, Rockgeist BarJam and Gondola seat pack, Revelate feedbags, Wolf Tooth tool bag.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Lights from kLite and Fenix, topo map print of Grand Canyon on my framebag.

Mikey Hanrahan

Age 25 / Glendora, California (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: For the AZT300, I will be riding a 2022 Trek Roscoe 8 with some 2.6″ Bontrager XR4 tires front and rear. ODI grips, Ergon SMC Pro saddle, pretty close to a stock bike. She parties though.
BAGS: Cheap Moosetreks frame bag carrying food/water and repair gear. Seat bag is a Rockgeist Gondola bag that’s holding my clothes. Top tube bags are for food mostly and a couple of nice things, and I’ve got a Revelate Designs harness with a Shimano accessory bag holding my hotel and GoPro.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Outdoor Research Helium bivy, Enlightened Equipment 32° quilt, and a Therm-a-Rest X-Lite pad, plus enough peanut butter to feed a small village for a week.

Jason Hanson

Age 50 / Florence, Arizona (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: Binary SuperBxc with Maxxis Ardent tires 2.4″ up front and behind. Drivetrain is SRAM XX1 with a 26T Wolf Tooth chainring, NOX wheels with Industry nine hydra hubs.
BAGS: Broadfork frame bag, Rogue Panda jerrycan bag and feed bags, Rockgeist top tube bag, and Revelate Vole seat bag.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Garmin Solar 1040.

Jennifer Hanson

Age 55 / Florence, Arizona (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: I will be riding a Salsa Spearfish. I have Maxxis Ardent tires, 2.4″ up front and 2.25″ behind, drivetrain is SRAM Eagle AXS with a 26T Wolf Tooth chainring, NOX wheels with Industry Nine Hydra hubs.
BAGS: Rogue Panda frame bag, top tube bag, Jerry Can bag, and down tube bag. Revelate Designs Vole seat bag and Revelate feed bags.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: eTrex 20 for navigation.

Danny Harper

Age 41 / Phoenix, Arizona (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: My AZTR rig is a Specialized Epic Evo. Fox Factory suspension. XTR drivetrain and two-piston brakes. Wolf Tooth 30T ring on Race Face cranks. Roval Control Carbon wheels w/DT 350 hubs. Specialized Fast Trak Grid T7 2.35″ front and rear.
BAGS: Custom Rockgeist frame bag. Revelate Sweet Roll mounted to an Outer Shell Handlebar Harness. Revelate Terrapin seat bag, Revelate Mountain Feed Bags, Revelate Mag-Tank 2000, EVOC top tube bag, Osprey Talon 22 backpack.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sea to Summit Spark 28 bag, Outdoor Research bivvy, small pillow, Rapha cargo bibs, a mix of tools and parts, OneUp EDC Pump, eTrex 32x, Fenix lights, and most importantly backpack straps I haphazardly found from my Deuter backpacking pack that come off and will serve as my Grand Canyon portage straps.

Dave Jensen

Age 58 / Truckee, California (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding an Ibis Exie. The bike has a Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes. For wheels, I have Ibis S28 carbon rims on I9 Hyda hubs with Maxxis 2.35″ Ardent Race (front) and Ikon (back) tires.
BAGS: I have four custom bags from Rogue Panda on my frame. Mounted to my seat and seat post is a Louise Dropper Post Harness from Wayward Riders that I’ve tweaked a bit in order to still get most of the travel out of my dropper post. On my bars is a harness from Robo-Kiwi, and under my downtube is a Polecat Bag from Revelate Designs. Also on my downtube are side-by-side bottle cages with 1L bottles.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’ll ride with a pack with additional water capacity. My navigation will be via a Garmin eTrex 32x with my phone for backup. My sleep kit includes a Vireo sleeping bag from Feathered Friends, and I’ll have a Stargazer Bivy from Outdoor Research along for any cold or rainy nights. I’m shipping a pack frame to the South Rim for my Grand Canyon hike.

Brad Kindall

Age 56 / Twin Cities, Minnesota (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding the AZT300 on my Monē Bikes La Roca hard-tail, singlespeed (32x22T). 29″ Maxxis Rekons roll front and back at 2.6″. The KS LEV Integra dropper post holds a Brooks B17 saddle.
BAGS: Frame bag, feed bags, and tank bag come a la Nuclear Sunrise, and the handlebar setup is a Bedrock Bags Moab. Sleep system is actually held in my Big Agnes tent stuff sack (not bringing) holding a Patagonia lightweight sleeping bag, Therm-a-Rest Neoair pad, and a Borah Gear Ultra-light Bivy. Not pictured is my Osprey Syncro 20 holding a 2.5L bladder. I’ll also be carrying a 2L Hydrapak bladder in the frame bag with a 48oz Nalgene on the downtube.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Last year’s Christmas present: titanium Oddmonē Bar for steerin’.

