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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.

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BIKE 11/2010
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Lightweight design and no end in sight?

Super light and super robust just doesn’t work together. 

Graduate engineer Dirk Zedler, bicycle expert

"Light-weight design is a positive thing, in general, and means that a component is designed to provide the most efficient utilisation of material. The disadvantage hereby is that the component must be optimised in view of a certain purpose. As a result the material is so maxed out that any modified load, crash or improper use can lead to failure. From my experience, many frames and components have reached already the limit for the average biker."

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