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 26, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike is opening its door to the public next September, but just a crack. Organizers are testing the concept of a restricted consumer day where consumers would pay $50 in advance and register through local dealers before getting a badge as a retail VIP guest. 

Posted in North America
November 1, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In announcing the hire of Jenn Dice, a longtime IMBA staffer and face for the trail advocacy group in Washington, D.C., Bikes Belong has set the wheels turning on a new initiative that it’s calling the Bohm Strategy Center.

Posted in North America
October 23, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — With 50 percent chance of rain and expected afternoon showers, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will likely get a little wet today as they embark on a three-day tour of bike shops in Portland, Oregon. 

Posted in Retail News
October 1, 2012
A drawing of Park' Tool's new building

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — After 15 years in its current location, Park Tool is moving to larger digs. The Minnesota bike tool maker recently broke ground on a new factory and warehouse that it will build up over the fall and have up and running by January.

Posted in North America
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
September 4, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Italian component brand Deda Elementi is entering a new product category — wheels.

The company showed three new wheelsets at Eurobike that have been two years in the making and designed with input from sponsored riders.

Posted in New Products
August 31, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Business and advocacy leaders gathered at the first Advocacy Summit held at Eurobike Thursday to discuss how to unlock 6 billion euros of government funding for new cycling infrastructure to stimulate bicycle sales in a stagnant market.

Posted in International
August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Look unveiled its new S-Track mountain bike pedal to the press Wednesday morning. The pedal, named S-Track for single track, is targeted to a wide range of riders from cross-country to all-mountain and enduro.

Posted in New Products
August 28, 2012

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—At a press conference Tuesday during Demo Day, Fox unveiled a smartphone app to help riders set up their front and rear suspension. The free app is designed to work with all of Fox’s 2013 shocks. It will be available for the Android, iPhone and iPad as early as next week.

Posted in Product/Tech
July 27, 2012

Editor's note: This article first ran in the July 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America
July 22, 2012

BIELLA, Italy (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012 —Vittoria Cycling Shoes has bolstered its in-house engineering and design team as it prepares to launch its first helmet and eyewear lines at this year’s fall trade shows.

Posted in New Products