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.


Litespeed Gravel titanium bike launched


Handmade in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the versatile new Litespeed Gravel is a titanium gravel bike that can run 700x45c cyclocross tires or 27.5×2.1 mountain bike tires.

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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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Gear Review: Ritchey Vector Evo Streem saddle and Trail seatpost


Ritchey’s lightweight Vector Evo monorail saddle and seatpost system suspends rider for exceptional comfort.

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Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches


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


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


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


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?


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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 associated cyclists with automotive target practice using projectiles like Gatorade bottles and 7-11 Big Gulps. Each day a new cyclist dons his or her […]

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