The best booth award goes to Marin, which recreated a NorCal bar as a way to entice visitors to step inside. And yes they poured plenty of these after the show day was done.
Debate is done. Votes have been tallied. And this year’s Eurobike Award Winners have been announced. The annual contest of two wheeled tech started with 472 entries, which were whittled down to 51 winners, including a dozen prestigious Gold Award recipients. Here’s a rundown of some of the winners, along with a few of our favorite sightings thus far. Besides those pictured below, other gold medal award winners included Elite’s Quick Motion roller trainer, The 3TExploro aero gravel bike, by.schulz’s Stem Twist SDS, The Rotor 2INpower power meter, and Bike Ahead’s no-slip-application for carbon bike components.
On the same day SRAM introduced the disc brake version of its eTap wireless shifting system to the world, it was awarded with a Eurobike Awards gold medal.
Giro picked up a gold medal for its new Factor Techlace high-end road shoe, which blends the comfort of laces with the ease of adjustability afforded by Velcro straps and a Boa dial.
The gold medal-winning Lumos improves your chances for a worry-free commute thanks to light and brake/turn signals built into the helmet. Turn signals are operated by a wireless remote switch on the handlebars. This brain protector started with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $800,000 in 12 hours. It’s water resistant, has a rechargeable battery, and is CPSC certified.
WTB’s Horizon Road Plus 650b brings the benefits of mid-fat rubber to road and gravel adventuring with a tire that delivers the same diameter as a 700x30c but with far more traction and cushion.
The SuperNova Taster brings safety to the road with this e-bike specific light switch and horn that can be integrated into your handlebars. Housings are weather sealed an installation is a tool-free process for this gold award winner. Beep, beep!
Parlee’s take on the UCI’s whole disc brake problem is to cover it up on the new TTiR time trial bike. But not in the way we’re used to in the world of professional cycling. We like this solution much better. And now a few non-Eurobike sanctioned awards…
Castelli aims for being as light as possible with the windproof Vela Vest that’s made of Dyneema sailcloth and weighs just 59 grams size large.
If you can get away with calling a vehicle that can rip along at 28mph a bike, you definitely deserve some kind of award.
Best car at this bike show? Hands down this old Mavic neutral service Peugeot.
Scott wins the award for most big race winning bikes on display. Besides two MTB Olympic golds on their new Spark RC cross-country bike, the Swiss company was also showing off Matt Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix winning Foil aero road bike.
Floating bikes in the Cipollini booth. Now that’s trick.
The better late than never award goes to Campagnolo, which is almost ready to unveil a disc brake for road bikes solution. Maybe at Interbike…