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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