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Winners 2013

Awards Ceremony for the EUROBIKE AWARD 2013 in Friedrichshafen
 
 
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This year, the experts evaluated a total of 496 entries from 30 different countries. 61 of the products were chosen to receive the EUROBIKE AWARD 2013. The ten following entries received a GOLD award for outstanding achievement in design and innovation.

 

Die GOLD award Winners

  • Mountain Bike


Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”

RIP 9 RDO

Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”


  • Racing Bike


Racing Bike


Manufacturer: Factor Bikes, Diss, Norfolk/United Kingdom
Design: Domahidy Consulting, LLC, Boulder/USA


The level of electronic integration in combination with the frame, fork and front-end design are what make the Factor Vis Vires racing bike special. Precise steering thanks to the double fork with the integrated front-end makes it take curves with extreme ease; the double-walled down tube enhances the turn and pedal stiffness at an additional only 100 grams of aerodynamic performance.


What the judges had to say

“This racing bike is impressive in its well-thought-through details: the solution for the fork stem, the separated down tube and the integrated mounting. In addition, both brakes are integrated and it is possible to measure differentiated performance (left and right leg). The Factor Vis Vires really is an extraordinary racing bike.”

RIP 9 RDO

Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”

Factor Vis Vires

Racing Bike


Manufacturer: Factor Bikes, Diss, Norfolk/United Kingdom
Design: Domahidy Consulting, LLC, Boulder/USA


The level of electronic integration in combination with the frame, fork and front-end design are what make the Factor Vis Vires racing bike special. Precise steering thanks to the double fork with the integrated front-end makes it take curves with extreme ease; the double-walled down tube enhances the turn and pedal stiffness at an additional only 100 grams of aerodynamic performance.


What the judges had to say

“This racing bike is impressive in its well-thought-through details: the solution for the fork stem, the separated down tube and the integrated mounting. In addition, both brakes are integrated and it is possible to measure differentiated performance (left and right leg). The Factor Vis Vires really is an extraordinary racing bike.”


  • E-Bikes / Pedelecs


Urban Single-Speed Pedelec


Manufacturer: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany
Design: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany


The COBOC eCycle is a pedelec – a bicycle with an electric motor. The special thing about it is its minimalism, its light weight and its operating concept. The total weight of the current model is 13.7 kg. All of the drive components are integrated into the frame, which keeps the entire drive system protected from the elements and the COBOC sports a lean, purist design. The COBOC eCycle is appealing to riders who place particular importance on perfectly coordinated, dynamic riding characteristics.


What the judges had to say

“A dream of a classically reduced bicycle! A pure single speed that has its electrical components neatly integrated. Combined with incredibly easy operating convenience. A really good approach for a small, particular lifestyle target group. The light and weather protection should also be taken into consideration to appeal to a larger audience!”

Urban Bikes


Manufacturer: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany
Design: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany


The blueLABEL Charger features clear, dynamic frame lines. Geared to urban performance, the high-tech e-bike is equipped with carbon belt transmission and the infinitely variable NuVinci Nabe hub. The cables are laid inconspicuously in ridges under the top tube and through the frame. The design language is purist, which is once again reinforced by the raised chain stay. Thanks to the new design, the new Bosch performance drive and the corresponding rechargeable battery appear lean and clean.


What the judges had to say

“The blueLABEL Charger has everything that a modern e-bike needs: It’s good for everyday use, has disk brakes, a low-maintenance drive and a bright LED light. All in all, an honest, clean bike that shows its stuff.”

RIP 9 RDO

Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”

Factor Vis Vires

Racing Bike


Manufacturer: Factor Bikes, Diss, Norfolk/United Kingdom
Design: Domahidy Consulting, LLC, Boulder/USA


The level of electronic integration in combination with the frame, fork and front-end design are what make the Factor Vis Vires racing bike special. Precise steering thanks to the double fork with the integrated front-end makes it take curves with extreme ease; the double-walled down tube enhances the turn and pedal stiffness at an additional only 100 grams of aerodynamic performance.


