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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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February 10, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano has slashed wholesale and retail pricing across its range of higher-end components and groups, from SLX all the way up to Di2 both road and mountain. The changes are component-specific and vary depending on the part.

Posted in North America
February 4, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association trade show gained even more traction in its second year, and the dealer group’s board is already planning a bigger show next year.

Posted in North America
January 13, 2016
Moto industry panelists (left to right) Eric Anderson, Scot Begovich, George Gatto and Robert Pandya.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Motorcycle industry experts offered a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities in their market to a crowd of 250 bike industry members attending the IBD Summit this week in Tempe, Ariz.

Posted in Retail News
Moto industry execs share challenges and opportunities.
December 2, 2015
HONG KONG (BRAIN) — From how to implement lean production to how to get product to market faster and increase the value of a product by reducing or repurposing manufacturing waste into new products or revenue streams, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry’s third annual Manufacturers Forum discussed several challenges manufacturers, brands and retailers face in today’s consumer-driven global marketplace.
Posted in International
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

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