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., 2016/07/11 and 08/2016
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Associations update guidelines for e-bike modifications

At the end of 2015 already, the German bicycle associations ZIV and VSF published together with Zedler-Institut and the Federal Guild Association (BIV) joint guidelines for the replacement of e-bike parts. These are now available in a revised, updated version.

The guidelines (...) aim at German bicycle dealers and workshops and serve as recommendations for pedelec components (models up to 25 kmh) that can be modified at their’s own discretion and other components for which they need the manufacturer’s release.

According to the associations, there is agreement between the industry, the trade and the craft that these recommendations represent a very important contribution to product safety. This is a point which was confirmed by the absolutely positive feedback of the addressees after the first publication.

Nevertheless, there were further suggestions and ideas for improvement given by all interested parties. These were now taken into account and adopted in a revised version of the guidelines.


Author: Jo Beckendorff/ZIV

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