What the judges had to say

“This racing bike is impressive in its well-thought-through details: the solution for the fork stem, the separated down tube and the integrated mounting. In addition, both brakes are integrated and it is possible to measure differentiated performance (left and right leg). The Factor Vis Vires really is an extraordinary racing bike.”

COBOC eCycle

Urban Single-Speed Pedelec


Manufacturer: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany
Design: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany


The COBOC eCycle is a pedelec – a bicycle with an electric motor. The special thing about it is its minimalism, its light weight and its operating concept. The total weight of the current model is 13.7 kg. All of the drive components are integrated into the frame, which keeps the entire drive system protected from the elements and the COBOC sports a lean, purist design. The COBOC eCycle is appealing to riders who place particular importance on perfectly coordinated, dynamic riding characteristics.


What the judges had to say

“A dream of a classically reduced bicycle! A pure single speed that has its electrical components neatly integrated. Combined with incredibly easy operating convenience. A really good approach for a small, particular lifestyle target group. The light and weather protection should also be taken into consideration to appeal to a larger audience!”

blueLABEL Charger

Urban Bikes


Manufacturer: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany
Design: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany


The blueLABEL Charger features clear, dynamic frame lines. Geared to urban performance, the high-tech e-bike is equipped with carbon belt transmission and the infinitely variable NuVinci Nabe hub. The cables are laid inconspicuously in ridges under the top tube and through the frame. The design language is purist, which is once again reinforced by the raised chain stay. Thanks to the new design, the new Bosch performance drive and the corresponding rechargeable battery appear lean and clean.


What the judges had to say

“The blueLABEL Charger has everything that a modern e-bike needs: It’s good for everyday use, has disk brakes, a low-maintenance drive and a bright LED light. All in all, an honest, clean bike that shows its stuff.”


  • Apparel


Jersey


Manufacturer: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany


The adizero cycling jersey with a weight of only 65 grams provides cyclists with perfect protection against wind and sun and is aerodynamic genius at the same time. It allows maximum breathability with optimum protection. The cleverly integrated back piece in particular immediately discharges any excess moisture. Two well-planned back pockets offer maximum storage space without stretching out of shape.

What the judges had to say

“This shirt stands as a representative for the wave of innovation in jerseys. When temperatures are high, this jersey is ideal to wear for road racing and MTB – and is sure to become popular among hobby cyclists in the future as well.”

RIP 9 RDO

Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”

Factor Vis Vires

Racing Bike


Manufacturer: Factor Bikes, Diss, Norfolk/United Kingdom
Design: Domahidy Consulting, LLC, Boulder/USA


The level of electronic integration in combination with the frame, fork and front-end design are what make the Factor Vis Vires racing bike special. Precise steering thanks to the double fork with the integrated front-end makes it take curves with extreme ease; the double-walled down tube enhances the turn and pedal stiffness at an additional only 100 grams of aerodynamic performance.


What the judges had to say

“This racing bike is impressive in its well-thought-through details: the solution for the fork stem, the separated down tube and the integrated mounting. In addition, both brakes are integrated and it is possible to measure differentiated performance (left and right leg). The Factor Vis Vires really is an extraordinary racing bike.”

COBOC eCycle

Urban Single-Speed Pedelec


Manufacturer: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany
Design: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany


The COBOC eCycle is a pedelec – a bicycle with an electric motor. The special thing about it is its minimalism, its light weight and its operating concept. The total weight of the current model is 13.7 kg. All of the drive components are integrated into the frame, which keeps the entire drive system protected from the elements and the COBOC sports a lean, purist design. The COBOC eCycle is appealing to riders who place particular importance on perfectly coordinated, dynamic riding characteristics.


