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

November 12, 2018
Cambodia is the third largest supplier to the U.S., but growing fast.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Cambodia, already the biggest bicycle supplier to the EU, is making up ground in the U.S. market as well due to the recent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

Posted in Industry News
November 8, 2018
PeopleForBikes Foundation and Coalition revenues in recent years.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If ever the industry's nonprofits were in the spotlight, it was in 2018.

Posted in Industry News
October 31, 2018

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory announced Wednesday that it plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from California to it existing offices in Georgia by the end of this year.

Posted in Industry News
The company also announced record sales and plans to move its bike distribution, sales and service to Reno, Nevada.
October 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Kent International and Detroit Bikes have withdrawn a petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission that sought protection from complete bike imports in the form of new tariffs of up to 50 percent.

Posted in Industry News
October 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two domestic bike assemblers are asking the International Trade Commission to look into imposing tariffs of up to 50 percent on imported bikes.

Posted in Industry News
The Section 201 duties would apply to imports from all countries, and are intended to encourage U.S. bike assembly.
October 22, 2018

EXETER, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Kirk Pacenti, the founder of Pacenti Cycle Design, is stepping away from his namesake company as Luke Humphreys, who invested in the

Posted in Industry News
October 17, 2018

BAAR, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Piet van der Velde plans for his new P&A brand to offer stable pricing and margins at the upper end of the price spectrum, and said he aims to provide products worth the price.

Posted in Product/Tech
October 16, 2018
IMBA's revenue and expenses in recent years.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — The loss of Subaru as a corporate sponsor two years ago revealed larger issues at the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Posted in Industry News
October 5, 2018

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Before preteen BMX racers head to the gate at tracks around the world next year, they may hear a new command from the starter: "Show us your feet!"

Posted in Industry News
September 27, 2018
Photo courtesy of Floyd's of Leadville.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Former pro racer Floyd Landis will open three legal marijuana dispensaries here this week, each designed with a cycling theme to appeal to fitness and health-conscious adults.

Posted in Industry News
Floyd's Fine Cannabis will offer recreational marijuana products for the health conscious.

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