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EUROBIKE AWARD

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Wolfgang Köhle
Wolfgang Köhle
Press Spokesman
Messe Friedrichshafen
Neue Messe 1
88046 Friedrichshafen
Germany
Phone +49 7541 708-309
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EUROBIKE AWARD

The best of the best in the sector.
 
 
Winners 2013

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The application for the EUROBIKE AWARD will be available online in Mai.


More entries than ever before: 496 products from a total of 30 different countries competed for this year’s EUROBIKE AWARD. The judges selected 61 entries as award winners; ten of them even took home a GOLD award.

The award winners of this year’s EUROBIKE AWARD were honored at the opening of EUROBIKE, the international bicycle tradeshow (28 to 31 August) in Friedrichshafen. The competition was hosted by Messe Friedrichshafen for the ninth time this year – and recorded more entries than ever received before. 496 entries from 30 different countries (2012: 439 entries from 28 countries) were submitted and evaluated by the panel of judges. Wolfgang Köhle, press spokesperson and member of the Messe Friedrichshafen Management Board said: “As the hosts of this competition, we are, of course, very happy about the high number of participants – it is certainly proof positive that the EUROBIKE AWARD has established a solid position as a seal of quality for innovation and good design in the bicycle industry.”

Of all the entries, the experts chose 61 award winners, ten of whom could be particularly happy: they received one of the coveted GOLD awards. The EUROBIKE GREEN AWARD was not presented. Just as last year, the judges regrettably found that none of the products submitted were really convincing in terms of environmental protection and sustainability.

The competition was conceived and organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, Hannover.

The entries were evaluated in the following categories:

  • Mountain Bikes
    Hardtail, Enduro, Freerider, Downhill, Full Suspension, BMX, Dirt Bike
  • Cross Bikes
    Cross Bike, Trekking Bike, Traveller Bike, All Terrain Bike
  • Racing Bikes
    Racing Bike, Triathlon Bike, Time Machine, Fitness Bike, Speed Bike
  • Urban Bikes
    City Bike, Folding Bike, Cruiser, Design Bike, Cargo Bike, Family Transportation
  • Special Bikes
    Recumbent Bikes, Trikes, Rickshaw, Velomobile, Tandem
  • E-Bikes/Pedelecs
    Mountain Bike, Cross Bike, Racing Bike, Urban Bike, Special Bike, Rechargeable
    Battery and Recharger, Pedal Sensor, Brakes, Special Accessories
  • Apparel
    Pants, Shirt/Jersey, Jacket, Shoes, Gloves
  • Parts/Components
    Frames, Handlebars, Brakes, Gears, Crank Arms, Electrical Components, Pedals,
    Generators, Wheels, Forks, Saddles
  • Accessories
    Speedometers, Water Bottles, Bells, Air Pumps, Handles, Bags, Lights, Locks,
    Fenders, Tools, Glasses, Helmets, Tires

The entries were evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: aerodynamics, efficiency, ergonomics, functionality, weight, utility, design quality, degree of innovation, comfort, load-carrying capacity, brand value/branding, choice of material, service, safety, stability, environmental compatibility and workmanship.

The judges included


  • Nils Holger Moormann
    designer, Aschau im Chiemgau/Germany (chairperson) 
  • Peter Barzel
    editorial staff at velopress, Düsseldorf/Germany
  • Thomas Linthaler
    Zweirad Center Stadler GmbH, Regensburg, Germany
  • Christoph Listmann
    Bike Magazine, Munich/Germany
  • Andrea Reidl
    freelance journalist, Buxtehude/Germany
  • Dr. Achim Schmidt
    German Sport University Cologne, Cologne/Germany.

“There’s clearly a lot going on in the field of e-mobility. Which is a good thing. But there’s still a long way to go before we have holistic, integrated solutions. There are already good ideas for delivering bicycle and electric mobility from a single source. But it’s a wide field.”
Nils Holger Moormann (designer, Aschau im Chiemgau/D)


“I think that the mobility-oriented solutions were underrepresented. Many of the entries focused more on sports. However, the products and the technology were on a very high level. Needless to say, it is difficult to present completely new products or developments every year.”
Peter Barzel (editorial board velopress, Düsseldorf/D)


“For many of the entries, you could feel the loving attention to detail and the blood, sweat and tears that were invested in the products – and you could see it in the results. For some of the entries, I would have liked to have better documentation, and it wasn’t possible to try out some of the products. In that case, it’s difficult to give them an award.”
Thomas Linthaler (Zweirad Center Stadler GmbH, Regensburg/D)

“The number of products entered certainly did make the decision difficult. Unfortunately, it was not possible to try out a lot of the electronic products. I would like the companies entering products to describe them better and in more detail in the future. The jury was a good mixture of different experts. There was someone for everything.”
Christoph Listmann (Bike Magazine, Munich/D)

