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.

Trekkingbike, 06/2007
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Torques: Important things to know

Professional tip by Dirk Zedler, bicycle expert, Ludwigsburg

Read the user manual and inform yourself on the manufacturer’s website about the respective specifications as to the torque values. Tighten the bolts hand-tight by using a standard Allen key. Use the torque wrench for the last turns only and approach the maximum value by tightening in increments of half turns. If the clamp has more than one bolt tighten one after the other to keep tension differences as low as possible. Make sure the clamp slot at the stem remains in parallel and equal in size.

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