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., 2014/11/26 and RadMarkt 01/2015
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Legislation and technology: dealer training by Stevens

120 dealers attended the second Stevens dealer training this year at the Holiday Inn Elbbrücken in Hamburg. The main issues during the two days were the current legal situation and the technical characteristics of pedelecs.

"Our dealers are highly informed about state-of-the-art bicycle technology. In our daily contact, however, we noticed a need of information in technical and current legislative issues relating to pedelec handling", states Marco Wolint, Stevens service manager, who had organized the training.

The answers to the dealers were delivered by the Stevens suppliers Bosch, Busch und Müller as well as Fallbrook/NuVinic. The legal issues were treated in lectures of Thomas Rohr of TÜV Rheinland and of bicycle expert Dirk Zedler whose Zedler – Institut for Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit GmbH has been in collaboration with the Hamburg bicycle manufacturers for years. He explained with descriptive practical examples what the CE-marking on pedelecs means in practise for the bicycle dealers.

Changes and new regulations for S-pedelecs resulting from an EU regulation dated 2013 "on the authorization and market surveillance of two or three-wheel and four-wheel vehicles" were treated by Thomas Rohr.

Marco Wolint presented the Stevens service concept in detail and informed about the carbon recycling and the crash-replacement program of the company. Additional information was delivered on the proper handling of rechargeable batteries and the inquiries of trade supervisory authorities that examine pedelecs increasingly.

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