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 06/2013
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Travel tool kit

Apart from "flats" defects on modern road racing bikes are rare. Nevertheless, I would never set off without took kit. It would be a pity if a minor incident would mean the end of the trip. 

A 2 to 8-mm-Allen key matching the bike, a Torx-wrench, if necessary, a slot screwdriver and a riveting tool are the tools to be taken with you at least. Maybe a minitool has all you need. Complete all that with a centering key matching the wheel, tyre levers and a pump.
Just as important as tools are spare parts: replacement tube, puncture kit, chain joining links from KMC, SRAM or Wippermann, chain oil, valve extensions, the interior of a lustre terminal, an about 10 cm long section of a worn down tyre without cores, three cable ties and a rag. Learn more about how these items will help you in an emergency at

Author: Dirk Zedler, graduate engineer

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