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 02/2013
Reading time 0:45 minutes

CARBON – Care & Maintenance

Pieces of sports equipment made of carbon are both robust and sensitive. They require special care. Graduate engineer Dirk Zedler explains what you should do and what you must not do.

Never lean your bicycle with the top tube against a railing, a road sign or the like. The handlebar can turn, the bike moves away and the top tube sustains damage. (…)

Do not place sports bags or the like on a bicycle transported in lying position. Do not mount your carbon bike for transport to a rack fixing the down, seat or top tube with a clamp. The clamping forces necessary for a safe transport can lead to a tube damage which may be invisible from the outside. (…)

If the brake or the shift lever bumps against the top tube on the occasion of a fall, the frame can suffer from damage. (…)

Do not fix the frame in an assembly stand with clamp mechanism. Due to the lever ratios, there is the risk of a tube being crushed. (…)

Read the complete article in bike 02/2013

Author: Dirk Zedler


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