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Eurobike honors top products with awards

Published August 31, 2016
The Green Award winner was Chien King Industrial, which uses rice grain husks in its pedals.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Eurobike Award distinguishes products and concepts that stand out for their innovations, new functions and quality. Trade show organizers also bestow 12 Gold Awards and one Green Award for the top products, and most sustainable product.

Some 472 entrants applied for an award this year. In a two-stage process, an expert panel awarded a Eurobike Award to 51 new products after examination and discussion.

Among them were 12 companies that in the expert judges’ opinion redefine the benchmark for innovations and were given a Gold Award. These were:

  • Uvex – Jakkyl HDE mountain bike helmet
  • SRAM – Red eTap wireless electronic shifting system
  • Elite – Quick Motion roller trainer
  • WTB – Horizon Road Plus tires
  • 3T – Exploro aero gravel bike
  • Parlee Cycles – TTiR model with disc brakes
  • Giro – Factor Techlace racing shoe
  • by.schulz – Stem Twist SDS
  • Rotor – 2INpower power meter
  • Supernova – Taster light and horn for an e-bike
  • Lumen Labs – Lumos Helmet with integrated front and rear lights
  • Bike Ahead – NSA (No-Slip-Application) for carbon bike components

The Green Award for innovation in sustainable product design went to Taiwanese company Chien King Industrial, which has found an interesting raw material for the plastic in its CK-UB2RH FPC pedals: the husks of rice grains.

The members of the expert panel were test engineer Marcus Schröder (EFBE Prüftechnik GmbH), bike fitting specialist Lotte Kraus, top triathlete Thomas Hellriegel, Italian trade journalist Marcella Crisanti (ciclonline.com), Dutch bike retailer Rik de Bruin (Gek van Fietsen) and Canadian designer Kevin Quan.

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