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. 2019/03/15
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No fear of new markets - Zedler manuals in new languages

It may sound hard and for 20 years now there has been no doubt about the fact that the legislation for consumer protection is the same in all countries of the EU. It is in particular the Product Liability and the Product Safety Act as well as the Machinery Directive mandatory for e-bikes that require unambiguously comprehensive consumer information in national language.

Five additional languages, i.e. Croatian, Czech, Finnish, Swedish and Polish, supplement the portfolio of Zedler-Institut manuals that can be supplied within a few days. Just like our long-standing successful models English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and of course German the manuals available are standard-compliant and CE compatible for the bicycle categories pedelec, e-MTB, city/trekking bike, youth bike, mountain bike, road bike, toy bicycle and BMX.

Cross out your own effort from your to-do-list
Particularly in the case of pedelecs and e-MTBs the authorities do not show mercy: No manual, no conformity, no CE mark and thus no (legal) sale. With the manuals often awarded test winner and numerous times positively checked by market surveillance authorities all over Europe you are on the safe side when it comes to meeting legal terms and to you being released from liability.

We know that a market entry is expensive. For this reason we offer the manuals of our three individualisation categories Basic, Brand Basic and Individual in small quantities already and partly immediately ex warehouse. As a result, this essential part of your international activities does not require any relevant expenditure of time from your side.

Small quantities – minor invest
Your financial invest remains small, because we have already had our manuals translated by native speakers with a high affinity to bicycles, created printable files and checked them in many countries. You determine the quantity, we supply to your line within a few days.

What about the exotic languages?
Since the first manual for the contents of which we were fully responsible was printed in 1996 we have built up an own network of translators. For “our” natives terms like front derailleur or headset have nothing to do with “derailing” or “a pair of headphones”.

For customers with bigger quantities and worldwide market presence we have meanwhile supplied our manuals in more than 40 languages in more than 70 countries. Get in touch with our team of the Technical Documentation, we have got the tailor-made solution for you!


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