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Ludwigsburger Wochenblatt, 2018/10/04
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Dirk Zedler’s tip for e-bike buyers

Ludwigsburg: It is especially in the case of e-bikes where still stronger forces are acting that a sturdy construction is of particular importance. When it comes to riding stability the Ludwigsburg bicycle expert Dirk Zedler of Zedler-Institut recognizes significant progress.

The important thing in the case of low step-through models is to design them in a way that there is no shimmy at a speed slower than 30 kmh / 19 mph. “This is a speed most cyclists of low step-through models do not reach”, means Zedler. However, due to the fact that there are good and less good suppliers, the expert gives advice for the test run: “Riding stability is something you can find out relatively quickly. Take two loaded panniers with you on the test run and slightly shake the handlebar during the ride, then you will quickly sort the wheat from the chaff.” Therefore. Go and see the bicycle dealer of your trust prior to buying and test the possible, new e-bike for riding stability. This does not only apply to low step-through models, but to all bicycles in general.

Photo: Michael Langjahr

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