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.

LKZ 2017/04/04
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Good to know - “A test run is absolutely necessary”

For the purchase of a bicycle Dirk Zedler recommends specialist bike shops. And this not only due to the competent advice you get there. “A test run is absolutely necessary, you better do several kilometres.”

The expert doesn’t think much of bargaining. “The purchaser should understand the dealer as partner in service.” With this in mind a servicing can be agreed upon after 300 kilometres with the option of changing the saddle for example, if it turns out to be uncomfortable. A good relationship with the dealer is also worthwile in the case of e-bikes. They need more servicing and regular software updates.

“Keep your fingers off department store bicycles”, recommends Zedler and reports about the experiences of his test institute. They quickly lose their functions. For a good trekking bike you should pay 500 to 600 Euro. The more expensive, the more durable and sophisticated were the design of the bicycles typically. “First class models were available at 1000 to 1500 Euro.”

Author: Michael Mueller

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