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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.

SAZbike 04/2016
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"That’s scrap and a real safety risk"

The German TV channel NDR carefully examined four bicycles from the discount store for their program "Markt" broadcast on April 18, 2016. The results are appalling:

Poor brakes, broken handlebars, slipped rim tapes, loose stems, wobbling wheels. The tests of the bicycles bought at the German supermarket chains Aldi, Hagebau, Lidl and Real conducted by bicycle expert Dirk Zedler had negative results. "Such stuff must not be put on the market. They are an absolute safety risk," recognizes Zedler more than once.

Hagebau showed a reaction, stopped the sale and initiated a recall due to broken handlebars. Whereas Lidl also stopped the sale of the tested Prophete bicycle, Aldi ignored the request concerning a broken handlebar. The manufacturers of the bicycles sold by Real, probably Mifa, stated that the defects were due to transport damage.

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