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.

TOUR 12/2012
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Alpenbrevet – an extremely tough trip to the mountains

7,000 altitude metres and 275 kilometres a day are a challenge for which I had great respect in spite of my Ötztal and Transalp experiences. Over the Grimsel pass the field is mostly still close together. At the turn-off to the Furka pass there is the chance to continue the silver course which has only 3,875 altitude metres. After the long downhill ride from the Nufenen pass you must decide between gold and platinum. Sometimes, it’s not your own choice, because whoever has not reached Airolo after four and a half hours of cycling, must not continue into Ticino, but is sent to the finish line with "gold" via the Gotthard and Susten pass. Luckily, I had paced myself, because on the Lukmanier and over the Oberalp it’s getting hard and lonely. It’s not until the Susten pass which requires another good portion of motivation with its long and forseeable straight that one encounters more cyclists, as the gold course joins the silver course. Behind the finish line fatigue gives way to joy and pride. The landscape and the course concept are unique and make the Alpenbrevet an absolutely unforgettable event.

Author: Dirk Zedler, TOUR technology expert

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