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Freewheeling: Ten things I hate about cycling

We love cycling, yes we do. But like just about everything in life, not all is perfect — even in the two-wheeled world.

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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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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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Freewheeling: Move Over Gatorade, Make Room For… Beer

Imagine a post-ride beverage that both satisfied the needs of your body (sodium, electrolytes) and soothed the soul (beer). Sounds too good to be true. Well, maybe not.

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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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Freewheeling: Create Your Cycling Bucket List

There is no finite list of activities that can make your life as a cyclist complete, but a few inspirational ideas are never a bad thing. To stoke the coals of your Bucket List imagination, here’s a starter pack of, plus a few tips on how to get started.

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Why Don’t More Women Ride Bikes?

The number of men and women living in the United States is essentially even, yet according to a study published in 2012 by researchers at Rutgers University only 24 percent of all bicycle trips in the U.S. were made by women. Why?

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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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Video: Top 10 Road Cycling Innovations

Cycling has come a long way from the days of Penny Farthings and Bone Shaker bikes. Today’s two-wheeled machines are a blend of artisan craftsmanship and cutting edge technology. But which of these technologies stand above the rest?

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Do We Really Need 11-Speed?

Contributor Twain Mein is usually excited about advances in cycling technology, and loves to try the newest, lightest, most aerodynamic inventions. However, he’s not convinced that 11-speed drivetrains are the greatest thing since sliced bread — or necessary at all.

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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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Freewheeling: The Road Disc Revolution Is Now

After taking a test ride SRAM hydraulic disc equipped roadster, features editor Jason Sumner is convinced it’s time to ditch rim brakes and start ripping singletrack on our road bikes. (Well, not really. But he did enjoy the ride.)

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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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Freewheeling: There’s More To Life Than Cycling

If you’re the type whose primary recreational outlets are riding bikes and wishing you were riding bikes, it’s time to think about incorporating a little diversification into your life.

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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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Freewheeling: Why Strava Doesn’t Suck

It’s not Strava’s fault that some people can’t distinguish between the reality of their mediocre cycling ability and the fantasy of their contrived on-line cycling identity.

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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

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

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

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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