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 12/2010
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Comment on Shimano brakes

Shimano’s XTR brake shows the thin line that today’s developers must be treading.

The brake wows with its performance, in terms of stability, however, it has been brought to its knee during long, steep downhill riding. With a mixture of alloy and steel for the discs and ceramics as material for the brake pistons Shimano has entered uncharted territories and apparently taken their chances. The downhill stability is not level with that of the competitors. In particular, heavy or unsecure riders can get into trouble on long and steep trails. No more than 23 grams separate the current 180 mm disc from the troublefree steel version of the past year. Such a fraction of the overall weight of a complete mountain biker shouldn’t be worth this risk, neither for Shimano nor for the customer.

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