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.

TOUR 05/1997
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Freeze frame

A bike’s bolts are highly-stressed parts which can cause big problems when not looked after carefully. TOUR clarifies the coherences of the connection elements.

Some turns with resistance, one more in order to really fix the seat post securely, and another one for good measure… - crack. The bolt breaks and the seat post slides slowly back into the seat tube. This is the end of the weekend ride on the new bike. Broken saddle clamping bolts – this is something that happens every day and usually is not a big danger with steel frames. The deficient bolt can easily be exchanged. Worse are damages caused by improper connections, when load bearing parts do not stand the stress anymore during a ride and break. Then, crashes and injuries are bound to occur.

Author: Dirk Zedler

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