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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

September 19, 2012

Many a mechanic treasures his or her Park Tool three-way hex wrench. The company's gold-plated 50th anniversary wrench might be treasured by anyone with an eye for bling.

Posted in New Products
September 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Thule is shining some of its Interbike spotlight on SportRack, the Canadian rack maker it bought in 2006.

Posted in North America
September 19, 2012

American road racing phenom Taylor Phinney won a silver medal in the time trial Wednesday wearing some unusual Giro shoes that the company, by coincidence, is introducing to U.S. retailers here at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech
The story behind worlds silver medalist Taylor Phinney's Giro shoes
September 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Hawley announced on Wednesday, the first day of the Interbike Expo, that it is now distributing O2 Cycling products to U.S. retailers.

Posted in North America
September 18, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV(BRAIN) — Showers Pass co-president Ed Dalton has sold his interest in the Portland-based cycling apparel maker to business partner and co-president Kyle Ranson, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
September 18, 2012

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — David Fee is returning to Yakima Products after a roughly one-year absence from the company.

Posted in North America
Fee returns to brand to manage US and Canadian operations
September 18, 2012

MENDHAM, N.J.  (BRAIN) — The owner of Van Dessel, a small bike brand best known on the East Coast for it cyclocross bikes, is looking for an investing partner or a buyer.

Posted in North America
September 18, 2012

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has appointed Bill Yetman as its new executive director. Yetman is replacing Janet O'Connell-Bauer, who is moving on after 12 years with the association.

Posted in North America
BTAC appoints Bill Yetman executive director
September 18, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Polar is introducing a new all-in-one training computer that includes GPS and heart rate functions. Polar claims it's one of the lightest and slimmest integrated GPS training devices on the market.

Posted in Product/Tech
September 18, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — August sales at independent bicycle dealers were up 6 percent over the same month last year, marking the biggest August in at least four years, according to preliminary data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Topline RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Retail News
Record-setting year likely, according to BPSA/Leisure Trends data.

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