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.

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test, 11/1997
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Reader's opinion: "Preservation of evidence" referring to "Bicycles" 5/1997

The results of all tests and surveys is that the safety standard of many bikes unfortunately is very low. Because of this, time and again bad accidents happen.

For the aggrieved party, it is in most cases a long and unpleasant path to assert his/her compensation claims. For proving a technical defect you should have the whole bike inspected and documented after the accident as soon as possible. Before this is done, you should not give the defective part away. In some cases I know, parts "got lost" on their way to the manufacturer or were sent back repaired "by mistake". Proving something afterwards is almost impossible then.

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