What the judges had to say

“A dream of a classically reduced bicycle! A pure single speed that has its electrical components neatly integrated. Combined with incredibly easy operating convenience. A really good approach for a small, particular lifestyle target group. The light and weather protection should also be taken into consideration to appeal to a larger audience!”

blueLABEL Charger

Urban Bikes


Manufacturer: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany
Design: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany


The blueLABEL Charger features clear, dynamic frame lines. Geared to urban performance, the high-tech e-bike is equipped with carbon belt transmission and the infinitely variable NuVinci Nabe hub. The cables are laid inconspicuously in ridges under the top tube and through the frame. The design language is purist, which is once again reinforced by the raised chain stay. Thanks to the new design, the new Bosch performance drive and the corresponding rechargeable battery appear lean and clean.


What the judges had to say

“The blueLABEL Charger has everything that a modern e-bike needs: It’s good for everyday use, has disk brakes, a low-maintenance drive and a bright LED light. All in all, an honest, clean bike that shows its stuff.”

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Jersey


Manufacturer: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany


The adizero cycling jersey with a weight of only 65 grams provides cyclists with perfect protection against wind and sun and is aerodynamic genius at the same time. It allows maximum breathability with optimum protection. The cleverly integrated back piece in particular immediately discharges any excess moisture. Two well-planned back pockets offer maximum storage space without stretching out of shape.

What the judges had to say

“This shirt stands as a representative for the wave of innovation in jerseys. When temperatures are high, this jersey is ideal to wear for road racing and MTB – and is sure to become popular among hobby cyclists in the future as well.”


  • Parts/Components


Racing Bike Frame Set


Manufacturer: Cervelo Europe, Cloppenburg/Germany
Design: Cervelo Europe, Cloppenburg/Germany


Cervélo had made this bike even lighter than the last model, but still retained the rigidity of the R5ca. Thanks to the Concurrent Aero & Structural Engineering approach, it was possible to reduce the frame weight to a mere 667g and to decrease the air resistance with the Squoval 3 tube design at the same time. The new design also includes inner cables, an integrated powermeter magnet and the Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate (TM) technology used to coat the fork shaft to allow for better durability at the reduced weight.


What the judges had to say

“The Cervélo frame set is an outstanding example of successful development work: it is ultra-light, but at the same time very stable, runs without any problems and is suitable for everyday use. And the design is very successful as well. The case is clear: this frame sets a new standard.”

Saddle


Manufacturer: BROOKS ENGLAND LTD, Smethwick/United Kingdom
Design: BROOKS ENGLAND LTD, Smethwick/United Kingdom


Brooks Cambium is a saddle series made of vulcanized natural rubber and organic cotton with a thin layer of structured textile for additional elasticity and durability. This saddle is put together with replaceable parts; it is maintenance-free, waterproof and is comfortable as well as user-friendly. The name Cambium is a term from the field of botany and was chosen because the saddle is produced on the basis of plants.


What the judges had to say

“As a traditional manufacturer, Brooks is blazing new trails with this saddle – and still remains true to its design. The use of new materials is unique to date – there is no other manufacturer who does anything similar.”

Bicycle Drive Belt


Manufacturer: Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim/Germany
Design: Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim/Germany


Whether for long cycling tours or a trip downtown – the Continental drive belt for bicycles, pedelecs and e-bikes is an alternative to a chain. It is light in weight, clean and quiet, robust, durable and maintenance-free. The advantages of the CONTI DRIVE SYSTEM include the optimized tooth profile for greater gear-changing ease at very low tension, a pleasantly smooth ride with outstanding power transmission and high efficiency along with dry, oil-free operation. In addition, it is also compatible with back pedal brakes and gear hubs.


What the judges had to say

“In this case, the advantages of the belt drive were used in the advanced development and the previous disadvantages eliminated: the change in the tooth shape and the division of the teeth makes it possible to work with a lower belt tension. The belt runs easily, but still doesn’t come off. This will set the stage for more bikes to use a belt drive. Very well done!”

