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.

RadMarkt Spezial, 09/2016
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For they know what they do

With regard to the pedelec modification issue there is still a knowledge gap in the specialist trade. Many retailers know what they are allowed to do and are familiar with the consequences, others are not yet really aware of this issue. We explain further below the points to be taken into account. In addition, we will go into another topic, the retrofitting of normal bicycles into e-bikes.

What can be stated in general is that the issue is manageable, but care must be taken. Experts in technology expect risks for specialist shops which have changed the fittings of e-bikes without observing the rules.


The list of replacement parts was developed to answer the questions realistically and with the necessary technical care. It was worked out by the German manufacturers association (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband - ZIV) and the German retailers and workshops association (Verbund Service und Fahrrad - VSF/ Bundesinnungsverband - BIV) together with the renowned test institute Zedler. The initiators state: “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.”


Author: Michael Bollschweiler

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