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.

Newsletter 02/2023
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User manuals plant 4,378 trees

One finding from the procedures we have accompanied is that the authorities pay a lot of attention to the user manuals. In the national language, standard-compliant, printed and enclosed – then nothing can go wrong.

The crux with that: Trucks loaded with user manuals leaving the print shop are, of course, ecologically not good. However, if the user manuals avoid user frustration, operating errors, improper mounting and thus material failure or even accidents with serious consequences, the life cycle assessment looks quite different.

But how to quantify, as avoided errors are not seizable?

For this reason, we decided years ago to print the user manuals on FSC mix paper, with eco-inks and with electricity from the print shop's own photovoltaics or, in addition, with additionally purchased green electricity.

Since 2021, we have gone even further together with our partner company. True to our concern to take as little from nature as possible, we also compensate for woodcutting, emissions from paper production and transport.

You are right: Climate-neutral by compensation is in many cases something to be questioned. We therefore made it seizable by planting trees as part of a natural forest reforestation project in Saxony-Anhalt. As a result the following trees were planted in Germany:

  • 3,287 oaks in Merseburg I
  • 245 oaks in Merseburg II
  • 312 larches in Merseburg II
  • 434 wild apples/wild cherries/wild pears in Merseburg II
  • 100 oaks in Zollhaus VI

We’ll follow up and report about the growth and thriving of the 2022 forest year – this is a promise.


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