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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.

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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