today, the 10 gold winners and 1 green award winner of the eurobike award 2011 have been announced. in its seventh year, the award is organized by ifdesign and aims to provide retail trade, as well as every day consumers and bike enthusiasts, with an endorsement of good bike design and related products that are available on the market.

hosted by the messe friedrichshafen, the winning products will be on show as part of the eurobike show from august 31st to september 3rd, 2011. here is the line-up of this years winners:

gekko trike

the ‘gekko trike’ is a compact bike that combines efficient cycling in the aerodynamic and comfortable recumbent posture with a clear, reduced design appearance. the ergonomic, breathable seat is integrated into the frame and can be folded forwards to save space. due to its innovative frame structure, the gekko trike can be separated within 60 seconds to form a compact package for easy transport. two front wheels allow for safe roadholding and excellent braking performance with curving streets. the frame made from AL7005, offers a bike that is lightweight – 15,4kg, that has a high payload of up to a 150 kg gross weight. touring equipment and e-motor are available. ‘gekko trike’ is produced by german bike manufactured by HP velotechnik. designers involved are daniel pulvermüller, martin wöllner and paul J.W. hollants.

eurobike award 2011 gekko trike

eurobike award 2011 worldtraveller 29

the new ‘worldtraveller 29’ is designed for any long distance bike traveller. extensive tests have shown that a touring bike based around a 29er (29” rims) mountain bike has numerous advantages. larger, wider tires mean a more composed ride, longer ground contact patches and better traction. they also roll over bumps or loose gravel more easily, and they are more comfortable. balanced geometry means that even fully loaded, the ‘worldtraveller 29er’ remains responsive in many conditions. equipped with the sporty shimano SLX groupset, magura hs-11 hydraulic brakes, 40-spoke rear wheel and stable, integrated tubus rear rack, the bike s all set for extreme touring. the dutch bike manufacturer koga BV produces this trekking bike. designers involved are martin schuttert, reina osinga and mark dorlandt.

eurobike award 2011 haibike greed 29

the ‘haibike greed 29’ is a hardtail mountain bike that combines race technology with the ideology of 29ers. the design gives the rider good control in manoeuvring the bike on aggressive roads. the ‘haibike greed 29’ offers a driving comfort which is unknown for the high-end segment so far. the main development of the design was to put the established weight minimized greed chassis on big wheels to make the 29er propulsion perceptible. the carbon frame bike is designed by haibike (karo bayer, felix puello, christian malik, jonathan sweet) and produced by german manufacturer winora-staiger GmbH.

eurobike award 2011 supersix EVO ult.

efficiency. evolved. weight, stiffness, strength, compliance and aerodynamics; these five factors are the cornerstones of cycling efficiency. the ‘supersix evo is ult.’ is a roadbike which is the distilled sum of everything swiss cycling sports group has learned up to this point.

eurobike award 2011 TDR fluxX

‘TDR fluxX’ is an eletric bike with a TDR engine gearbox unit built into the down side of the seat tube. it also features bike activation and registration software. compared to its predecessor, this version of the bike features three new bike functions: sensors which measure speed rotation torque, which has a simple to operate display, matching other components on the handlebar; new electronic (auto) shifted harmony nuvinci hub; TDR econometer function for maximum range in which first tests indicate +70km. ‘TDR fluxX’ is designed and manufactured by dutch company theo de rooij bikes B.V.patent pending.

eurobike award 2011 flyer cargo

designed for every day use and leisure biking, ‘flyer cargo’ offers a number of loading options, permitting the rider to transport significant amounts of cargo such as groceries or large bags. thanks to its patented ‘racktime’ quick release fastener, the bike’s rear luggage rack can be removed in a few simple steps, while attachment points for luggage bags offer additional transport possibilities. designed specifically for heavy loads, flyer cargo has a permitted total weight of 160 kg. it is designed and manufactured by swiss company biketec AG.

eurobike award 2011 AGT

designed and manufactured by german company JD europe components GmbH, this is a revolution in automatic shifting system, specifically designed for tranzX PST energized e-bikes. a choice of either automatic or semi-automatic shift modes provides a superior and effortless riding experience while improving electrical bikes’ energy efficiency. automatic gear transmission (AGT) technology optimizes the power ratio, achieving higher throughput and greater range. integrated into the tranz PST drive system, the computer-controlled system automatically changes gears at the right points to insure optimal power support. AGT is compatible with coaster breaks.

eurobike award 2011 AGT

eurobike award 2011 michelin protek max

the ‘michelin protek max’ is a puncture resistant intertube for one’s bike which has a compression reaction in the event of piercing (the hole closes up naturally) whereas a classic innertube has an extension reaction (balloon effect). manufactured and designed by michelin reifenwerke AG & co. KGaA, the tube’s self-plugging effect is increased by the built-in sealant which is added during the production process. easy to fit, thanks to its square profile, the ‘protek max inner tube’ is naturally positioned in the rim well and does not twist, unlike a completely tubular classic inner tube. ‘protek max’ needs to be inflated two times less often than a classic michelin airstop.

eurobike award 2011 oratory jacket

the ‘oratory jacket’ by brompton bicycle ltd. makes garish cycle wear obsolete. off the bike, it is a fitted jacket, with smart detailing and modern touches (headphone loops, transport card pocket in the sleeve). on the bike, the reflective features (collar, lapel, cuffs) and a (revealed) high-visibility panel offer safety, while the ‘action back’ and fold-over cuffs ensure a good fit. made out of epic cotton to ensure a dry arrival, the bamboo lining and ‘pit zips’ are also sweat-free. now there’s no excuse for not cycling to work!

eurobike award 2011 octane SL III: feather-light and breezy like sandals

extremely breathable, the ‘octane SL III’ is a road shoe that is constructed from a one piece bonded clarino rovenica™ upper. this structure makes the design as supple and stretchable as natural leather, and yet strong and shape-retentive providing comfort and excellent power transfer for the wearer. direct-vent mesh for cooling and drainage makes one feel as if they are wearing sandals. the new 1:1 octane power-plate with ultra low 6.5 mm stack height gives the footwear and overall feather-light weight of 195g. developed and manufactured by pearl izumi GmBH, the shoes’ concave shaping allows for anatomic support and enhanced plate stiffness.

eurobike award 2011 biketower BT 20-112

winner of the 2011 green eurobike award, ‘biketower BT 20-112’ is a fully automated bicycle park and hiring station for 20 to 112 bicycles. depending on the number of bikes, the height varies from one to six floors and can be used 365 days a year, 24 h a day. available for all bicycle types it offers inductive charging for e-bikes and electric vehicles and is energy efficient, utilizing solar power. the façade design can be variably adjusted to the architecture of the town/company/location. the structure is quite resistant to vandalism and theft-proof thanks to the use of high-grade materials. a prototype version, ‘biketower bt 72’, is available for use at the central railway station in meckenbeuren, germany. ‘biketower BT 20-112’ is designed by e-bike mobility (patrick bartsch, timo bartsch, MAP architekten meckenbeuren / stuttgart and manufactured by bartsch GmBH.

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