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.


Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches

Apparel

Is that a reflector in your pants or are you just happy to see me? See what our resident Angry Singlespeeder thinks of Betabrand’s new Bike to Work Britches.

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Tested: 2014 Specialized CruX Elite EVO Rival Disc

Cross Disc

If you could have one – and only one – bike, the CruX Elite EVO might just be the choice.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Repurposed Gifts for the Green Cyclist

Holiday Gift Guide

Got a cyclist in your life who is big on recycling? Then check out these cool and innovative gifts made from old repurposed bike parts.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Cyclocross – The Suck Science

Cross Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Where mud-caked mayhem and masochism come together in a sport we all lovingly refer to as cyclocross.

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Cross, Gravel or Road Bikes: Which Is Best For Riding Dirt?

Cross Disc Feature Articles

With gravel bikes and gravel’centric events like Dirty Kanzaa and Crushar in the Tushar rapidly growing in popularity, which type of bike is best for getting off pavement?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Is Las Vegas the Best Interbike Can Do?

Opinion

Why must such an incredible event representing one of mankind’s greatest creations be contained in one of mankind’s worst creations?

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Breck Bike Week – Fun for the Entire Family

Feature Articles Travel

Slated right in between the Breck Epic and the Pro Cycling Challenge, Breck Bike Week has a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere perfect for families.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Sudden Loss of a Dear Friend

Opinion

Celebrating the life of a remarkable human being and a loving father. Thank you, Udo. Words can’t even give justice to how much you will be missed.

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Leipheimer Shows Well At Downieville Classic

News Race Coverage

Carl Decker (Giant) once again proved his dominance of the Downieville Classic, but he had an early scare during Saturday’s cross-country race thanks to one Levi Leipheimer.

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Levi Leipheimer Racing Downieville Classic

Feature Articles Race Coverage

Multiple-time Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer is set to become the first cyclist to race both the Tour de France and the Downieville Classic. And Leipheimer isn’t just racing the cross-country. He’s taking on the all-mountain category.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: This 4th of July, Buy Something American Made

Opinion

So you want more American made products? Then start buying more American made products.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Be Happy with What You Have

Opinion

If you got a raggedy car, stop talking sh*t about your raggedy car. That’s your raggedy car. You need to go home and wash the sh*t out that muthafu*ka; put Armor All and everything on it.” – Katt Williams

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Just Don’t Do It

Opinion

I’ve done a lot of dumb things in my life, but pre-riding yesterday’s Tour of California Stage 2 in 122 degree heat was one dumb thing I’m proud not to have done.

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Tour of California Pro Bike Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery Tour of California

Electronic shifting, carbon wheels, power meters and 140mm stems are all the rage in the pro peloton. Here’s a look at all that and more captured during a walk-about of the Tour of California.

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Angry Singlespeeder Pre-rides Tour of California Stage 1

Feature Articles Tour of California

Stage 1 of the Tour of California starts and finishes in Escondido — and it is sure to crush a few dreams. It most definitely crushed the Angry Singlespeeder. Find out why.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: 560 miles to Sea Otter the Hard Way

Opinion

Imagine the beautiful simplicity of a five-day trip where your entire existence is focused on only three things: riding, eating and sleeping.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Go Adventure

Opinion

The only thing more cliché than riding the California coast and Dirty Harry quotes is telling yourself you can’t go on an adventure because you’re too busy.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Don’t “Showroom” Your Local Bike Shop

Opinion

“Showrooming” is growing in popularity and saves consumers money, but is done at the expense of hard-working independent bike dealers worldwide. Indeed, using price-finder apps after trying the product at your local shop is just plain poor form.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Swiss Army Knife of Bikes

Cross Opinion

If you could only have one bicycle, which one would it be? Is it a bike currently in your stable or is it another bike you envision but do not own yet?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Why Strava Sucks

Opinion

What do you call two people going for a bike ride? A race. What do you call two people with Strava going for a bike ride? A race that never ends.

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Cyclocross Worlds: Frites and Lycra in Louisville

Cross Feature Articles

Photos by: Tim Cannard and Corvos Images It’s been three days since I left Louisville, Kentucky, yet my ears are still ringing from the cacophony of cowbells, my knuckles are still bruised and bloody from working on bikes and I’m still finding bluegrass mud hidden in nether regions of my body. Although I’ve been a

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Editorial: The Bicycle – Man’s Most Perfect Invention

Feature Articles Opinion

When it comes to advancement as a species, the last 150 years have been the most prolific years in human history. The car, flight, electricity, computer, internet and telephone are just some of the significant inventions that have changed the face of modern society. However, when JK Starley invented the “safety bicycle” in 1885 as

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10 Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Cycling Rookie

Feature Articles How To Opinion

For 2013, just enjoy the ride or look good doing it? 10 Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Cycling Rookie – By Kurt Gensheimer With the recent explosion in cycling popularity, the United States is experiencing record growth in the sport of cycling. This is a particularly encouraging development in a country which has largely

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Why You Should be Riding a Disc Brake Road Bike

Opinion Road Bike

Editor’s Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt Gensheimer. In no way do his maniacal diatribes about all things bike oriented represent the opinions of Mtbr, RoadBikeReview, or any of their employees, contractors, janitorial staff, family members, household pets, or any other creature, living or dead. You can

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Why You Should be Riding Steel and not Carbon

Feature Articles Opinion

Here’s one of the most engaging articles we’ve ever published. Is it still relevant now with advances in carbon and carbon repair? Let’s hear it!

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