All about bicycles, pedelecs, technology and safety in the press

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest.

BIKE 09/2002

Baby on board

Taking your children for a bike ride? BIKE tested some ways to take your little darling on a ride that is fun for everyone.

Seats over the back wheel are said to be safer as they affect ride comfort less than front seats. Most accidents happen, however, when putting the child into and out of the seat! Just for a short moment, you do not pay attention, the bike falls over because of the onesided weight distribution and the child falls on head and back. A stable two-legged kick-stand therefore is a must.

Bike expert Dirk Zedler is very critical when it comes to childrens’ seats: "They can hardly be mounted on today’s mountainbikes. On carriers – only possible with hardtails – the child gets all the bumps unfiltered. Often the clamps squash the thin aluminium tubes or the seat tube is too unstable. Another disadvantage: Children often fall asleep on bike rides and then hang obliquely in their seats." Therefore also Zedler recommends bike trailers.

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