RIP 9 RDO

Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”

Factor Vis Vires

Racing Bike


Manufacturer: Factor Bikes, Diss, Norfolk/United Kingdom
Design: Domahidy Consulting, LLC, Boulder/USA


The level of electronic integration in combination with the frame, fork and front-end design are what make the Factor Vis Vires racing bike special. Precise steering thanks to the double fork with the integrated front-end makes it take curves with extreme ease; the double-walled down tube enhances the turn and pedal stiffness at an additional only 100 grams of aerodynamic performance.


What the judges had to say

“This racing bike is impressive in its well-thought-through details: the solution for the fork stem, the separated down tube and the integrated mounting. In addition, both brakes are integrated and it is possible to measure differentiated performance (left and right leg). The Factor Vis Vires really is an extraordinary racing bike.”

COBOC eCycle

Urban Single-Speed Pedelec


Manufacturer: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany
Design: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany


The COBOC eCycle is a pedelec – a bicycle with an electric motor. The special thing about it is its minimalism, its light weight and its operating concept. The total weight of the current model is 13.7 kg. All of the drive components are integrated into the frame, which keeps the entire drive system protected from the elements and the COBOC sports a lean, purist design. The COBOC eCycle is appealing to riders who place particular importance on perfectly coordinated, dynamic riding characteristics.


What the judges had to say

“A dream of a classically reduced bicycle! A pure single speed that has its electrical components neatly integrated. Combined with incredibly easy operating convenience. A really good approach for a small, particular lifestyle target group. The light and weather protection should also be taken into consideration to appeal to a larger audience!”

blueLABEL Charger

Urban Bikes


Manufacturer: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany
Design: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany


The blueLABEL Charger features clear, dynamic frame lines. Geared to urban performance, the high-tech e-bike is equipped with carbon belt transmission and the infinitely variable NuVinci Nabe hub. The cables are laid inconspicuously in ridges under the top tube and through the frame. The design language is purist, which is once again reinforced by the raised chain stay. Thanks to the new design, the new Bosch performance drive and the corresponding rechargeable battery appear lean and clean.


What the judges had to say

“The blueLABEL Charger has everything that a modern e-bike needs: It’s good for everyday use, has disk brakes, a low-maintenance drive and a bright LED light. All in all, an honest, clean bike that shows its stuff.”

adizero ss jersey m

Jersey


Manufacturer: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany


The adizero cycling jersey with a weight of only 65 grams provides cyclists with perfect protection against wind and sun and is aerodynamic genius at the same time. It allows maximum breathability with optimum protection. The cleverly integrated back piece in particular immediately discharges any excess moisture. Two well-planned back pockets offer maximum storage space without stretching out of shape.

What the judges had to say

“This shirt stands as a representative for the wave of innovation in jerseys. When temperatures are high, this jersey is ideal to wear for road racing and MTB – and is sure to become popular among hobby cyclists in the future as well.”

Cervélo Rca

Racing Bike Frame Set


Manufacturer: Cervelo Europe, Cloppenburg/Germany
Design: Cervelo Europe, Cloppenburg/Germany


Cervélo had made this bike even lighter than the last model, but still retained the rigidity of the R5ca. Thanks to the Concurrent Aero & Structural Engineering approach, it was possible to reduce the frame weight to a mere 667g and to decrease the air resistance with the Squoval 3 tube design at the same time. The new design also includes inner cables, an integrated powermeter magnet and the Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate (TM) technology used to coat the fork shaft to allow for better durability at the reduced weight.


What the judges had to say

“The Cervélo frame set is an outstanding example of successful development work: it is ultra-light, but at the same time very stable, runs without any problems and is suitable for everyday use. And the design is very successful as well. The case is clear: this frame sets a new standard.”

