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.

velobiz, autumn 2007
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Trekking bikes on "Kabel 1": Debacle for cheap bicycle

Comment on TV report

If there was one thing to criticize the report for broadcasted in "Magazin K1" on last Thursday, then it would have been the date of broadcasting, i.e. in autumn when the bicycle season is nearing its end.

As the 15-minute long and detailed test report thoroughly explained the audience with the help of the bicycle expert (…) Dirk Zedler the problems of a cheap bicycle from a do-it-yourself store. At the same time several tests revealed the strong points of a solid trekking bike from a specialist shop and that of a high-end sports trekking bike. The bicycles tested were the two specialist brands Conway and Simplon as well as the DIY-store bike for 169.00 EURO marked with the label Mc Kenzie.

The DIY-store bicycle clearly lost in all three categories riding comfort, bicycle components and brake performance, so that the report strongly advised against buying such a bicycle, i.e. a clear vote for the specialised trade in prime time.

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