Meg Knobel

Age 37 / San Diego, California (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding my small 2022 Santa Cruz Blur. It has 2.4″ Maxxis Ardent tires on Light Bicycle Wheels enduro rims with I-9 hubs. Salsa 17 degree bend bars and Ergon GP2 grips. 30T chainring. Was going to put on a 28T, but I didn’t remember until right now.
BAGS: The Rockgeist custom framebag has been perfect, providing almost the same capacity as I had on my hardtail, and the Speedgoat front roll has been excellent. A couple cup holders and feedbag from Revelate, and a Wolf Tooth 1L roll bag as a saddle bag. Mutherload strap for a tube. I also wear an Osprey Salida 12 hydration pack with a 2.5L bladder. I can carry just over 6L water.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’m really happy about the Wolf Tooth 1L roll for the seatbag, because I’m getting full dropper use on my small bike! I’m using a Wahoo Roam, and Fenix flashlights on TwoFish mounts on the handlebars and helmet. Haven’t decided how much of a sleep system to bring. After injury and illness this summer, I’m just here for a fun ride on the 300.

Corey Kronser

Age 35 / Platteville, Wisconsin (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding a single-speed Salsa Fargo set up with a 32T Rotor elliptical Q-Ring up front and a 21T cog in the rear. I’m running 2.35″ Maxxis Ardent Races on Velocity Blunt 35s with an SP dynamo hub for power and a kLite lighting and charging system. A 100mm Fox Stepcast 34 and Redshift seatpost take the edge off the bumps and Redshift Aerobars give me a chance to relax when things are tamer. Paul Klampers give me lots of stopping power and control while eliminating the potential issues of hydraulic disc brakes. I’ve been using Pedaling Innovations flat pedals for a couple years now and they have really cut down on knee and tendon issues that I used to experience with clipless pedals during long events.
BAGS: A Revelate Tangle bag gives me access to things I use more often. Revelate Joey bags give me space to store two 2L water bladders on the bike. My bag and bivvy go in a compression sack on the rear rack, and two Salsa Anything bags give me storage for nutrition or whatever else I may need. Extra clothing and some food will be carried in my Eberlestock backpack.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: For crossing the Grand Canyon, I will be using an Eberlestock modular external frame pack. This pack is actually quite comfortable to ride in and is by far the most comfortable carrying system I have found for the bike.

Bob Monahan

Age 45 / Tempe, Arizona (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding the AZT 300 on my 2020 Pivot Mach4 SL. It’s a mid-level build with SRAM components, Fox Performance suspension, and Bontrager Line Pro Wheels. I’m loving the Maxxis Recon 2.4″ rear and Bontrager SE4 2.4″ front tire combo. I love this bike. It’s perfect for Arizona’s tough XC riding. I also love that the XL frame allows for two full-sized bottles on the downtube with side load cages.
BAGS: Revelate bags: Sweet Roll, Feed Bag, Jerry Can, Wedge bag, and Shrew under the seat. Also a Blackburn corner bag inside the triangle. I’ll also be riding with a small hydration pack for more water capacity.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Salted and sweetened dried mango strips are a new favorite snack.

Dan Moses

Age 41 / Venice, California (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: Esker Hayduke, now a 29er with alloy Hydras. Went to a 28 in the front. Hopefully, I’ll put new tires on before the ride.
BAGS: Mostly homemade and the Revelate Designs Shrew.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Added moto-style bark busters to protect the hands a bit. Yikes! Gonna be great!

Shelly Peppe-Nani

San Diego, California (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: I’m riding a titanium Hayduke by Advocate Cycles. I rode the aluminum version on the Baja Divide and liked it so much I bought it in titanium! I am using two Maxxis Rekons 29 x 2.4″ tires. Drivetrain is 32T x 49T, using an old school SRAM and Garbaruk combo.
BAGS: It’s a small frame, so I had a custom frame bag made by Oveja Negra. I run a Bedrock Bags downtube bag that carries a 32oz Nalgene bottle. The rest of my bags are Revelate Designs. Two Feed Bags, Sweet Roll, Egress, Jerry Can, and a Gas Tank.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: My sleep system includes a Therm-a-Rest Hyperion bag and NeoAir Xlite pad, all inside a Black Diamond Bivy. I only have one riding kit for this entire ride. I may need to throw my clothes and sleeping bag away at the end!

Andrew Strempke

Age 29 / Van, Arizona (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: Chumba Sendero Ti, singlespeed 32x22T. 2.4″ Rekons, dynamo light, Ergon SMC Core saddle.
BAGS: All Dispersed Bikepacking bags, made by me.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’ll be wearing an Osprey backpack from the start for the canyon hike, hiking poles inside. 35-degree sleeping bag, foam pad, ultralight bivy, and tarp. 7L water capacity with BeFree filter and tabs for the cattle tanks. Garmin Edge 1040 solar for navigation.

