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Stuttgarter Zeitung, 2017/08/15
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Pedelec tuning in Stuttgart

How to tune a pedelec

E-tuning: in simple terms, on a manipulated pedelec the speedometer transmits a wrong, clearly lower speed to the motor. As a consequence the drive provides more assistance until the speedometer indicates 25 kmh.

Speed: de facto the bicycle achieves clearly higher speeds after the tuning, mainly up to almost 50 kmh. The bicycle turns into a shot on two wheels – with brakes that are not designed for this speed.

Proliferation: there are no exact figures. Dirk Zedler, head of the renowned institute for bicycle technology in Ludwigsburg has been watching the scene for a long time. The estimation of the bicycle expert: pedelec riders of the first generation using the bicycle everyday are unsuspicious. Young e-mountain bikers or fun riders, however, tend to tune their bikes. In the expert’s reports drawn up by his institute in the case of bicycle accidents, about half of the motors in the fun target group were manipulated.


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Author: Juergen Loehle

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