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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.

Velototal.de 01/2011

Shimano have retested latest brake technology

ICE technology is top class - Due to a total brake failure in the German mountain bike magazine BIKE, Shimano have requested the well-known testing institute "velotech.de" to carry out additional tests. Has the Japanese global player the intention of bedding in a magazine?

COMPANY: ZEDLER - INSTITUT FUR FAHRRADTECHNIK UND -SICHERHEIT GMBH

THE BRAKE TEST IN THE BIKE MAGAZINE REVEALED A TOTAL FAILURE OF THE XTR ICE TECH-BRAKE. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT THIS RESULT?

Dirk Zedler, graduate engineer:

I myself was not present when the tests of BIKE and Velotech.de were carried out, but I’ve inspected the test reports of both tests. What is more, I know the BIKE test stand very well and was involved in the analysis of the laboratory measurement report. The fact that BIKE ascertained the failures on the test stand as well as in practice, supports their findings. The tests at Velotech were carried out about 5 months after the tests at BIKE. That means that the products are not necessarily comparable. Further target-oriented discussions are only reasonable, if the materials of the brakes under test of both test stand examinations will have been inspected. If it turns out that the aluminium cores of all „sandwich rotors“ are identic in quantity, and only then, the discussions about the test procedure can be continued. I’m of course open for further discussions on reasonable test standards.

Author: Sebastian Boehm

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