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 01/2013
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Ready to set off for spring

Sitting in the saddle and setting off – a perfect start into the season. To avoid, however, back or wrist pains after the first few kilometres, it’s advisable to perform a quick check: Make your pedelec more comfortable and more efficient in a few easy steps with the right knowledge. Read now how it works.

Your height and proportions are decisive for the size of your bicycle frame. Ask your bicycle dealer for advice. With the bicycle type you make a first choice of how you will sit on your bicycle. The seat post, the stem and the brake levers of your bicycle allow, however, an adjustment to your proportions within a certain range (…)

Both the handlebar height in relation to the saddle height and the distance between sadle and handlebars are decisive for the inclination of your back. With lower handlebars you have a streamlined position and bring more weight to bear on the front wheel. This forward-leaning position is something you have to get used to, as it strains wrists, arms, the upper part of your body and the neck. For pedelecs which tend to wobble a more streamlined position is however a big advantage (…)

The handlebar ends of pedelecs are often slightly bent to allow a more comfortable position of the hands. Make sure to adjust the handlebars in a position that allows your wrists and elbows to be relaxed (…)

The distance between the handlebar grips and the saddle is important for the inclination of your back and thus for the riding comfort and dynamics. The seat post slide allows a modification of this distance within a limited range. Moving the saddle rail on the seat post has, however, also an impact on your pedalling(…)

If you have bought your pedelec from a bike shop, it has been tested on the occasion of a final check. As changes to the functioning may have occurred during use or transport of the pedelec or as changes may have been made by a third person during non-use time, you should go through the following tests which will take no more than a few seconds before every ride (…)

Author: Dirk Zedler

If you want to read more about this, request the respective issue from Delius-Klasing-Verlag or (in the event the issue is out of stock) send us a stamped self-addressed envelope (DIN A4) and € 3.00 in form of stamps together with a short notice indicating the actual article you are interested in. A copy of the respective article will then be made available to you immediately.

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