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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.

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Two guidelines worked out as orientation for specialist retailers

The work group parts replacement on e-bikes and pedelecs worked out and published two explanatory documents on the topics “Pedelec tuning” and “Retrofitting bicycles”. They explain on one page respectively what is actually meant by tuning or retrofitting, the consequences for the respective vehicle as well as the legal consequences to be expected by the dealer and the vehicle user.

Joint initiative supports specialist retailers

The explanatory documents serve the specialist retailers for orientation and allow a competent handling of customer inquiries in this regard.

At the end of 2015 already, the German bicycle association ZIV and the German service and bicycle association VSF in cooperation with Zedler-Institut and the umbrella organization for German industry guilds BIV had published joint guidelines for parts replacement of e-bikes / pedelecs 25. In the past year, the respective guidelines for speed e-bikes / pedelecs up to a pedal assist of 45 kmh/28 mph followed – in cooperation with TUEV Rhineland and

The question what bicycle dealers and workshops are allowed to modify on these vehicles with CE-mark and for which components they have to ask for the approval of the vehicle manufacturers and/or the system providers has now been clearly answered by the guidelines that are to be considered as recommendation to act.

The following associations and companies are involved in the work group parts replacement on e-bikes and pedelecs: The umbrella organization for German industry guilds BIV, TUEV Rheinland,, the German service and bicycle association VSF, Zedler-Institut as well as the German bicycle association ZIV.

Author: Jürgen Wetzstein

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