Matt Wiebe

Matt Wiebe

Matt is one of the magazine’s original editors, penning his first article in BRAIN’s second edition in 1992. With a penchant for obscure parts, frames and brands, Matt ended up as the technical editor. He also had more bikes and bike parts in his garage than all the other editors combined. Matt said he’s looking forward to his 30-year sabbatical at the company and hopes to spend some of that “free” time walking around Interbike and checking out the goods instead of writing copy for the Show Daily.

Matt works from an office in Santa Fe. Mailing address:

369 Montezuma #248
Santa Fe, NM 87501

All articles by Matt Wiebe

December 18, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Hustling to respond to a serious recall, SRAM is sending out its cable-activated BB7 brake calipers and cable-pull levers so dealers can retrofit customers with recalled hydraulic disc brakes.

Posted in Recalls
December 16, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Trek in a suit filed by suspension designer Dave Weagle.

Judge William Conley ruled Friday that Trek does not infringe on Weagle's patent for the Split Pivot suspension.

Posted in Industry News
November 7, 2013
The BOS Deville fork

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BOS Suspension forks and shocks have been some of Europe’s most desired suspension components, but unless you ordered from Europe you were not going to ride them.

Posted in Product/Tech
November 6, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hearing from dealers that Chain Reaction or Wiggle is offering products below wholesale is not a phone call any supplier wants to field.

Posted in International
November 6, 2013
MicroShift's mountain bike shifter test machine.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Being a viable alternative to Shimano is not easy for the small Taiwanese company MicroShift.

Posted in Product/Tech
November 4, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Johnny Lin has been busy since returning to the family business in 2010.

Posted in International
September 18, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — As Interbike opens Wednesday, Jamis is releasing the news that it has bought the cruiser brand Nirve Sport.

Posted in Industry News
September 12, 2013
A prototype of the crank

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — After nearly 12 months of development and testing, Pacenti Cycle Design has decided not to pursue the high-end crank market with the EE Cycleworks crank design.  

Posted in Product/Tech
September 2, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — If you want your own private label cyclocross or fat bike, Zen just made it a whole lot easier.

Posted in Product/Tech
August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers continue to put on the brakes, cutting bike imports 15 percent over the first half of the year. Though the slowdown is mostly imports of mass-market kid’s bikes, 26-inch imports also are down 9 percent.

Posted in Studies/Reports