All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, technology and safety in the press

The most common safety risks that we come across in our daily work around bicycle safety, technology and operating instructions are also published by us in articles in the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR (Europe's road bike magazine no. 1), BIKE (Europe's mountain bike magazine no. 1), MYBIKE and EMTB in order to make this information, which is important for the industry, available to a wider public.

For many years now, the Eurobike Show Daily, trade fair magazine of the annual Eurobike Show, has also given us the opportunity to publish our view of major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent expert presentations about all areas of bicycle technology and the bicycle market. In addition, we are quoted by further special-interest magazines of the industry and the trade as well as increasingly by radio and television in their media reports, which shows us that we are spot on with our advice. The section "News" informs you about the latest news from our specialist areas. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to areas of interest., 2018/02/06
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Making of MYBIKE test ratings

MYBIKE perform bicycle and pedelec tests in the field as well as in the internal test lab. The selection of the bicycles to be tested is determined by the market presence of brands and models. The objective is to compare bicycles with similar equipment, in order to be able to work out the differences in riding behaviour, equipment and processing.

Measuring, weighing, documenting

Each bicycle is measured and weighed by us, all parts are identified and documented. In the case of pedelecs we additionally record the weight distribution on front and rear wheel which gives information on the riding behaviour of the bicycle. Subsequently, the bicycles are partly dismounted and prepared for the tests on the test stands. The laboratory values are determined on measuring and testing systems of Zedler-Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit.

On the test run

Subsequently, all bicycles are ridden on a test round matching the intended use of the bicycle type to test the drive, the comfort and the riding behaviour. There is a specific rating catalogue for each bicycle type. The results from the laboratory and the riding tests are noted down in a protocol which results in the individual score for the categories mentioned below as well as in the overall rating.

Categories and individual scores

COMFORT Decisive for the riding comfort are handlebars, fittings, suspension elements, tyres and saddle. We judge the quality of the components and the subjective riding impression.

SAFETY The question whether the riding behaviour of the test candidates is safe and troublefree, must be answered by them in intensive riding tests. The stability of bicycles designed to transport luggage is tested by us with and without defined test load on the luggage carrier. The frames and forks of e-bikes are mounted to a specific testing system developed by Zedler-Institut for Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit. In the case of bicycles without e-drive we use the test on the test stand for random tests, if bicycles have a particular behaviour during the test run. In addition, we test and rate the quality of the brake systems and lighting systems.


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Author: Barbara Merz-Weigandt


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