All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, 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.

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Here you can read the major facts about the MYBIKE test procedures for bicycles and e-bikes

MYBIKE perform bicycle and pedelec tests in the field as well as in the internal test lab. Each bicycle is measured and weighed by us, all parts are identified and documented. In the case of pedelecs we also record the weight distribution on front and rear wheel which gives information on the riding behaviour of the bicycle. The laboratory values are determined on measuring and testing systems of Zedler-Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit.

Subsequently, a test run is made with all bicycles on a standardized test round 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 following categories as well as in the overall rating.

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

SAFETY Especially in the case of bicycles designed to transport luggage we test riding behaviour and stability with and without defined test load on the luggage carrier. The frames and forks of e-bikes are mounted to a specific testing system of Zedler-Institut. In addition, we test and rate the quality of the brake and lighting systems.


Author: MYBIKE

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