CITY CRASH CERTIFIED
"Competence in professional cycling“
It's appropriate for Atera to advertise this headline.:
Atera particularly cares for the protection of the goods being carried.
The Atera wheel holders are deliberately formed like wheel-chocks in order to eliminate the enormous
lateral, drag and shear loads.
Thus, the wheels are protected against any damage - a small detail with big effect.
That is competent construction design
paired with shapely product design
from Southern Germany.
Also the protection of the bike frame is an important matter for Atera. Dents and scratches are often the result of non-professional fixing solutions and / or the use of cheap, hard materials, which are not appropriate to absorb high forces. Atera is doing more to protect valuable bikes: The lockable Strada distance holders can be swiveled and turned in each direction. For the theft protection, the ratchet straps are enforced with a steel core while the bike frame itself is held soflly and secure by soft rubber cushions.
Even the ratchet system itself is equipped with an overload protection: The desired tension is reached by using the ratchet - when the tension exceeds the desired level, the ratchet band automatically jumps to the next tooth. The optimal tension remains and is secured when the ratchet lever is locked. Consequently, it is impossible to crush the bike frame.
A detail with great impact:
The swivelling support feet ensure the perfect horizontal alignment of the cross bars to each other.
A special design achievement, which clearly shows that Atera sets a high value on optimal transport conditions and clean design.
Usually, cross bars that tilt away only have one pointy support point. That is not only damaging for the goods during the interlock but can also entail major risks for the safe transport.
Atera carrier systems undergo very strict tests demanded by the industry norm as well as the automobile industry.
Crashtests demonstrate which manufacturers have done their homework.
The following is applied for a City-Crashtest:
Carrier and load are safely secured during a head-on collision with 30 km/h and do not dissolve from the vehicle.
The safety of pedestrians is ensured.
Assisted by the ADAC, the European automobile club unions, several European governments as well as additional consumer organisations, standard crash test methods have been developed under the name EuroNCAP (New Car Assessment Programe) since 1998. They provide detailed information about the safety of passengers during front and side crashes as well as during pole impacts.
Moreover, the safety of pedestrians as well as the safety of small children in child safety devices recommended by the manufacturer, are being tested. Since February 2009, an overall assessment is in force that also takes rear impacts and active safety systems into account. This ensures that vehicles become even safer in all test criteria. The test criteria are being adapted constantly to the state of the art and new insights of accident research.