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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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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.
April 16, 2015
(l-r): Yasso, Wilhelm and Cosentino.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — With 5 percent growth in overall participation in 2013 and sales growth hitting double and single digits since 2010, the running market has stemmed recent sales and participation declines seen in other sports including biking and golf.

Posted in North America
March 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association informed its membership that it cannot endorse the recently released "Manifesto for Change" that Interbike drafted following its IBD Summit in January.

Posted in North America
March 16, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike business continued to rebound through the final quarter of 2014 for Dorel Industries, the Canadian parent of Cannondale Sports Group and Pacific Cycle, which includes the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Guru Fit and Sugoi brands.

Posted in North America
Strong U.S. dollar cuts into profits from overseas markets.
January 29, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) —  Dorel Industries, parent of Cycling Sports Group and its stable of brands, including Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Caloi and Sugoi, expects the surge in value of the U.S. dollar to have a “significant negative effect” on its earnings through 2015.

Posted in North America
New products to reflect currency changes with higher prices.
January 27, 2015
Fat Bike Summit founders Gary Sjoquist and Scott Fitzgerald

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — Some 250 advocates, land managers, U.S. forest service representatives and industry suppliers and retailers attended the fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit here at the Snow King Resort this past weekend.

Posted in North America
November 28, 2014
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — One of BikeStreet’s former stores recently reopened with a new name: FreeHub Bicycles.
Posted in Retail News
November 19, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Bill Yetman, executive director of the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association, penned a letter to the country's finance minister this week, asking that the government eliminate duties and tariffs on bicycles in Canada.

Posted in North America
November 17, 2014
 "Super Mario" drew a good crowd to Surf City shop Outspoken Bicycles on Thursday night.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – "Super Mario" is looking to grow his brand's presence in the U.S. market. The former Italian racer Mario Cipollini completed a tour of California shops last week. Joseph Roth, president of Speed Brands, which distributes Mario's namesake Italian-made bikes in the U.S.

Posted in North America

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