Lynette Carpiet

Lynette Carpiet

Lynette has been at BRAIN since 2005, first as managing editor. Before joining the magazine, she was an editor and writer for another trade publishing house in Southern California for close to five years. In addition to road riding, she’s an avid scuba diver, a hobby that has allowed her to explore more remote and exotic parts of the world. A California native who graduated from the University of California at Irvine with an English degree, she currently resides in bike-friendly Long Beach with her husband, who recently took up cycling.

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July 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it would assess an additional 10 percent tariff on up to $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Posted in Industry News
The latest round targets hundreds of imports and includes many bicycle products and components.
June 15, 2018

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — What are the room rates for Interbike attendees at block hotels? What does it cost to eat in Reno? What are the transportation options? How far are host hotels from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center?

Posted in Retail News
Guide will ship with BRAIN's July 15 issue.
April 12, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — A potential buyer may breathe new life into popular bike rental platform Spinlister, which announced last month that it would shut down. The tech company has received multiple offers from companies interested in acquiring its assets, according to CEO Marcelo Loureiro.

Posted in Industry News
March 29, 2018

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Under its new parent, Accell Group, Beeline Bikes is mapping out aggressive growth plans both domestically and internationally. In a call with Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, Accell North America CEO John Short said the goal is for Beeline to operate in 30 U.S. cities by end of year and 60 by end of 2019.

Posted in Retail News
March 28, 2018

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized will increase wholesale and suggested retail prices on select 2018 model year bikes starting on April 15. The company announced the change in a recent letter emailed to its dealers.

Posted in Industry News
March 13, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (BRAIN) — Mechanics across the country are reporting that bikes brought in for service or assembly are coming spec’d with knock-off components. Often, customers bring the bikes in new in the box and mechanics are having trouble setting them up to work properly.

Posted in Industry News
Mechanics say Shinano, Shimona and SunRun components are showing up on bikes bought online.
March 1, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Five days after Mountain Equipment Co-Op publicly acknowledged that thousands of members had asked it to stop selling Vista-owned outdoor and bike brands, the Canadian retailer said Thursday morning that it is suspending further orders and selling through existing inventory.

Posted in Industry News
UPDATED: Canadian co-op carries five of Vista's brands. Meanwhile, Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak each address call for boycott on their websites.
February 26, 2018
An image tweeted by @skibums supporting the Vista Outdoors boycott

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The debate over gun control in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school has sent rippling waves that have reached the bike industry.

Posted in Industry News
February 14, 2018
About 1,400 retail attendees were counted on the first day of CABDA.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten told the crowd at the industry party Wednesday night that he’s taking the regional show to other markets soon.

Posted in Industry News
Exhibitors happy with new venue, foot traffic.
February 14, 2018
Stanfill and Kallista at CABDA.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) – The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is talking up its new certification program for members at the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealer Association Show this week, where PBMA president James Stanfill and PBMA board member Jenny Kallista from Appalachian Bicycle Institute are manning a booth.

Posted in Retail News
Mechanic association promotes new program at CABDA.

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