All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, 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 10/2008
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What experts say

Comment on breaking carbon handlebars

Graduate engineer Dirk Zedler, bike expert from Ludwigsburg:

The steering center is one of the most heavily stressed parts of a mountainbike. Only sufficient tests show whether or not the parts stand up to the stress caused by riding. Real life failures, we examined in my office, have always had a stout reason: A 140 kilo rider jumping down a high stair, a stem which was clamped far too tight, the brake levers being clamped asymmetrically. Therefore, it is most of the time incompatible component parts, improper mounting or too hard riding which cause the parts to break. It is important to have clear rules for mechanics and consumers: Exact information on permissible rider's weight, intended use and proper mounting.

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