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.

Newsletter 09/2022
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Modular risk assessments for e-bike / E-MTB and transport bike manufacturers

EPACs are covered by the Machinery Directive, this is common knowledge among bicycle manufacturers. The fact that a risk assessment in accordance with EN ISO 12100:2010 is required as proof of machine safety is less known.

Zedler-Institut has been preparing customer-specific risk assessments for about a decade. On several occasions, they have helped manufacturers even in crisis situations to be freed from the “clutches” of the market surveillance authorities .
Now we have expanded our risk assessment portfolio and offer modular risk assessments for independent customisation for any number of models. The basic module considers the risks of an e-city/trekking bicycle sold by the bicycle dealer.
Based on these modules, you can choose the following additional modules:
• E-road bike / E-gravel bike
• E-transport bike
• E-folding bike
• E-tandem
• Direct sales (online trade)
We either prepare the risk assessment directly with the modules chosen by you, so that you have a risk assessment ready to be used for your e-bike model.
Or you chose an open system that you can adapt to your different models on your own. We offer introductory training for this system to make it easier for you to work with the risk assessment of Zedler-Institut.
By the way: If the worst comes to the worst, we would be glad to support you with our many years of experience in your product recall!
Graphics: Zedler-Institut

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