All about bicycles, pedelecs, 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

Can I retrofit my trekking bike into a pedelec?

The motor, the electronics and the rechargeable battery make the bike not only heavier, but also faster. This means highly increased loads acting on the entire bike. 

From practise we know that products which have proved reliable on trekking bikes for years suddenly break on pedelecs. Instead of completing standard bicycle models with a driving system, pedelecs have a special design. We therefore strongly recommend –  Hands off retrofit kits. There is a high risk of failure with unforeseeable consequences.

Dirk Zedler, graduate engineer

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