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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June 4, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — While some suppliers have been scratching their heads, wondering where they will set up their booth come September for the Interbike trade show, organizers assured them that the final floor plan for the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be released in mid-June.

Posted in North America
May 22, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group. 

Posted in North America
May 20, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Benjamin Cox says that sourcing a line of accessories from Taiwanese, Chinese and Vietnamese manufacturers for his single-location store is a big investment of capital and time.

Posted in Retail News
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN
April 18, 2013
The Rox 10.0

MALLORCA, Spain (BRAIN) — Sigma is taking aim at the enthusiast market with its first GPS-equipped bike computer that also uses the widely adopted ANT+ protocol to read data from external sensors and power meters.

Posted in International
German brand makes leap into GPS; adds power meter compatibility with flagship Rox 10.0 model.
April 2, 2013
Cratoni's Lennarz-Kellner at the Taipei Cycle Show. Photo: Lynette Carpiet

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — German helmet maker Cratoni is taking a second stab in the U.S. The company recently announced plans to re-enter the already crowded lid market in North America, teaming up with SKS USA, which will be its exclusive distributor.

Posted in International
February 22, 2013
February 2013 BRAIN cover

Editor's note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in North America
From the magazine
February 10, 2013

SEAL BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Two and a half years ago Brian Ballard bought his first Pedego electric bike.

Posted in Retail News
February 7, 2013
Pull Magazine

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has hired Jason “Shooter” McGuire as editor and photographer of Pull Magazine, which goes out to the race association’s more than 65,000 members. 

Posted in Industry News
January 24, 2013
From the January issue of BRAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — While the industry’s three prominent advocacy groups decided to continue to work independently last August, the merger talks forced each to evaluate funding and internal resources. The failed unification brought to light a need to refocus priorities, said Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong.

Posted in North America
From the magazine
January 14, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) – Some 200 people gathered at Specialized’s headquarters in Morgan Hill, California, on Saturday night for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s annual awards.

Posted in North America