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.
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.
“Handlebars, seatposts, forks etc. should be replaced as a preventive measure, serious testing is too expensive. For frames it is different, in this case either the manufacturer or a specialized laboratory can perform tests. Defects on current frames of serious manufacturers are anyway either visible or there are actually no defects. The second good news is that the feared sudden and complete failure, also referred to as “sudden death”, is no longer an issue on good frames today. A regular visual control of the entire frame for cracks, chipped-off paint or discolourations is a very good, preventive measure.”
Ossweiler Blaettle, 2019/03/28