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 rides an e-bike and doesn’t hate it

Some may think the introduction of e-bikes (aka MORBs) will ruin the sport of mountain biking. But after spending a few months on one, the ASS doesn’t think these contraptions will suddenly take over every trailhead across North America.

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ASS Does Downieville: Don’t Get Hurt. Or Lost.

The bike road trip season opened last weekend in Downieville, CA. It is filled with fun, adventure and danger so be careful out there.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The balance between old and new

After nearly 30 years, Paul Price is keeping the American-made mountain bike components dream alive. The Angry Singlespeeder explains how he does it.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Strava versus eBikes

Both eBikes and Strava have vocal opponents — but which is greater danger to trail access? The Angry Singlespeeder weighs in with his opinion.

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ASS Does Downieville: Earning good karma points

Helping out stranded vacationers and giving back to the trails are the latest adventures for everybody’s favorite angry singlespeeder.

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ASS Does Downieville: Will MTB Mecca exist in 20 years?

Disappearance of jobs in both the mining and logging industries creating challenges that keep this historic mountain hamlet (and mountain bike paradise) from returning to its former glory as an economically flourishing community.

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ASS Does Downieville: Back for another summer

The lure of the Lost Sierra couldn’t keep the ASS away, so he’s back for more. This week we hear about trail conditions, old mine shafts, and rallying beater cars off cliffs. Buckle up.

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Spot Rollik 557 first ride review

We already revealed the unique technology behind Spot’s new Rollik 557 trail bike. Now the Angry Singlespeeder checks in with a first ride review.

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Alchemy Arktos trail bike first ride review

Colorado-based Alchemy Bicycle Co. does what many thought was impossible: Build an American-made carbon fiber trail bike. But can it compete with the big dogs?

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Praxis Works introduces carbon wheels and cranks

Santa Cruz, California-based Praxis has gotten into the wheel game, launching the new C32 carbon wheelset for trail and all mountain use.

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Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels

The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Wren Sports delivers advanced fat bike suspension

Don’t tell the guys at Wren Sports that fat bikes are just for sand or snow. They’ve developed an inverted suspension fork made specifically for fatties.

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Maxxis releases new plus-size tires

Recognizing the exploding popularity of plus-size bikes, Maxxis today showed off some of its newest rubber, including 3.0-inch wide versions of its much loved Minion DHF and DHR II tires.

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Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels review

If you can live with the loud color scheme, the Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels are a terrific upgrade for any 29+ bike. Find out why in our full review.

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Letter to every IMBA member from The Angry Singlespeeder

“The alleged voice of mountain bikers must start listening to mountain bikers, or it’s time for a change.”

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Ibis Mojo 3 first ride review

New do-it-all trail bike designed around the capability to run 27.5×2.8” tires. Also lighter and stiffer than its predecessor.

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Interview with new STC board member John Bliss

Mtbr spoke with John Bliss about the issue of bikes in Wilderness, his thoughts on why IMBA has not yet publicly supported STC’s efforts, and why he chose to join the STC board.

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Pivot LES Fat fat bike review

Quite possibly the most versatile fat bike (or even hardtail) on the market today. Find out why in our full review.

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The Angry Singlespeeder’s take on the Wilderness issue

The ASS chimes in, trying to explain why the Wilderness act should be changed — and why we should support the STC.

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Ibis launches Trans-Fat fat bike

Using the same front triangle as the Tranny 29, the Trans-Fat features a new rear triangle that accepts 4” fat bike tires, making it a highly versatile package.

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NEMBA asks IMBA to clarify position on electric bikes

Email sent to IMBA urges organization to support the Sustainable Trails Coalition and its efforts to overturn the blanket ban on bikes in Wilderness, and clarify its position on electric mountain bikes.

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ASS Does Downieville: Calling it a Season

The ASS signs off from his summer in Downieville, but he’s already looking forward to 2016.

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Video: Grinduro stage racing on mixed terrain

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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The Angry Singlespeeder: Red Bull Rampage must change or die

With risk — and major injuries — continually on the rise, the Super Bowl of freeriding is going downhill fast.

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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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