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.


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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