Cambium C17

Saddle


Manufacturer: BROOKS ENGLAND LTD, Smethwick/United Kingdom
Design: BROOKS ENGLAND LTD, Smethwick/United Kingdom


Brooks Cambium is a saddle series made of vulcanized natural rubber and organic cotton with a thin layer of structured textile for additional elasticity and durability. This saddle is put together with replaceable parts; it is maintenance-free, waterproof and is comfortable as well as user-friendly. The name Cambium is a term from the field of botany and was chosen because the saddle is produced on the basis of plants.


What the judges had to say

“As a traditional manufacturer, Brooks is blazing new trails with this saddle – and still remains true to its design. The use of new materials is unique to date – there is no other manufacturer who does anything similar.”

Conti drive system

Bicycle Drive Belt


Manufacturer: Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim/Germany
Design: Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim/Germany


Whether for long cycling tours or a trip downtown – the Continental drive belt for bicycles, pedelecs and e-bikes is an alternative to a chain. It is light in weight, clean and quiet, robust, durable and maintenance-free. The advantages of the CONTI DRIVE SYSTEM include the optimized tooth profile for greater gear-changing ease at very low tension, a pleasantly smooth ride with outstanding power transmission and high efficiency along with dry, oil-free operation. In addition, it is also compatible with back pedal brakes and gear hubs.


What the judges had to say

“In this case, the advantages of the belt drive were used in the advanced development and the previous disadvantages eliminated: the change in the tooth shape and the division of the teeth makes it possible to work with a lower belt tension. The belt runs easily, but still doesn’t come off. This will set the stage for more bikes to use a belt drive. Very well done!”


  • Accessories


Bicycle Bag


Manufacturer: ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH, Heilsbronn/Germany
Design: ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH, Heilsbronn/Germany


Safety first. That is the motto of the new Back-Roller High-Visibility bicycle bags from ORTLIEB. In addition to the bright signal color, a highly reflecting yarn has been incorporated throughout the entire material. Other features: PU-coated Cordura fabric, waterproof, roll closing, Quick-Lock2 mounting system, tool-free adjustment, bright 3M reflectors, inside pocket and shoulder strap.

What the judges had to say

“This excellently worked bicycle bag is convincing particularly because of the use of reflecting thread. It increases the rider’s safety significantly – in the dark, the whole bag becomes one big reflector, which means that cyclists can be seen much more easily and quickly at dusk. All in all, a product that sets new standards.”

Bicycle Helmet


Manufacturer: ABUS, Wetter/Germany
Design: ABUS, Wetter/Germany


The ABUS In-Vizz is a new sports helmet with a visor. A helmet with a visor that can be lowered as needed – quickly and easily. The In-Vizz offers the cyclist not only extraordinarily good protection, it is also very comfortable to wear. Up to now, visors on sport helmets were either permanently fixed or had to be mounted with a lot of fuss and bother. In contrast, the In-Vizz allows the flexible use of the integrated visor: with only one hand, it can be inserted into the helmet and pulled out again as needed. Reliable protection for the eyes from wind, rain, sun and dirt.

What the judges had to say

“The visor in the ABUS In-Vizz bicycle helmet is easy to operate with just one hand. That makes life a lot easier for the cyclist. The function of the helmet is not compromised in any way. It’s amazing that something so easy hasn’t been put on the market before!”

RIP 9 RDO

Full-Suspension Mountain Bike


Manufacturer: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA
Design: Niner Bikes, Torrance/USA


The RIP 9 RDO incorporates global rider feedback as well as Niner's rigorous carbon design, engineering and testing standards. The bike features Niner's patented CVA suspension and delivers 125mm of fully active travel with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA
Fox Float CTD Factory Shock. The carbon links rotate on oversized Angular Contact Bearings for lateral rigidity and immediate power transfer, dropper post routing and ISCG 05 chainguide compatibility mean you can build this bike to fit your ride style.


