Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

TRAINERS

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’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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Review: Trek Stache 9

With its big, meaty Bontrager tires, nimble hardtail design with stubby 420mm chainstays, and attractive $3700 price tag, is the Stache 9 an affordable alternative to a full-suspension trail bike?

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ASS Does Downieville: Almost doored by a Ford

Come along for the ride as The Angry Singlespeeder looks back at the 20th annual Downieville Classic weekend.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Stop the bleeding of mountain bike access

If you care about continued equal access to trails for mountain bikes, the ASS says there has never been a better time to act. Find out why — and where you should send your money.

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Travelogue Oregon: Riding Crater Lake’s stunning Rim Loop

From the National Park’s southern boundary to loop of the famed lake, this is a true bucket list ride.

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Travelogue Oregon: Beach biking bliss on the coast

Scenic ocean vistas, rolling dunes, shoreline waterfalls, and one truly amazing trail highlight this cycling adventure along the majestic Oregon coast.

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Travelogue Oregon: Cycling the Columbia River Gorge

Smooth, traffic free roads, stunning views, varied terrain — and of course, a little wind — make a trip through this Oregon Wonder a truly singular cycling experience.

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ASS Does Downieville: A trifecta of debauchery

Booze, guns, kids, trail building, and the legend of Stinky Larry highlight this week’s Angry Singlespeeder dispatch from up in the hills around Downieville.

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Travelogue Oregon: Finding bicycling bliss in the Wallowas

Majestic mountain range offers endless opportunities for adventurous cyclists — or just about any other type of outdoors enthusiast.

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Travelogue Oregon: The challenge of the Painted Hills

A pair of stiff climbs, extended time on lonely roads, and breathtaking (and colorful) geologic wonders punctuate the ride through the Painted Hills.

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ASS Does Downieville: More to Downieville than Butcher and Pauley

Downieville Classic downhill and cross-country routes barely scratch surface of region’s expansive ride opportunities.

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Review: Gore Bike Wear ALP-X PRO Outfit System

Gore Bike Wear’s award-winning jersey and baggie-bib short combo designed for variety of riding conditions. See if they live up to that do-it-all billing.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Stop whining about cost of bikes

Nobody cares whether or not you can afford that new bike that so-and-so just released. So please stop your whining.

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ASS Does Downieville: Broken bars, busted wheels, bruised egos

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer home to report on a weekend filled with wrecked equipment, stitches, and a big fall off a steep cliff.

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Travelogue Oregon: Sweet singletrack at Smith Rock

Come along for a ride at Oregon’s famed (and formidable) Smith Rock State Park, where Mother Nature has crafted a true mountain biking utopia.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Singlespeeds aren’t dead. They just smell funny.

The ASS’s fellow scribe and mountain biking buddy Eric McKeegan said “singlespeeds = dead”. According to Eric, what used to be a thriving tribe of counterculture misfits is misfits no more. They’ve moved on. The ASS retorts “Singlespeeds aren’t dead. They just smell funny.”

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Travelogue Oregon: Laughing outloud at Sandy Ridge

Combine beautifully built mountain bike specific trails with an easy to tackle return-to-the-top climb, and you have the perfect recipe for dirty two-wheeled fun.

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ASS Does Downieville: Bear chasing and more from MTB Mecca

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt in Downieville, California, with tales of bears, rampage and romance.

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First Ride Review: 2015 Trek Stache 9

Not too fat, not too thin, the Angry Singlespeeder thinks Trek’s new Stache is just right. Check out his first ride review.

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