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. 2018/11/16
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Seat post test in TOUR 12/2018: Test set-up and types of damage

Our extensive seat post tests in TOUR 12/2018 brought to light the weak points of many test samples. Details as to the test set-up and evidence of all types of damage are given further below.

First the candidates passed a lighter endurance load test in accordance with the ISO standard. The samples that did not pass this test with more than one sample were excluded from evaluation.

The following load spectrum was passed by new test samples of the candidates. It was developed by test institute Zedler and TOUR and assumes higher, but realistic loads on the basis of real data measurements. For this test load is partly applied in the front area during the load cycle simulating the case that the cyclist sits on the saddle nose when a shock occurs.
Nearly all seat posts showed some kind of defect during or after the harder TOUR endurance test. The Specialized and Syntace seat posts were the only ones that passed the test without problems. Most defects however have a non-critical course and are repairable; therefore the seat posts were marked after all. No more than a few of them were affected by safety-related failures.

Read the entire article here.


Author: Jens Klötzer


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