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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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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, 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
August 21, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is launching a pilot program this fall in Minnesota to introduce middle school students to mountain bike racing.

Posted in North America
July 16, 2013

GIG HARBOR, WA (BRAIN) — Interbike co-founder Steve Ready died Tuesday at the age of 66. He had been battling brain and lung cancer.

Posted in North America
June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The Senate unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, 42, as the next Secretary of Transportation on Thursday with a vote of 100 to 0. Foxx, the former Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, will replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood. 

Posted in North America
June 5, 2013
Jerry Ross (photo taken circa 1980s)

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) Sherwood Ross, better known in the industry as Jerry Ross, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.

Posted in North America
June 4, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — While some suppliers have been scratching their heads, wondering where they will set up their booth come September for the Interbike trade show, organizers assured them that the final floor plan for the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be released in mid-June.

Posted in North America
May 22, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group. 

Posted in North America
May 20, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Benjamin Cox says that sourcing a line of accessories from Taiwanese, Chinese and Vietnamese manufacturers for his single-location store is a big investment of capital and time.

Posted in Retail News
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN