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: Legendary Kamikaze returns as awesome, inclusive festival

The legendary Kamikaze makes it’s triumphant return with something for everyone.

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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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The Angry Singlespeeder: Will e-bikes short circuit mountain biking?

The Angry Singlespeeder asks a pertinent question—Will e-bikes short circuit mountain biking?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: A comic tragedy – thoughts on Robin Williams

The Angry Singlespeeder reflects on the passing of comedian, actor and fellow cyclist Robin Williams.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Does Levi Leipheimer belong in mountain biking?

The Angry Singlespeeder looks into complaints about confessed doper Levi Lepheimer racing at Downieville. His perspective might surprise you.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Why the Downieville Classic is my all-time favorite

There are many mountain bike events that capture the essence of our sport, but in my mind, the Downieville Classic does it best.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: We need primitive trails

With all the world seemingly abuzz about manicured flow trails, the Angry Singlespeeder pines for a more primitive, raw trail experience.

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First Look: Ibis releases all-new Tranny 29 hardtail

Ibis releases a new 29-inch version of its vaunted Tranny hardtail. See it here–vaunted.

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Factory Tour: Cane Creek Cycling Components

Mtbr takes a tour of Can Creek’s North Carolina factory where they make shocks, headsets and seatposts here in the good ol’ US of A. Come on along and check it out.

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Factory Tour: Inside Industry Nine

North Carolina’s Industry Nine Industry builds wheels that are as beautiful as they are functional.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Trans-Sylvania Epic – Death by rock

The Angry SInglespeeder takes on rocks, ruts and raucousness of Pennsylvania’s Trans-Sylvania Epic.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Think you’re hardcore? Think again

Think you’re hardcore? Think again. ‘Blind Bobby’ McMullen defies odds and redefines the word.

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Gear Review: Cane Creek DBinline Air Shock

Cane Creek launches twin-tube damper performance and adjustability in a compact and lightweight single tube shock package.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Dear Europe

The ASS bleeds enduro blue—red, white and blue, that is—as he challenges the claims of someone called “Europe.”

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Singletrack Summer Camp

Gearing up for the Trans-Sylvania Epic, a seven-day mountain bike stage race in Pennsylvania that’s becoming known as the ultimate “singletrack summer camp”.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Whiskey on Ice

The Whiskey Off-Road is a race designed to lure riders from colder climates for a little spring thaw in the perpetually 70-degree town of Prescott, Ariz. As our Angry Singlespeeder can attest, someone spiked this year’s Whiskey with a little dash of polar vortex.

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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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The Angry Singlespeeder: None More Blue

Look out enduro racers, there’s an angry new Smurf in town and there’s none more blue.

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Bike Test: Pivot LES 29 Singlespeed review

Bike-maker Pivot has been on a roll of late, and their first hardtail offering is no exception. The Pivot LES 29 is one mean, lean, racing machine whether you go geared or singlespeed.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Another Sea Donkey Adventure

He may not know a donkey from a marine mammal, but our resident Angry Singlespeeder knows about something bigger than Sea Otter. And here’s a hint—it ain’t a fatbike.

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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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Gear Review: Lauf Trail Racer 29 fork

Lauf’s 990-gram, leaf-spring Trail Racer 29 suspension fork challenges the status quo and—at 60mm-travel—comes up a little short. But that’s not the fork’s only issue. Our Kurt Gensheimer takes a close look at this Icelandic oddity.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 is the king of descent and more

The Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 makes the case for being the best of both worlds—a bike that handles like a 26er and rolls like a 29er. Did they pull it off?

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Yeti SB95C is a gorgeous high-speed weapon

Captivating looks, big wheels and the simple yet innovative Switch suspension set the Yeti SB95C apart. Take a deep-dive into it’s performance here.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame doesn’t deserve to be in Fairfax

Mountain biking may have been born in the hills above Fairfax, but due to a vocal and powerful group that restricts mountain bike access, that’s all it can claim.

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