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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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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
June 2, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.

Posted in Studies/Reports
May 28, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The number of Americans who rode six or more days remained flat last year compared to 2013 figures, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which tracks participation trends for cycling and 53 other sports and recreational activities. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
May 14, 2015
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a newsletter Shimano emailed Thursday to product managers, the component giant acknowledged that it makes quick release levers that open more than 180 degrees from the closed position and that these levers were included on disc-brake bikes recalled by Trek on April 21.
Posted in Recalls
Company says QRs are safe when used correctly.
April 29, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — YT Industries is looking for shops to assemble, repair and provide regular maintenance for its line of mountain bikes in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Consumer-direct brand signing up IBDs to assemble, service and repair bikes.