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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February 15, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Sandy Nicholls will be leaving the Gita Sporting Goods offices in Charlotte for one last time Feb. 24 after 39 years working for the distributor/importer of Italian cycling goods. 

Posted in North America
February 2, 2017
BRAIN photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has acquired Revolution Cycles, with locations in and around Washington, D.C. Nearby Trek dealers are mostly positive about the move.

Posted in Retail News
February 2, 2017

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — U.S. cyclists itching to swing a leg over a Canyon bike will need to wait a little longer. The German consumer-direct brand is now aiming for a third-quarter launch into the U.S. market.

Posted in North America
January 26, 2017

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second and final day of product meetings between editors and brands exhibiting at PressCamp Road here in Westlake Village kicked off with 32-degree weather in the early morning.

Posted in Product/Tech
Not really, but suppliers do pump up these growing segments.
January 25, 2017
Allied Cycle Works' Sam Pickman with the Alfa road bike, manufactured by HIA Velo.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — With 22 brands exhibiting at the Westlake Village Inn, editors at PressCamp Road had nary a moment to waste, literally running from suite to suite to meet with companies and learn about new products. Meetings began at 8 a.m. and finished at 7 p.m.

Posted in Product/Tech
First day's report from the California media event, including news from HIA, Assos, Feedback and Defeet.
January 13, 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter to retailers this week, Specialized said that it has enabled automated inventory data exchange with four major retail point-of-sale providers. The company is inviting dealers to subscribe to share their inventory data.

Posted in North America
Inventory data exchange program goes live.
January 10, 2017
Adam Vollmer and the Faraday Porteur at the Interbike 2014 show

ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Posted in North America
Dutch conglomerate expands e-bike brand mix.
December 20, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter emailed to U.S. and U.K. dealers on Monday, Specialized announced that it's moving its model year 2018 retailer event to September 2017.

Posted in North America
October 19, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show is growing in size to fit companies interested in exhibiting at the February show, which is set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, a suburb about an hour outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America
October 19, 2016
Dealer Tour Atlanta riders along the city's BeltLine trail.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While the final presidential debate before the November election is set to take place tonight, the industry should also be aware of 20 city and local county ballot measures that are up for votes and could greatly impact funding for bike paths and trails.

Posted in North America
Voters to pass or reject billions of dollars toward bike paths, programs.

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