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 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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