All about bicycles, pedelecs, 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.

BIKE 10/2014

Comment

"A brake pad loosening from the holder is not necessarily an immediate problem during braking. However, as soon as the rider opens the brake after braking, the brake pad can fall out through the developing gap as a result of the shocks occurring on the trail. 

If the rider wants to brake later, he comes to nothing. Repeated pumping is theoretically possible. But the experience from many accidents with brake problems has shown that there is either no time or the rider is too shocked that he can no longer react or makes a mistake. Even in cases where only the rear wheel no longer functions, bikers have overturned, because they pulled the front brake wheel too hard on impulse. There is no alternative to reliably working brakes."

Author: Dirk Zedler, bicycle expert

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