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

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.

We also speak regularly in independent expert presentations about all areas of bicycle technology and the bicycle market. In addition, we are quoted by further special-interest magazines of the industry and the trade as well as increasingly by radio and television in their media reports, which shows us that we are spot on with our advice. The section "News" informs you about the latest news from our specialist areas. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to areas of interest.

Frankfurter Rundschau, March 17, 2004
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Assembling and greasing

Specialist bike dealers got informed about new technologies at the 8th bike congress in Bremen.

(...) As for up-to-date bike technology, the "technical arithmetic basis" of assembling and greasing no longer suffices. In order to maintain and regulate a suspension or to assemble current lightweight parts, you need to have profound technical knowledge.

An example: If the clamp of a carbon seat post is tightened too much, it will break off while the customer is riding the bike. And this happens already after a short while, reports bike expert Dirk Zedler from experience. Because carbon indeed is a very lightweight and extremely firm material, but does not tolerate imbalanced clamping or, worse, sharp-edged pressure points and then breaks without any previous warning – no bending, no stretching or cracking announces the part’s failure as you know it from steel. Therefore, every modern workshop needs to have a torque wrench with which the clamping force can be precisely regulated.

Only an informed dealer can protect his customers from such accidents, choose his models accordingly and profoundly advise the customer (...)

Author: Peter Barzel

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