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.




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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Round-Up: Four polar vortex-fighting mountain bike shoes to keep your feet warm and dry

We test four different winter MTB shoes to find the ideal kicks for wet, muddy and sub-freezing conditions.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Orbea Rallon’s brings punk rock attitude to the enduro party

Orbea’s 160mm-travel Rallon throws down some serious Euro-trash punk rock on our Enduro Compare-O.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Hippies, high schoolers, naked dudes and drunkards in the desert

The 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, dubbed as the “Burning Man of Bike Races”, captures everything that is amazing about mountain bike culture.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: The Ibis Mojo HDR 27.5 is a razor-sharp performer

Ibis’ HDR is a wonderful chameleon that does its thing with 26- or 27.5-inch wheels. See if that’s a good thing or a compromise in our Bottom Line review.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: The BMC TrailFox TF01 XX-1 Trailcrew is a go-to enduro race bike

Swiss precision is in full effect on the BMC TrailFox TF01 XX1 Trailcrew, a thoroughbred high performer with a price tag to match.

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Compare-O First Look: Specialized S-Works Enduro 29

The S-Works Enduro 29 is one of the hottest bikes on dirt right now thanks to a remarkable combination of a 67.5 degree head tube angle, 155mm of rear wheel travel, super-short 16.9-inch chainstays despite its big hoops. See what else we found remarkable in our First Look.

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Compare-O First Look: Orbea Rallon

Engineered to dominate the Enduro World Series circuit, the all-aluminum Orbea Rallon features 27.5-inch wheels and 160mm of travel with adjustable geometry

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Compare-O First Look: Yeti SB95 Carbon Race

Traditional trail bike geometry, innovative Switch Technology suspension design, a well-equipped Shimano XT build kit and stunning looks—the Yeti SB95 C is one of the most anticipated rigs in the Compare-O.

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Review: 2014 Specialized CruX Elite EVO Rival Disc

If you could have one – and only one – bike, the CruX Elite EVO might just be the choice.

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Compare-O First Look: Ibis Mojo HDR 650b

The tried and true Ibis Mojo HDR is now offered in the trendy 27.5-inch wheel size. But do the bigger wheels enhance or detract from the performance of this legendary bike?

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Compare-O First Look: BMC TrailFox TF01 XX-1 Trailcrew

BMC’s TrailFox TF01 has come a long way from its roots as a portly aluminum, short-travel 26er. See the amazing transformation a little carbon, big wheels and long travel have brought to the 2014 version.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Paradox of Choice

With so many different brands and models of mountain bikes to choose from these days, how crucial is it really that you find the ‘perfect’ bike?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Fat Bikes. Meh.

Does the added expense and time investment of buying and maintaining a fat bike justify its overall fun and usefulness?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: A Look Back on the Best Haters of 2013

The magic of the ASS column isn’t in the writing, it’s in the resulting commentary. The ASS recaps his favorite hater comments of 2013.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Spreading Holiday Jeer

This Holiday season, make more memories and buy less stuff; unless it’s bike stuff. Why? Because the bicycle is one of mankind’s all-time greatest inventions, and its money that’s always well spent.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Five Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Enduro™, fat bikes, volunteers, haters and innovators – just some of the things the ASS is thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for that Special Angry Singlespeeder in Your Life

Got an angry singlespeeder in your life? Even naughty singlespeeders need to be shown love and affection. Reward them with these five unique gifts that will surely make them smile through their gnarled, gritty teeth.

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Review: Vassago VerHauen 29er

Handmade American quality, exceptional versatility and silky smooth performance; all with an affordable price tag that simply VerHauens the competition.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: You’ve got too Much Bike

So you’re new to mountain biking and just bought a full suspension bike? Bad news. That rig is way too much bike for your skill and it won’t make you a better rider.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Get into Costume and Get on Your Bike

This Halloween, do what the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association does; get into costume and get out on your bike.

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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: Ashland, Oregon – Shakespearian Singletrack

To Enduro™ or not to Enduro™, that is the question. The answer? In Ashland you can do both, provided you can find a hotel room.

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