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

October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — No matter how you look at it, suppliers who imported bikes lost business through August. Total imports were down almost 2 million bikes, a 15 percent drop in units, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Posted in North America
September 17, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — As Interbike opens Wednesday, Jamis is releasing the news that it has bought the cruiser brand Nirve Sport.

Posted in Industry News
September 12, 2013
A prototype of the crank

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — After nearly 12 months of development and testing, Pacenti Cycle Design has decided not to pursue the high-end crank market with the EE Cycleworks crank design.  

Posted in Product/Tech
September 2, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — If you want your own private label cyclocross or fat bike, Zen just made it a whole lot easier.

Posted in Product/Tech
August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers continue to put on the brakes, cutting bike imports 15 percent over the first half of the year. Though the slowdown is mostly imports of mass-market kid’s bikes, 26-inch imports also are down 9 percent.

Posted in Studies/Reports
August 7, 2013

TEMPLEBOROUGH, UK (BRAIN) — Fat bikes are kid friendly with On-One’s Baby Fatty, a 12-inch frame built around a 24x4-inch wide tire set to go on sale in November for £800 ($1,250).

Posted in Product/Tech
On-One introduces child-sized fat bike
May 22, 2013

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Some Lapierre models this year can be had with its computer-controlled shock system called e:i. Though the system was developed with RockShox, Lapierre holds five patents on the technology and retains exclusive use of the system.

Posted in Product/Tech
From the May 15 issue of BRAIN
May 13, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant sent a note to its retailers last week saying they can continue selling Maestro-equipped mountain bikes without fear of an ongoin

Posted in Industry News
May 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Imports of adult bikes — 24-inch wheel sizes and higher — were up 292,875 bikes over the first quarter in 2012, a 20 percent increase, according to Thursday's release of bicycle import statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
April 26, 2013
From the April 15 issue of BRAIN

APTOS, CA (BRAIN) — There may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for retailers frustrated with creaky, plastic-y, non-serviceable OEM bottom brackets in $8,000 bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech