The purpose of this document is to provide innovative requirements and test methods applicable to any components and assemblies of any category of bicycles (city, trekking, MTB, young adult and racing). Its aim is to provide technical solutions that reduce the risk of component failure and rider injury during the specified use of such bicycles. This document makes reference to current “state of the art” standards in the field of bicycles, agreed at CEN level through the publication of the EN ISO 4210 series of standards. Therefore, the requirements and tests proposed in this document are intended to be read and applied in accordance with the appropriate EN ISO 4210 standard. NOTE The tests described in this document refer in places to clause numbers from the applicable EN ISO 4210 series.