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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., 2013/01/23
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Four different categories

Test institute Zedler will be awarding own test seals

Since the end of last year, the Zedler institute has issued test seals for successfully passed tests of mountain bike, road racing, trekking and pedelec frames and components. The new test seals will be awarded in four categories which are classified according to the requirements of the different safety tests.

A successfully passed EN or basic test is awarded with the seal in grey. 

Bronze is issued to customers for the fulfilment of the stricter advanced requirements.

Silver will be awarded for advanced plus tests. This category was introduced to meet higher loads acting on some bicycle types, such as mountain bikes and pedelecs.

Gold is awarded to products which have successfully passed the "multiload" test requirements. "Multiload" stands for block program tests reflecting, according to Zedler, reality much clearer than common single-step tests do, e.g. the EN standard. Multiload is already available for handlebars-stems and for seat posts.

Managing director Dirk Zedler looks ahead to the future: "In consideration of the latest research results we are currently working on offering multiload also for forks and frames in the near future".

Customers who have ordered tests at the Zedler company in 2012 and want the respective seals for their products, obtain the seals customized with their brand name and type.

Author: Jürgen Wetzstein

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