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.
Subsequently, a test run is made with all bicycles on a standardized test round to test the drive, the comfort and the riding behaviour. There is a specific rating catalogue for each bicycle type. The results from the laboratory and the riding tests are noted down in a protocol which results in the individual score for the following categories as well as in the overall rating.
COMFORT Decisive for this value are handlebars, fittings, suspension elements, tyres and saddle. We judge the quality of the parts and the subjective riding impression.
SAFETY Especially in the case of bicycles designed to transport luggage we test riding behaviour and stability with and without defined test load on the luggage carrier. The frames and forks of e-bikes are mounted to a specific testing system of Zedler-Institut. In addition, we test and rate the quality of the brake and lighting systems.
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Ossweiler Blaettle, 2019/03/28