84 Eurobike Awards + 8 Gold Awards
The Eurobike Award is celebrating its eighth edition this year. The Eurobike Award jury selected a total of 84 products as Award winners. Tomorrow, on the first show day, the best eight entries will be honored with a Gold Award.
Six bicycle experts met in Hannover to examine and evaluate the 439 products registered from 28 countries and to decide which ones were worthy of the Eurobike Award 2012. The jury included the brand-new silver-medal winner in cross-country racing in this year’s Summer Olympics; mountain-bike professional Sabine Spitz.
84 entries can look forward to receiving this coveted Award – the eight best get Gold on 29 August 2012. The award-winning products will be displayed in a special exhibition in Foyer West for the duration of the show.
The Eurobike Green Award was not presented this year, Regrettably, the jury did not find a product among the entries that was able to completely convince them in terms of environmental compatibility and sustainability in its entirety.
According to Wolfgang Köhle, press spokesperson for Eurobike at Messe Friedrichshafen: “The potential for innovation in this industry sector is absolutely phenomenal! Once again, it was impressive to see the enthusiasm with which the bicycle industry enters into this competition year after year.”
The judges took the following criteria into consideration in their evaluation of the products entered: Aerodynamics, Efficiency, Ergonomics, Functionality, Utility, Design Quality, Weight, Degree of Innovation, Comfort, Sturdiness, Brand Value/Branding, Choice of Material, Service, Safety, Stability, Environmental Friendliness and Workmanship.
Entries were accepted in the following nine categories: mountain bikes, cross bikes, racing bikes, urban bikes, special-purpose bikes, e-bikes/pedelecs, clothes, parts/components and accessories. The Award Ceremony will take place on the first show day – August 29 – on 18:00 at the center stage in Foyer East.
Eurobike Award booth: Foyer West