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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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November 11, 2015
Our group rode along the Venice Beach bike path north to neighboring Santa Monica.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Riding on palm tree-lined bike paths and green lanes in Los Angeles’ Westside on the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour, it’s clear that even though this region is renowned for its car-choked streets, a cycling oasis has sprung up in some of its affluent neighborhoods.  

Posted in Retail News
More bike lanes and shops feed into growing cycling culture.
November 6, 2015
Tim Blumenthal of PeopleForBikes and Chris Speyer of Accell North America were the keynote speakers Thursday morning

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.

Posted in North America
October 22, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.

Posted in Product/Tech
October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.

Posted in International
Meetings begin Tuesday.
September 29, 2015
Part of the recall poster (full poster is below).
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Thirteen companies representing 17 bike brands are part of a joint voluntary recall of certain bikes equipped with front-wheel quick releases and disc brakes.
Posted in Recalls
Approximately 1.5 million bikes affected in North America.
July 31, 2015

BOLOGNA, Italy (BRAIN) — Andrea Pierantoni, sales and marketing director for Tenneco Marzocchi, is hopeful that a sale of the motorcycle and bike suspension business will keep the Italian brand alive.

Posted in International
July 6, 2015
The S-Works Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie comes spec'd with a 140-millimeter RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, SRAM Guide RS Carbon brakes, SRAM XX1 groupset, 6Fattie wheel system and Command Post IRcc dropper post.

LEOGANG, Austria (BRAIN) — Three years after introducing the Turbo, a pavement pedal-assist bike that fully integrated the battery into the frame, Specialized is expanding into off road with the Turbo Levo line of trail bikes that will become available in spring 2016.  

Posted in Product/Tech
Eight-bike range features fully integrated system claimed to provide feel, handling of traditional bike.
June 24, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s slate of meetings with exhibitors at PressCamp was electrifying, literally. The number of e-bike brands showing their wares doubled compared with last year, from three to seven.

Posted in Product/Tech
June 24, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — PressCamp’s seventh summer edition and 10th overall event kicked off Tuesday under sunny skies.

Posted in Product/Tech
June 5, 2015
Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — A lot has changed at Orbea USA over the past six months as Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar took over leadership of the wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish brand. 

Posted in North America