What the judges had to say

“There is a clear philosophy behind this mountain bike. The RIP 9 RDO is perfect in form, with an eye-catching color, bright and smart – an impressive calling card for the rider – and certainly something very out of the ordinary!”

Factor Vis Vires

Racing Bike


Manufacturer: Factor Bikes, Diss, Norfolk/United Kingdom
Design: Domahidy Consulting, LLC, Boulder/USA


The level of electronic integration in combination with the frame, fork and front-end design are what make the Factor Vis Vires racing bike special. Precise steering thanks to the double fork with the integrated front-end makes it take curves with extreme ease; the double-walled down tube enhances the turn and pedal stiffness at an additional only 100 grams of aerodynamic performance.


What the judges had to say

“This racing bike is impressive in its well-thought-through details: the solution for the fork stem, the separated down tube and the integrated mounting. In addition, both brakes are integrated and it is possible to measure differentiated performance (left and right leg). The Factor Vis Vires really is an extraordinary racing bike.”

COBOC eCycle

Urban Single-Speed Pedelec


Manufacturer: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany
Design: COBOC eCycles, Heidelberg/Germany


The COBOC eCycle is a pedelec – a bicycle with an electric motor. The special thing about it is its minimalism, its light weight and its operating concept. The total weight of the current model is 13.7 kg. All of the drive components are integrated into the frame, which keeps the entire drive system protected from the elements and the COBOC sports a lean, purist design. The COBOC eCycle is appealing to riders who place particular importance on perfectly coordinated, dynamic riding characteristics.


What the judges had to say

“A dream of a classically reduced bicycle! A pure single speed that has its electrical components neatly integrated. Combined with incredibly easy operating convenience. A really good approach for a small, particular lifestyle target group. The light and weather protection should also be taken into consideration to appeal to a larger audience!”

blueLABEL Charger

Urban Bikes


Manufacturer: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany
Design: riese und müller GmbH, Weiterstadt, Germany


The blueLABEL Charger features clear, dynamic frame lines. Geared to urban performance, the high-tech e-bike is equipped with carbon belt transmission and the infinitely variable NuVinci Nabe hub. The cables are laid inconspicuously in ridges under the top tube and through the frame. The design language is purist, which is once again reinforced by the raised chain stay. Thanks to the new design, the new Bosch performance drive and the corresponding rechargeable battery appear lean and clean.


What the judges had to say

“The blueLABEL Charger has everything that a modern e-bike needs: It’s good for everyday use, has disk brakes, a low-maintenance drive and a bright LED light. All in all, an honest, clean bike that shows its stuff.”

adizero ss jersey m

Jersey


Manufacturer: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany
Design: adidas AG, Herzogenaurach/Germany


The adizero cycling jersey with a weight of only 65 grams provides cyclists with perfect protection against wind and sun and is aerodynamic genius at the same time. It allows maximum breathability with optimum protection. The cleverly integrated back piece in particular immediately discharges any excess moisture. Two well-planned back pockets offer maximum storage space without stretching out of shape.

What the judges had to say

“This shirt stands as a representative for the wave of innovation in jerseys. When temperatures are high, this jersey is ideal to wear for road racing and MTB – and is sure to become popular among hobby cyclists in the future as well.”

Cervélo Rca

Racing Bike Frame Set


Manufacturer: Cervelo Europe, Cloppenburg/Germany
Design: Cervelo Europe, Cloppenburg/Germany


Cervélo had made this bike even lighter than the last model, but still retained the rigidity of the R5ca. Thanks to the Concurrent Aero & Structural Engineering approach, it was possible to reduce the frame weight to a mere 667g and to decrease the air resistance with the Squoval 3 tube design at the same time. The new design also includes inner cables, an integrated powermeter magnet and the Integran/PowerMetal Nanovate (TM) technology used to coat the fork shaft to allow for better durability at the reduced weight.


