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.

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, January 23, 2004
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Everyday's mysteries

Why is the bike chain always on the right side?

"This has no functional, but historical reasons: The chain drive was developed mainly in England. Because of the left-hand traffic, you had to climb on your bike from the left, from the sidewalk. Therefore, the chain was mounted on the right in order not to get dirty or caught. This custom probably has never again been questioned."

Dirk Zedler, chairman of the Federal Association of Bike Experts (registered asscociation), Ludwigsburg

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