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

November 19, 2012
Free Wheeling by Lewis Tardy

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If you dream about how Lewis Tardy’s Free Wheeling or one of the other SRAM Part Sculptures you saw at Interbike would look in your home or shop, now is your chance to buy.

Posted in North America
November 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — 2012 bike imports reached 14.4 million through September, a 29 percent increase over last year. Suppliers have continued bringing in substantially more kid’s bikes than last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
November 7, 2012

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Fox sales over the first nine months of the year hit $179.3 million, up $28.8 million from last year. Over the same period, sister company CamelBak saw sales of $121.1 million, $6.4 million over last year, according to financial data released by parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings.

Posted in North America
November 2, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Wholesale sales to bike shops climbed by 6 percent during the first nine months of the year, while unit shipments were up 3 percent, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association’s September report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
November 1, 2012

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Growing sales in North America and Asia boosted Shimano’s sales over the first nine months of the year to $2.3 billion (182.7 billion Yen), compared to $2 billion (161.6 billion Yen) over the same period last year.

Posted in International
October 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Imports through August are up 29 percent overall, reaching 12,470,453 bikes, 2.8 million more bikes than 2011, which was the lowest year for imports in more than a decade.

Posted in Studies/Reports
October 15, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — IMBA had no trouble finding 150 riders for its final bomb down the Winsor Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest on Saturday, the last day of the association’s World Summit here.

Posted in North America
October 10, 2012
The author on Santa Fe's Dale Ball trail Wednesday. Photo: Steve Frothingham

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — IMBA expects close to 400 people will attend today’s opening of its 2012 World Summit here at the city's convention center. The summit, including a variety of seminars and group rides, runs through Saturday. 

Posted in North America
October 8, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Kelly Cook was getting her Trunk Lock ready for the market, but could not swing the expense of attending Interbike. The situation was the same for Orlando Baker, who was launching a bike line but found the trip to Las Vegas prohibitively expensive.

Posted in North America
September 21, 2012
Salsa's titanium Warbird

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — What is a gravel bike, and why would anyone want one?

Posted in Product/Tech
From the October issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News