What the judges had to say

“The Cervélo frame set is an outstanding example of successful development work: it is ultra-light, but at the same time very stable, runs without any problems and is suitable for everyday use. And the design is very successful as well. The case is clear: this frame sets a new standard.”

Cambium C17

Saddle


Manufacturer: BROOKS ENGLAND LTD, Smethwick/United Kingdom
Design: BROOKS ENGLAND LTD, Smethwick/United Kingdom


Brooks Cambium is a saddle series made of vulcanized natural rubber and organic cotton with a thin layer of structured textile for additional elasticity and durability. This saddle is put together with replaceable parts; it is maintenance-free, waterproof and is comfortable as well as user-friendly. The name Cambium is a term from the field of botany and was chosen because the saddle is produced on the basis of plants.


What the judges had to say

“As a traditional manufacturer, Brooks is blazing new trails with this saddle – and still remains true to its design. The use of new materials is unique to date – there is no other manufacturer who does anything similar.”

Conti drive system

Bicycle Drive Belt


Manufacturer: Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim/Germany
Design: Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG, Hofheim/Germany


Whether for long cycling tours or a trip downtown – the Continental drive belt for bicycles, pedelecs and e-bikes is an alternative to a chain. It is light in weight, clean and quiet, robust, durable and maintenance-free. The advantages of the CONTI DRIVE SYSTEM include the optimized tooth profile for greater gear-changing ease at very low tension, a pleasantly smooth ride with outstanding power transmission and high efficiency along with dry, oil-free operation. In addition, it is also compatible with back pedal brakes and gear hubs.


What the judges had to say

“In this case, the advantages of the belt drive were used in the advanced development and the previous disadvantages eliminated: the change in the tooth shape and the division of the teeth makes it possible to work with a lower belt tension. The belt runs easily, but still doesn’t come off. This will set the stage for more bikes to use a belt drive. Very well done!”

Back-Roller High Visibility

Bicycle Bag


Manufacturer: ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH, Heilsbronn/Germany
Design: ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH, Heilsbronn/Germany


Safety first. That is the motto of the new Back-Roller High-Visibility bicycle bags from ORTLIEB. In addition to the bright signal color, a highly reflecting yarn has been incorporated throughout the entire material. Other features: PU-coated Cordura fabric, waterproof, roll closing, Quick-Lock2 mounting system, tool-free adjustment, bright 3M reflectors, inside pocket and shoulder strap.

What the judges had to say

“This excellently worked bicycle bag is convincing particularly because of the use of reflecting thread. It increases the rider’s safety significantly – in the dark, the whole bag becomes one big reflector, which means that cyclists can be seen much more easily and quickly at dusk. All in all, a product that sets new standards.”

ABUS In-Vizz

Bicycle Helmet


Manufacturer: ABUS, Wetter/Germany
Design: ABUS, Wetter/Germany


The ABUS In-Vizz is a new sports helmet with a visor. A helmet with a visor that can be lowered as needed – quickly and easily. The In-Vizz offers the cyclist not only extraordinarily good protection, it is also very comfortable to wear. Up to now, visors on sport helmets were either permanently fixed or had to be mounted with a lot of fuss and bother. In contrast, the In-Vizz allows the flexible use of the integrated visor: with only one hand, it can be inserted into the helmet and pulled out again as needed. Reliable protection for the eyes from wind, rain, sun and dirt.

What the judges had to say

“The visor in the ABUS In-Vizz bicycle helmet is easy to operate with just one hand. That makes life a lot easier for the cyclist. The function of the helmet is not compromised in any way. It’s amazing that something so easy hasn’t been put on the market before!”


The EUROBIKE GREEN AWARD 2013

After carefully evaluating all the entries, the judges came to the conclusion that none of them deserved the EUROBIKE GREEN AWARD this year. The judges were unanimous: “This special award should go to a product that is environmentally particularly valuable. Unfortunately, there was no entry this year that was able to convince us with trailblazing innovation in terms of ecology and sustainability.”

 
 
 
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