“The quality of the entries overall was very high, and being part of the jury was a lot of fun. I expected a larger range of city bikes in the urban category – with or without a motor. In addition, the manufacturers should present their products more clearly and make it possible to try them out.”
Andrea Reidl (freelance journalist, Buxtehude/D)

“The competent and constructive cooperation between the judges was an interesting experience. All in all, the products entered were of good quality. The entries are backed up by good ideas – but not really thought through in terms of operation or workmanship. In addition, I would be happy if even more companies would take advantage of this opportunity to present their products here.”
Dr. Achim Schmidt (German Sport University Cologne, Cologne/D)

Categories and Evaluation Criteria

The entries were evaluated in the following categories:

  • Mountain Bikes
    Hardtail, Enduro, Freerider, Downhill, Full Suspension, BMX, Dirt Bike
  • Cross Bikes
    Cross Bike, Trekking Bike, Traveller Bike, All Terrain Bike
  • Racing Bikes
    Racing Bike, Triathlon Bike, Time Machine, Fitness Bike, Speed Bike
  • Urban Bikes
    City Bike, Folding Bike, Cruiser, Design Bike, Cargo Bike, Family Transportation
  • Special Bikes
    Recumbent Bikes, Trikes, Rickshaw, Velomobile, Tandem
  • E-Bikes/Pedelecs
    Mountain Bike, Cross Bike, Racing Bike, Urban Bike, Special Bike, Rechargeable
    Battery and Recharger, Pedal Sensor, Brakes, Special Accessories
  • Apparel
    Pants, Shirt/Jersey, Jacket, Shoes, Gloves
  • Parts/Components
    Frames, Handlebars, Brakes, Gears, Crank Arms, Electrical Components, Pedals,
    Generators, Wheels, Forks, Saddles
  • Accessories
    Speedometers, Water Bottles, Bells, Air Pumps, Handles, Bags, Lights, Locks,
    Fenders, Tools, Glasses, Helmets, Tires

The entries were evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: aerodynamics, efficiency, ergonomics, functionality, weight, utility, design quality, degree of innovation, comfort, load-carrying capacity, brand value/branding, choice of material, service, safety, stability, environmental compatibility and workmanship.

The Judges

The judges included


  • Nils Holger Moormann
    designer, Aschau im Chiemgau/Germany (chairperson) 
  • Peter Barzel
    editorial staff at velopress, Düsseldorf/Germany
  • Thomas Linthaler
    Zweirad Center Stadler GmbH, Regensburg, Germany
  • Christoph Listmann
    Bike Magazine, Munich/Germany
  • Andrea Reidl
    freelance journalist, Buxtehude/Germany
  • Dr. Achim Schmidt
    German Sport University Cologne, Cologne/Germany.

Judges’ Comments

“There’s clearly a lot going on in the field of e-mobility. Which is a good thing. But there’s still a long way to go before we have holistic, integrated solutions. There are already good ideas for delivering bicycle and electric mobility from a single source. But it’s a wide field.”
Nils Holger Moormann (designer, Aschau im Chiemgau/D)


“I think that the mobility-oriented solutions were underrepresented. Many of the entries focused more on sports. However, the products and the technology were on a very high level. Needless to say, it is difficult to present completely new products or developments every year.”
Peter Barzel (editorial board velopress, Düsseldorf/D)


“For many of the entries, you could feel the loving attention to detail and the blood, sweat and tears that were invested in the products – and you could see it in the results. For some of the entries, I would have liked to have better documentation, and it wasn’t possible to try out some of the products. In that case, it’s difficult to give them an award.”
Thomas Linthaler (Zweirad Center Stadler GmbH, Regensburg/D)

“The number of products entered certainly did make the decision difficult. Unfortunately, it was not possible to try out a lot of the electronic products. I would like the companies entering products to describe them better and in more detail in the future. The jury was a good mixture of different experts. There was someone for everything.”
Christoph Listmann (Bike Magazine, Munich/D)

“The quality of the entries overall was very high, and being part of the jury was a lot of fun. I expected a larger range of city bikes in the urban category – with or without a motor. In addition, the manufacturers should present their products more clearly and make it possible to try them out.”
Andrea Reidl (freelance journalist, Buxtehude/D)

“The competent and constructive cooperation between the judges was an interesting experience. All in all, the products entered were of good quality. The entries are backed up by good ideas – but not really thought through in terms of operation or workmanship. In addition, I would be happy if even more companies would take advantage of this opportunity to present their products here.”
Dr. Achim Schmidt (German Sport University Cologne, Cologne/D)

 

EUROBIKE AWARD 2013

 
 
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