Kat Roch

Age 42 / Eagle River, Alaska (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding the 300 route on a 2020 Ibis DV9 built up with a Fox 34 120mm fork, full Shimano SLX groupset with four-piston brakes, an absoluteBLACK 30T oval chainring, and Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5” and DHR 2.4” tires wrapped around DT Swiss wheels and hubs. Ergon grips and bar ends to keep things comfy.
BAGS: In the center is a custom frame bag by Rockgeist. I’ll also be running a seat pack, downtube bag, gas tank, and two feed bags from Revelate Designs.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’ll be using my Wahoo Bolt as my main navigation with an eTrex as backup. My sleep system will be a Z-rest foam pad, SOL Escape Lite bivy, and instead of a sleeping bag, I’ll be bringing my Mountain Hardwear Chugach pants and a Primaloft jacket if things get chilly. Lights are a Cygolite Ranger 1400 on the bars with a Black Diamond Spot 400 headlamp on my helmet.

Bodhi Roether

Age 24 / Durango, Colorado (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding my tried and true Mone La Roca on my 300 lap. Just got some new carbon 29er hoops with i9 hubs. To conjure joy, I’ll be spinning a 32x22T oval singlespeed with some trail runners to keep myself nimble and my feet happy on some fresh Tectonic pedals.
BAGS: Goodday Curiosity frame bag in the center, Swift Industries “lunch box” up front, JPaks and Oveja Negra top tube bags. Still undecided on bringing a Revelate Designs Shrew in the rear or just throwing more stuff in my BD distance 15 pack (massive storage)!
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Stoked on everything—been accumulating for years and happy to have an arsenal to pull from. Happy racing, y’all!

Dylan Turner

Age 37 / Flagstaff, Arizona (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: My trusty steed is a 2018 Motobecane Fantom titanium hardtail paired with a Fox step cast 34 120mm Fork. All drivetrain components are Shimano XT 1×12 except the SLX cassette, SLX crankset, and Wolf Tooth 30T front chainring. Carbon wheels are Frankenstein’d with Stans Valor in the front and Bontrager Kovee Elite in the rear with Maxxis Rekon Race 2.35s on both. Cockpit includes a PNW Components Cascade 125mm dropper with an Ergon SM Pro saddle, 800mm Renthal Fatbars, and Ergon GS1 grips.
BAGS: Bags include a Revelate front harness with a 10L dry bag, Revelate front pouch and feed bags, JPaks Footlong, and a Revelate Jerry Can. As always, no seat bag, only a tool wrap. In the front triangle is my Dispersed frame bag with bonus 3L Apidura frame bag bladder.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sleep system is a Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1, Mountain Hardware Phantom Spark 28 degree bag, Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite, Klymit pillow, and Goose Feet down booties that can double as hand warmers. Bonus items for the full AZTR are two extra Fenix 21700 batteries for the PD36R light, extra lithium batteries for the Spot Gen 3 and Etrex 30, Kahtoola over the shoe INSTAgaiters, Randy Sun (Amazon) waterproof socks, water purification tablets (Sawyer backup), and extra trusty Squirrel’s Nut Butter chamois butter. For the Grand Canyon portage, I’ll be shipping myself an Osprey Stratos 24 backpack with carbon hiking poles and some other portage-specific items.

Jake Tveite

Age 28 / Boise, Idaho (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be racing the AZT300 for the first time on my stainless steel Otso Fenrir. I’ve got a 120mm Rockshox SID Select fork, PNW dropper, and Surly Moloko bars. I’ll be rolling on a Sunringle Duroc 30 wheelset with a Specialized Fast Trak in the rear and Ground Control in the front. The bike is set up single speed 32x22T with a Wolf Tooth elliptical chainring on a Raceface Aeffect crankset and a pretty blue Wolf Tooth cog.
BAGS: The centerpiece is my custom frame bag from Bedrock Bags. Seat bag and top tube snack pack are from Oveja Negra. I’ve also got the Surly bag that fits in the Moloko handlebars. Not pictured are a couple of feed bags from Oveja Negra and Swift Industries.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sleep kit is an OR bivy, lightweight sleeping bag, and a puffy. I’ll be navigating with a Garmin Edge 530. I love all my gear, but the main highlight has gotta be the Nessie patch on my Snack Pack sewn on by my girlfriend for good luck.

Eddie Urcadez

Age 59 / Denver, Colorado (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: I’ll be riding a Niner One 9 RDO SS with 32/22T gearing.
BAGS: Revelate Designs bags all around and a Rogue Panda downtube bag.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sierra Designs quilt and Bivy and a Big Agnes Air Mat.

Andy Wentzel

Age 31 / Tempe, Arizona (USA)

2022 Arizona Trail Race Rigs

BIKE: Turner Nitrous equipped with an eccentric BB to rock a singlespeed setup. The bike has I9 1/1 Trail S wheels and OneUp Components dropper/bars/stem.
BAGS: Oveja Negra frame bag/snack pack, Relevate Designs feed bags, Rockgeist Gondola saddlebag, and an Outer Shell handlebar harness to round things out.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: A Fenix BC26R will light my way at night, and I’ll be wearing an Osprey hip pack for extra snack carrying capacity.

Dave Wilson

Age 50 / Huntington Beach, California (USA)

2022 AZT Rigs

BIKE: Chumba Stella.
BAGS: Aero Spider rear rack, frame bag, and handlebar roll.
GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Borah bivy, so I can stick my mug out. Then a big waterproof ground cover with rain buttons.

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