DIN Standards Committee Sports Equipment
DIN EN 15918
Cycles - Cycle trailers - Safety requirements and test methods; German version EN 15918:2011+A1:2013
Fahrräder - Fahrradanhänger - Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren; Deutsche Fassung EN 15918:2011+A1:2013
This standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for two track cycle trailers (that is, with one or two wheels) and their connecting devices. These cycle trailers are intended for the conveyance of cargo loads or up to two passive child passengers (that is, not pedalling), both of whom are capable of sitting unaided and neither of whom weighs more than 22 kg. The maximum permitted weight of such a cycle trailer, including cargo and/or passenger(s), does not exceed 60 kg. This standard is not applicable to trailer cycles (one or two-track trailer for the transportation of one or two pedalling passengers, usually children, with device for connection behind cycle) and for type L trailers for professional use or with a single wheel (single track trailer). The standard specifies tests for the belts and stability tests, amongst others, and a dynamic test using test bodies is required. It is part of a series dealing with cycles. Other standards of the series are as follows: - DIN EN 14764 "City and trekking bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods" - DIN EN 14765 "Bicycles for young children - Safety requirements and test methods" - DIN EN 14766 "Mountain-bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods" - DIN EN 14781 "Racing bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods" - DIN EN 14872 "Bicycles - Accessories for bicycles - Luggage carriers" - DIN EN 15496 "Bicycles - Requirements and test methods for cycle locks" - DIN EN 15532 "Cycles - Terminology" The European Standard has been prepared by CEN/TC 333 "Bicycles" (UNI, Italy) in Working Group WG 1 "Cycles for common use and bicycle trailers", the secretariat of which is held by DIN. The responsible German committee is Working Committee NA 112-06-02 AA "Fahrräder für allgemeine und sportliche Benutzung" ("Cycles for common and athletic use") of NASport.