About the author: Kurt Gensheimer

Kurt Gensheimer thinks the bicycle is man’s most perfect invention. He firmly believes ‘singlespeed’ is a compound word. He sometimes wears a disco ball helmet. He is also known as Genshammer. He is a Gemini and sleeps outside in a hammock.


DiamondBack Haanjo EXP adventure bike review

The Haanjo EXP will appeal to those who find themselves riding a lot more dirt than pavement in search of solitude and adventure. And thanks to its versatility, the Haanjo EXP also makes for a terrific commuter bike when its not raising a roost in the dirt.

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FitBit Surge fitness watch review

The Fitbit Surge is reportedly the No. 1 selling GPS watch in the U.S. But does its best-selling status mean that it’s capable enough for serious cyclists? Read our review to find out.

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Brooks saddles – now with carbon rails!

The Brooks name is synonymous with quality, heritage and style. The Cambium line, along with the carbon rail C13, takes the brand in to and even higher performance realm.

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Feedback Sports acquires Scorpion Stand

Colorado-based Feedback Sports is known for making high quality bike stands, trainers, and home bike storage solutions. The company’s most recent acquisition certainly wont change that.

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Open Cycle Unbeaten Path ready for road, cross, even MTB

One of the most interesting drop bar bikes we spotted at the Sea Otter Classic was the U.P. (Unbeaten Path) from Open Cycle, a bike loosely defined as “gravel plus.”

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Squid Bikes custom DIYFS painted cyclocross racer

Brightly painted, punk rock looking cyclocross racer from Squid Bikes custom painted by its owner (which could be you).

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Whyte Saxon Cross Team cyclocross bike review

The Saxon Cross Team shares geometry measurements with a hardtail mountain bike, and although those numbers look appealing for trail duty, let’s see if they actually translate on the trail.

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Grinduro: The newest cycling discipline

With technological advances such as hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless tires, the limits of what drop bar bikes can do is ever expanding. Meet Grinduro!

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Gravel grinding meets enduro at California’s Grinduro

Event will feature four timed segments over a 60-mile loop with 7,500 feet of climbing and a Gran Fondo-style mass start from Quincy.

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Travelogue Oregon: Riding Crater Lake’s stunning Rim Loop

From the National Park’s southern boundary to loop of the famed lake, this is a true bucket list ride.

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Travelogue Oregon: Beach biking bliss on the coast

Scenic ocean vistas, rolling dunes, shoreline waterfalls, and one truly amazing trail highlight this cycling adventure along the majestic Oregon coast.

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Travelogue Oregon: Cycling the Columbia River Gorge

Smooth, traffic free roads, stunning views, varied terrain — and of course, a little wind — make a trip through this Oregon Wonder a truly singular cycling experience.

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Travelogue Oregon: Finding bicycling bliss in the Wallowas

Majestic mountain range offers endless opportunities for adventurous cyclists — or just about any other type of outdoors enthusiast.

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Travelogue Oregon: The challenge of the Painted Hills

A pair of stiff climbs, extended time on lonely roads, and breathtaking (and colorful) geologic wonders punctuate the ride through the Painted Hills.

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Travelogue Oregon: Sweet singletrack at Smith Rock

Come along for a ride at Oregon’s famed (and formidable) Smith Rock State Park, where Mother Nature has crafted a true mountain biking utopia.

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Travelogue Oregon: Laughing outloud at Sandy Ridge

Combine beautifully built mountain bike specific trails with an easy to tackle return-to-the-top climb, and you have the perfect recipe for dirty two-wheeled fun.

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Gravel Grinding: Top events and race day tips

The Angry Singlespeeder takes a closer look at one of the fastest growing disciplines of bike racing (and riding).

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Interview: Dirty Kanza winner Yuri Hauswald

Vicious conditions make for an epic tale of perseverance and eventually victory at the 10th edition of the world’s most famous (and infamous) gravel grinder.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The ASS’s Craigslist gift finds

Our columnist the Angry Singlespeeder is one thrifty dude. And if you’re on his Christmas list brace yourself–it ain’t gonna be pretty.

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Review: Lake CX402 customizable carbon road shoes

Heat moldable soles deliver custom fit for outstanding power delivery. But are these high end shoes worth the high end price?

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Ride Report: Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo

Spectacular scenery, world-class roads, and an adventurous dirt-road option highlight event that attracts 7,000 cycling enthusiasts to Northern California.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Foaming at the mouth about CrossVegas

Beer and foaming in Las Vegas: The Angry Singlespeeder throws down on over-the-line fan behavior at CrossVegas/

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Bike Review: Tommaso Superleggera Dura Ace 9000

Tommaso’s Superleggera combines top-end Shimano componentry with a swanky carbon for a relative pittance. Is it the bargain bike of the century or too good to be true? Find out here.

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Ride Report: Motherlode Century showcases Northern California road riding

There are few better ways to see an area’s cycling terrain than to sign up for an organized century ride. Northern California’s Motherlode Century is one of the best.

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Feature: Ride along with Skratch Labs Neutral Human Support

Go for a ride with Skratch Labs Neutral Human Support program at stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California.

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