Matt Wiebe

Matt Wiebe

Matt is one of the magazine’s original editors, penning his first article in BRAIN’s second edition in 1992. With a penchant for obscure parts, frames and brands, Matt ended up as the technical editor. He also had more bikes and bike parts in his garage than all the other editors combined. Matt said he’s looking forward to his 30-year sabbatical at the company and hopes to spend some of that “free” time walking around Interbike and checking out the goods instead of writing copy for the Show Daily.

Matt works from an office in Santa Fe. Mailing address:

369 Montezuma #248
Santa Fe, NM 87501

All articles by Matt Wiebe

January 19, 2018
Gravel bikes gave the industry a boost in 2017.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new report shows the value of bikes shipped last year was down just 1 percent from 2016 due to higher average price; the number of bikes shipped was the lowest in a decade.

Posted in Studies/Reports
BPSA releases year-end wholesale sale data.
January 2, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The bike market jumped 7 percent in November as supplier shipments rose by $5.1 million compared with the same month in 2016.

Posted in Studies/Reports
High-end business sees a big monthly jump at wholesale.
December 19, 2017

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — After a strong year that saw a big increase in dealers and sales, Van Dessel is moving operations into a new space inside Kent International's 60,000-square-foot warehouse in Parsippany. 

Posted in Industry News
November 28, 2017
Photo courtesy of Pacenti Cycle Design.

MCDONALD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Kirk Pacenti has two new partners at Pacenti Cycle Design — Duncan Lloyd and Luke Humphreys — and a new focus the brand's own expanded product line, showcased on a new website that launched recently.

Posted in Industry News
October 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Dealers rushing to see the latest from their suppliers will not have to deal with consumer crowds at the Philly Bike Expo. For this year's show, Nov. 4-5, doors will open at 8 a.m. with the first two hours of the day reserved for dealers only. Consumers will be allowed in at 10 a.m.

Posted in North America
September 18, 2017

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Imagine Interbike being the least expensive and best way to meet up with your dealer base and reach out to new dealers.

Imagine year after year making good contacts at the show, writing pre-orders and finding people interested in what you have on offer.

Posted in North America
August 31, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Every time someone from Google mentions how difficult it is for its autonomous cars to avoid cyclists on the road, the industry collectively shudders.

Posted in Product/Tech
August 31, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental hopes to jump ahead of its mid-drive competitors Bosch and Brose with the launch of its 48V system that combines a gearbox and electric motor into a package not much larger than current motor-only mid-drive systems. 

Posted in Product/Tech
August 30, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The launch of Pivot's Shimano STEPS-powered electric mountain bike, the Shuttle, was so successful that the company has ordered another production run as it is already halfway through its first batch of bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech
August 29, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Riders are generating data on Strava and COBI or riding with smart connected devices like See.Sense and Garmin, but data is collected in many different ways and stored in various locations.

Posted in International

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