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Zedler-Institut has been elaborating sample versions of user manuals for more than twenty years. The two most widespread manuals recently got a comprehensive update. The "Basic" user manual with brand neutral layout and contents as well as the "Brand Basic" user manual with customer-specific cover were brought up to date in terms of bicycle technology. The road bike version, for example, was complemented with thru-axle instructions. The mountain bike manual was updated with a new chapter on the adjustment, use and maintenance of vario seatposts. The e-bike manual was supplemented by information on new drive systems. In addition, all contents were updated legally in consideration of legislative changes for bicycles and e-bikes in countries, such as Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain or Great Britain.
With their "Basic" user manuals Zedler-Institut offer legal certainty and a welcome service in particular for smaller manufacturers.
"Our manuals fulfil all necessary requirements and release our customers from liability in legal issues", says Petra Grunewald, Head of Technical Documentation at Zeder-Institut. In the past years the "Basic" and "Brand Basic" user manuals were printed for more than 100 customers with a total print run of more than 1.4 million copies. Zedler-Institut deliver the "Basic" user manuals in six languages starting from quantities of 50 pieces. According to the Ludwigsburg experts, all versions for mountain bikes, city/trekking bikes, kids’ bikes, BMX bikes and road racing bikes as well as the supplementary instructions for e-bikes are available in Germany ex warehouse within about four working days. "Brand Basic" user manuals are shipped within about four working weeks upon release by the customer to the specified destination.