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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 europe, 02/2002
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European guarantee (2): wear

Since January 1, new European Ggarantee legislation holds serious implications for the definition and control of wear.


LUDWIGSBURG, Deutschland – 2002 Consumers get better and harmonised legal protection against faulty consumer goods, including bicycles and their components. For a period of 24 months, the dealer is responsible for the delivered goods to conform to the sales contract. It is clear, that certain bicycle components, like brake pads or tires wear when in use, and replacement may be due before the two year warranty term ends. Neither manufacturers nor dealers can totally exclude these parts from the new guarantee. And stating the fact that the bike didn't get the prescribed regular dealer checks is no ground to refuse a warranty claim. As a reference, the customer will get a definition of normal wear for all relevant components as part of the terms of sale.

This article describes the regulations the user manual must meet, including the important aspect of defining and checking of wear, and, secondly, the delivery procedure under the new Guarantee legislation.


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