Benjamin Brill
Benjamin Brill
Project Coordinator Award
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Sandra Janjanin
Project Coordinator
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Kathrin Ruf
Kathrin Ruf
Project Coordinator
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Stephan Fischer
Stephan Fischer
Coordinator Visitor Service
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Award   WINNER 2016
Category   E-Bikes & Pedelecs
Company   FOCUS

Loads of power and enoumerous range are the two customer demands. But Power and range is only achieved with weight. Thus the direction of e-mtbs is currently totally contrary to the other developments in the mtb world. Our perfect e-bike is aligned with values, which we understand and love: uncompromising handling, balanced weight distribution, and agility. The demands and requirements remain the same as for a standard mountain bike–even when it comes to weight. PROJECT Y is all about finding solutions to these demands and that’s why we’re putting the emphasis on unconventional thinking, smart compromises, and new technical approaches. Our goal is e-bike excitement but with a real bike feel.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Choice of materials
  • Weight/ pack size

Jury Statement

This is a brilliant innovation and we hope that it will soon be more than a prototype. An e-mountain bike at less than 13 kg which comes very close to the feeling of a standard mountain bike. And on top of it all a superb design.