ROTOR 2INpower was one of 51 winners awarded a prize during a ceremony on the first day of Eurobike.
“In the future, the Spanish supplier of sports cycling equipment will combine its highly respected drive technology with a system for power measurement,” remarked the panel of judges about 2INpower. “This is a true high-end product that sets the benchmark with its power measurement on both sides. In terms of functionality, the price is extremely competitive.”
Guests at the Eurobike Awards ceremony could be forgiven for thinking they were in Hollywood. The first day may not have seen Oscars presented to the international bike industry, but instead were honored with an accolade that is hardly any less prestigious. The Eurobike Award distinguishes products and concepts that stand out on account of their special innovations, new functions and outstanding quality. And for the crème de la crème, there was special distinction in the form of twelve Gold Awards and one Green Award.
When the Eurobike trade fair opened its gates for the 25th time in Friedrichshafen this morning, it also marked a quarter century of innovation within the bicycle industry. For a number of years now, the Eurobike Awards have served as a magnifying glass that focuses attention on new products and innovations from the bike sector.
“In what is an innovative sector in any case, there are always companies with special ideas that help them to stand out from the crowd,” said Dirk Heidrich, Eurobike project manager for the Messe Friedrichshafen. “Their innovations are far more than just the icing on the cake for the bike market, without the wealth of inventions within the industry, there would not have been such important stimuli for the market as mountain bikes or e-bikes, electronic bike components or fully-sprung suspensions. In this respect, the Eurobike Award is not only a recognition of good ideas, but also a yardstick for the future viability of the bicycle industry.”
The field of entrants for the 2016 Eurobike Awards shows that there is no cause for concern about the future of the industry; the 472 entrants are an impressive demonstration of the innovative spirit within the sector. In a two-stage decision-making process, an expert panel of six judges awarded a Eurobike Award to 51 new products after critical examination and intense discussion. Among them were twelve companies, which in the judges’ opinion, redefined the benchmark for innovation and are therefore worthy recipients of a Gold Award.
The Eurobike Award panel of judges
The Eurobike Award panel of judges were: Marcus Schröder, Managing Director EFBE Prueftechnik GmbH, Thomas Hellriegel, Triathlete and licensed coach, Marcella Crisanti, Editor-in-chief ciclonline.com and cyclonline.com, Kevin Quan, Designer and Engineer Kevin Quan Studios, Lotte Kraus, Biomechanical Expert Bike Biomechanics, Rik de Bruin, store owner Gek van Fietsen – Cycling Store