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.

e-bike 02/2013
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A matter of inclination – Comment

Pedelecs are great vehicles, they are fun and solve lots of problems in (urban) traffic

However, the drive not only helps, but changes plenty of things compared to what we know from bicycles. The accidents examined by us during the past months show that the riding characteristics may be a challenge even to experienced cyclists. High speeds downhill require a calm and safe hand on the handlebar as well as foresight. Due to the extra weight of the motors cyclists approach bends faster than desired. With a pedelec it’s not enough to actuate only one brake. If you want to avoid falls, do not simply set off. Take your time to get used to the new riding experience and the higher braking forces necessary in an unfrequented area. Why not attending a course in riding technique, as offered in many places.

Graduate engineer Dirk Zedler, bicycle expert

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