Stephen Frothingham

Steve is in his second stint at BRAIN. He was here at the beginning in 1992 while still working for a bike shop in Santa Fe, N.M. He wrote several articles for BRAIN's first issue and later joined the staff, eventually becoming managing editor and then executive editor.

After leaving BRAIN in 1997 he worked for several news organizations including The Associated Press and VeloNews before rejoining BRAIN as web editor in 2011.

He is based in Longmont, Colorado, and is an enthusiastic (and slow) road, mountain bike and cyclocross rider.

All articles by Stephen Frothingham

July 21, 2017

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance. The company even offers a theft replacement warranty to help make potential customers in high theft areas more confident about investing in a new bike.

Posted in North America
July 20, 2017

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades.

Posted in North America
July 19, 2017

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two start-up bike industry brands each are taking inspiration from a popular blogger who promotes frugality and simple living, including a "bad-ass" lifestyle that involves lots of bike riding.

Posted in North America
June 22, 2017
Cox talks to an outdoor industry journalist after the panel discussion.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The election of Donald Trump contributed to the outdoor industry's decision to move its major trade show out of Utah after 21 years in the state, two state officials told journalists Wednesday.

Posted in North America
June 21, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Bag Balm has been a Vermont-made solution for cows’ chapped udders for more than 100 years. And for ages, in-the-know folks have used it to moisturize and protect their hands and for other non-bovine applications, including as a chamois cream.

Posted in Product/Tech
May 5, 2017

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle said Friday that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Philadelphia-area bike shop chain Bike Line. The company announced the new partnership at a Bike Line staff meeting Friday morning.

Posted in Retail News
April 24, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Three former Guru Cycles employees, including Guru founder Tony Giannascoli, have launched a new titanium bike brand called T-LAB and a carbon frame repair business, Cycle Fx.

Posted in North America
April 21, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta is making bikes again, with two projects in the works: One small and one semi-big.

Posted in North America
March 1, 2017
An image from one of SRAM's patents involved in its suit against Fox.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Fox Factory and SRAM are battling in courts in Illinois and California over several patent infringement suits involving the companies' brands. Fox Factory told investors Wednesday that the litigation cost the company $2.75 million last year.

Posted in North America
February 27, 2017

ESTAVAYER-le-LAC, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Professional Cyclists Association is threatening to take legal action against the UCI for resuming a disc brake trial in the pro peloton.

Posted in International
UPDATED: WFSGI says its unlikely recent incident was caused by a disc rotor.

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