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 10/1999
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Ejector seat?

Time and again, seat posts screw break – with no chance of saddle or rider remaining on the bike. TOUR analyzed, why seat posts fail and explains how you can protect yourself against an imminent crash.

Manageable 113 kilometres were to go at the Flamersheim cyling tour in September 1998. It was a home match for Erich Roehl from Euskirchen who had been participating in this tour for years. But the 47-year-old won’t forget last year’s tour so quickly. Already after 20 kilometres, the tour ended abruptly and painful. Erich Roehl cannot remember the crash, but the passionate cyclist still suffers from the consequences. In hospital, a cranial brain trauma and a cheek bone fracture were diagnosed. The latter having to be fixed with several plates.

Author: Dirk Zedler

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