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.

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How to reduce excessive wear

How to reduce excessive wear

Wheels – Detecting problems at an early stage

Dirk Zedler, bicycle expert, Zedler institute

Today’s load bearing add-on parts of most brands are on a very high level. A scheduled replacement after for example three years is particularly necessary in the case of falls that go beyond regular toppling over. Careful assembly according to the recommendations of the manufacturers (with torque wrench) are a must in the case of aluminium and carbon. Well done, accurately assembled and without fall, parts made of both materials have a long lasting service life. There are no big differences any more. After falls or accidents carbon not always shows signs of overloading whereas aluminium bends. After a crash the carbon part should be replaced to be on the safe side.

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