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

August 25, 2014
A Swiss Giro distributor explains MIPS to a retailer Wednesday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — BRG Sports has made a minority investment in the Swedish company that developed the MIPS helmet technology, which is used by several helmet brands including POC and Scott Sports.

Posted in Product/Tech
July 3, 2014
It's not over for the LUG.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — will offer live interactive text coverage of the Tour de France for the third year.

Posted in International
May 28, 2014
The report is available for free download from the League website.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — For years, friendly bike advocates have re-assured nervous newbies that — despite their fears — it's very rare for bikes to get hit from behind by cars or trucks. Turns out, maybe the newbies have reason to be nervous.

Posted in North America
The League takes a look at how American bicyclists die.
May 1, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — It’s possible, in some distant future, that an e-commerce customer support specialist with literary and dramatic aspirations will write a stage musical set in her cube farm.

Posted in Retail News
April 23, 2014
Chris Tutton

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Tutton, the new owner of the Easton cycling business, says that under his ownership the brand will get back to its roots as a scrappy, entrepreneurial business.

Posted in North America
April 23, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Say goodbye to those public quarterly earnings reports and investor conference calls from Easton-Bell Sports. The termination of those reports is just one of the several changes resulting from the company's sell-off of its Easton-branded businesses.

Posted in North America
March 17, 2014

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Start-up Canadian bike brand No. 22 Bicycle Company has hired four former employees of Saratoga Frameworks, which closed last week, and plans to open a production facility in upstate New York.

Posted in North America
March 14, 2014
The Fuji Saratoga model.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International says it contacted the operator of Saratoga Frameworks last year to object to its use of the Saratoga trademark.

Posted in North America
March 13, 2014

SARATOGA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Saratoga Frameworks, a custom and contract frame maker that operated out of the former Serotta factory in upstate New York, has closed.

Posted in North America
March 13, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Bob Stapleton, the former owner and manager of the Highroad pro cycling team, has purchased the intellectual property of the Mad Fiber Wheel company in a bankruptcy auction for $31,000, according to court filings.

Posted in North America