All about bicycles, pedelecs, 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.

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.

e-bike / The catalogue 2015 Comment

All-clear signal!

The fear of rechargeable batteries is not unreasonable. Fires in connection with pedelecs are a subject which is often hyped by the media.

If it then turns out that the "battery fire" was only a defective socket in the cycle shop, this is not worth a message. It is only in exceptional cases that pedelec batteries catch fire, especially in the case of incorrect handling or tinkering or in the case of nameless low-quality products. Rechargeable batteries of brand manufacturers are on a very high level, provided internal safety, connectors and charger. In the case of cheap products from the internet or the DIY-market you cannot be certain; often quality is not tested in accordance with European standards. I therefore strongly recommend that you buy products of well-known manufacturers.

And: Do not drill a rechargeable battery, don’t clamp anything to it and don’t open it.

Author: Dirk Zedler

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