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.

BIKE 03/2016
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BIKE helps


The Scott brochure displays the 2016 model Genius 930 (M) with a weight of 12.7 kg without pedals. I bought the XL-version of this bike and found out that it weighs one kilogram more than indicated in the brochure. Scott’s explanation that the tyres and the frame may add up to a difference in weight of 600 grams is not satisfying to me. Don’t I have the right to a bike at a weight of 12.7 kg plus/minus a little tolerance?

The opinion of graduate engineer Dirk Zedler, two-wheel expert:

"During production weight tolerances occur, in particular in the case of carbon frames, tyres or saddles. Therefore, a deviation of some 100 grams cannot be avoided on a bike. In addition, manufacturers often indicate the favourable value of an M-sized frame or smaller. A deviation of one kilogram is in our opinion, however, too much. The question whether this represents a material defect justifying a return should be decided by a court. The fact that the specifications of some manufacturers were much more realistic in the recent past, leads us to assume that in these cases the buyers were successful."

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