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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

October 25, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As noted in the BikeBrain app review earlier this week, there are many mobile apps that turn your smart phone into a really fancy bike computer.

Posted in Product/Tech
Who can resist having the Queen of England tell you how far you've ridden?
October 22, 2012
The app produces an interactive Google map

BikeBrain is one of the many, many apps that turns your iPhone into a very powerful (if somewhat large) wireless bike computer. But it has one feature we haven't encountered elsewhere.

Posted in Product/Tech
The first in our series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps
October 22, 2012
The Froth cockpit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — BicycleRetailer.com is going to publish a series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps in the coming days.

Posted in Product/Tech
October 17, 2012

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation on Wednesday, hours before several long-time sponsors severed ties with Armstrong, who has been slapped with a lifetime suspension from competition for doping.

Posted in Industry News
Trek, Giro, Nike, Anheuser Busch and Honey Stinger distance themselves from the banned racer, who stepped down from his foundation.
October 16, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is licensing carbon spoke intellectual property from Topolino for some new products to be introduced next year, the companies announced Tuesday. Topolino is ending sales of its bike wheels to focus on its wheelchair wheels.

Posted in North America
October 3, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale has dropped one of its non-U.S. distributors that Cannondale said sold some of its bikes to the Costco warehouse chain. 

Posted in International
September 25, 2012
The Rapha section at Mellow Johnny's.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Rapha clothing is carefully expanding its brick-and-mortar retail network in the U.S., even as it ends sales to online retailers.

Posted in North America
September 24, 2012
Turn's hollow carbon crank

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Praxis, a fast-growing maker of cold-forged chainrings, is planning to enter the crank market with its Turn line. The company is tooling up to offer the road cranks for the 2014 model year and will meet with OEMs at November's Taichung Bike Week, a key show for OE spec.

Posted in North America
Praxis’ sister brand eyes 2014 spec
September 24, 2012
The Thule Sprint fork mount attachment.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Thule introduced a new $250 fork-mount bike attachment at Interbike. The Sprint model includes a clamp with an automatic torque adjustment, a telescoping wheel tray for hatchback clearance and road-shock insulators.

Posted in New Products
September 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — With its new products, marketing and staffing, Bell is aiming to recapture its past relevancy with the action sports scene.

Executives at the Bell helmet division of Easton-Bell Sports have completed a two-year effort at re-engineering the brand.

Posted in North America

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