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.




Gear Review: Ibis 941 Wheels

Ibis’ first wheelset jumps on the legit wide rim trend with their impressive 41mm outer width and their 1770 gram weight in 29-inch diameter.

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Long Term Review: Cane Creek DBInline

Big things come in small packages. The DBInline is a full twin-tube shock just like the DBAir, it’s just packaged more economically to fit a wider range of 120mm-160mm travel bikes.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The ASS’s Craigslist gift finds

Holiday Gift Guide: 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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The Angry Singlespeeder: Just Don’t Get Hurt

The Angry Singlespeeder: Go big or go home? Maybe not. The ASS lays down his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act for the mountain biker.

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Long Term Test: 2015 Ibis Tranny 29

The Angry Singlespeeder puts Ibis’ latest hardtail—the Tranny 29—through the wringer to see if the versatile wagon wheeler has got the goods for the long haul.

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Gear Review: Gates Carbon Belt Drive System

Gates Carbon Drive belt system a light, quiet option for single speeders.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: I am so over the road

The ASS trades his knobbies for skinny tires and finds out he’s been missing absolutely nothing.

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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 Cane 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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