All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, technology and safety in the press

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest., 2019/03/07
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Test institute Zedler expands testing facilities on their premises

About half a year ago the impressive new company building of Zedler-Institut opened officially (...). But the wheel keeps on turning; that of owner Dirk Zedler, as well, who continues to invest in his test institute and his equipment. Most recent example: a third test lab that was put into operation recently.

New roller type test stand in third test lab

The testing systems of the category safety, for ex. the new pedal and bell testing systems as well as a roller type test stand for wheels, are located in the new lab. In this lab the high internal standards of the test institute were also implemented just like in the already existing test labs. According to Zedler, these are namely constant climatic conditions, high load carrying capacity and vibration reduction of the floor as well as bright radiant LED illumination for crack detection.

The new testing systems were also developed in-house and Zedler states that their range of functions would cover of course the relevant standards. They would also offer the possibility to perform tests according to the intended purpose of use that may go far beyond the tests specified in the standards. According to Zedler, experience had shown that often enough the natures of loss which are known from thousands of analysed failures on the road or in the terrain could only be reproduced with supplementary test procedures.

Author: Jürgen Wetzstein
Foto: Zedler-Institut

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