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.

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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