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Matt Wiebe

Matt Wiebe

Matt is one of the magazine’s original editors, penning his first article in BRAIN’s second edition in 1992. With a penchant for obscure parts, frames and brands, Matt ended up as the technical editor. He also had more bikes and bike parts in his garage than all the other editors combined. Matt said he’s looking forward to his 30-year sabbatical at the company and hopes to spend some of that “free” time walking around Interbike and checking out the goods instead of writing copy for the Show Daily.

Matt works from an office in Santa Fe. Mailing address:

369 Montezuma #248
Santa Fe, NM 87501

All articles by Matt Wiebe

March 9, 2015
Heyyyy Bata Bata Bata.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — The foot of snow that fell in Louisville last week may have complicated exhibitor setup for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, but it had little impact on show-goers, with many exhibitors saying Saturday's attendance was the busiest they've ever seen.

Posted in North America
January 27, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members picked up $49 million in business in 2014, and shipped 201,722 more units to retailers last year compared with 2013, according to numbers compiled by The NPD Group for the BPSA.

Posted in North America
Road bike sales continued to plummet.
December 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY (BRAIN) — Mexican officials have put numerous U.S. bike suppliers on notice that the Mexican government will be placing children's bikes imported from China under increasing scrutiny as it continues an anti-dumping investigation.

Posted in International
November 5, 2014

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) ─ Mid-drive systems from Bosch, Panasonic and Shimano require frames designed around their drive units. Novatec took the opposite approach with Eram, introduced at Taichung Bike Week.

Posted in Product/Tech
November 4, 2014
Much of Taiwan's bike industry is based in and around Taichung.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Walk into the Splendor Hotel, and it is hard to believe that Taichung Bike Week organizer Steve Fenton promised last year to cut the show back in size. The show is almost a third larger this year, yet the 430 exhibitors say the intimate feel of the event remains intact.

Posted in International
October 15, 2014

CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — With South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Walmart and industry executives in attendance, Kent International opened its new bike factory Monday. Since the opening the factory has assembled 1,500 bikes — 500 a day.

Posted in Industry News
August 8, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Frames from Domahidy Designs’ first production batch will be available in October, and company founder Steve Domahidy is taking preorders now.

Posted in North America
February 19, 2014
The DD Reynolds 853 frame.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Niner co-founder Steve Domahidy is launching his own company with the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

Posted in Product/Tech
February 14, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif (BRAIN) — Close to 135,000 people have viewed Donny Perry's slide presentation  comparing bike mechanics' annual salary to what an average high school dropout makes in a year (spoiler alert): According to one source, th

Posted in North America
January 15, 2014
A SRAM Red disc caliper

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is promising to have its new hydraulic brakes ready to go back on consumers' bikes sometime during the second half of April.

Posted in Recalls

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