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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

August 29, 2012
Mike Cooper

DRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — They are not particularly compact or cute, nor do they feature racing stripes. But the Cooper bicycle line has some strong connections to the Mini Cooper automobiles, starting with the bike brand's founders, the Cooper family.

Posted in International
August 28, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—When it comes to bicycles, the Dutch know how to treat themselves.

Posted in Studies/Reports
August 24, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Posted in Industry News
August 23, 2012

Except in Flomax commercials, Baby Boomers no longer drive the U.S. bike market, but an upcoming generation may help produce another bike boom like the one that bell-bottomed Boomers created in 1970s.

Posted in Studies/Reports
August 21, 2012
Leslie Bohm

Leslie Bohm, who devoted his career to cycling and to helping independent bike shops compete with larger vendors, died Monday evening after several years of fighting cancer. He was 59.

Posted in North America
August 20, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)A federal court in Texas has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Anti-doping Agency's jurisdiction in charging Armstrong with doping.

Posted in Industry News
August 17, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's highest court will hear arguments in November on a case involving a mountain town's ordinance banning bikes from a once-popular cycling route.

Posted in North America
August 14, 2012

Mountain bikers debate Strava’s impact on rider behavior

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)Not long ago, Scot Nicol, the founder of Ibis, was pedaling through a park near his home when he saw a friend coming the other way on the trail.

Posted in Industry News
On mountain bike trails riders trying to set a KOM risk more than their own life and limb. Some fear they risk the safety of other trail users and jeopardize trail access.
August 9, 2012

Dorel Industries, the owner of Cannondale, Schwinn, GT and other bike brands, is reporting that unfavorable currency conditions reduced earnings in its bike division by about $2.5 million in its second quarter.

Posted in North America
August 8, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — "Think big, act small," is the buzz phrase at Alchemy Bicycle Company, a small builder that's carving out a niche in the area where high-performance racing bikes and custom, handmade craftsmanship overlap.

Posted in North America

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