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Lynette Carpiet

Lynette Carpiet

Lynette has been at BRAIN since 2005, first as managing editor. Before joining the magazine, she was an editor and writer for another trade publishing house in Southern California for close to five years. In addition to road riding, she’s an avid scuba diver, a hobby that has allowed her to explore more remote and exotic parts of the world. A California native who graduated from the University of California at Irvine with an English degree, she currently resides in bike-friendly Long Beach with her husband, who recently took up cycling.

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January 7, 2014

ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — When Scott Cowan learned about Electra’s ownership change Monday, he was both stunned and concerned. The owner of three family-oriented shops in Ohio also sells Raleigh and Giant, but Electra is one of his main brands.

Posted in Retail News
Non-Trek dealers fear being frozen out of the cruiser brand, while some Waterloo faithful see upside.
November 15, 2013

FAIRFIELD, CT (BRAIN) — Zane’s Cycles president Christopher Zane is offering a $2,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of shoplifters who he said are responsible for taking a 2013 Trek Domane 5.9 from his Fairfield, Conn., store. Zane’s Cycles flagship store is in Branford, Conn.

Posted in Retail News
November 15, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is putting the final touches on a new in-house brand of accessories called MSW.

Posted in North America
October 31, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Q-Outdoor, a division within Quality Bicycle Products, has cobbled together two assortments of outdoor products for bike shops to consider bringing in as a seasonal buy. The selections include ‘cross and fat bike-related accessories. 

Posted in North America
September 17, 2013
Blumenthal spoke at the Interbike Industry Breakfast Wednesday

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong is rebranding as PeopleForBikes to bring clarity and simplicity to the organization. The Bikes Belong Coalition and Bikes Belong Foundation will be renamed the PeopleForBikes Coalition and the PeopleForBikes Foundation.

Posted in North America
National nonprofit boosts local and state support.
September 17, 2013

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — If you want to gauge just how much traffic OutDoor Demo gets, one way to do it is by the amount of water that’s ingested. 

Posted in North America
September 17, 2013
Company founder Joshua Hon keeps cool under the Tern tent at Outdoor Demo.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Tern has secured $4.3 million in funding from private investors, which the company will use to accelerate global expansion and to ramp up its product development.

Posted in International
August 29, 2013
The Tramount

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It’s not just grandmas anymore.

Posted in Product/Tech
Bosch-powered bikes could soon make their debut in the U.S.
August 28, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Almost a year and a half since Shimano acquired Dutch company BikeFitting.com, the components giant gave a peek at its upcoming fitting system at Eurobike. 

Posted in International
The company says the system will drive dealer accessory sales
August 27, 2013
The Nicolai fatty was rarely at rest on Tuesday, until the rain fell.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — “I nearly didn’t bring this back,” said Ian Ganderton, as he dismounted Salsa’s new carbon fat bike, the Beargrease. 

Posted in Product/Tech

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