Opinion

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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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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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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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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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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Review: Subaru XV Crosstrek – Long Term Update

It’s now got 13,000 miles and we call it the Enduro™ car. It’s slow on the climbs but it’s fast on the descents and it rallies on the rough stuff.

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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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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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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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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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The Angry Singlespeeder: Park City – A Silver Town With Gold Singletrack

With more than 400 miles of singletrack surrounding town, it’s no wonder Park City is the only Gold Level IMBA Ride Center in the entire world.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Is Las Vegas the Best Interbike Can Do?

Why must such an incredible event representing one of mankind’s greatest creations be contained in one of mankind’s worst creations?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Our “Environmental Impact” is a Joke

After seeing the apocalyptic natural destruction that happened in Colorado last week, how can anyone take the argument of human “environmental impact” seriously?

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Colorado Floods – The Impact and How To Help

As many of you aware from the national and local news, the Colorado Front Range has been hammered with unprecedented amounts of rain this past Wednesday and Thursday, and it especially dealt a heavy blow to the Boulder, Longmont, Lyons…

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The Angry Singlespeeder: My Very First Enduro™

The ASS trades in his singlespeed for a six-inch squishy bike and tries an Enduro™ to see if this new format of racing lives up to all the hype.

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