The EUROBIKE AWARD 2023, the prestigious award for innovative and high-quality products in the bicycle and future mobility industry, was presented for the first time at Messe Frankfurt after a one-year break and the relocation of the leading international trade fair Eurobike from Lake Constance to the Main River - with the German Design Council as a competent partner at its side.
The EUROBIKE 2023 AWARD Winners
A renowned jury of experts from the bike and mobility industry evaluated over 300 submitted products based on the degree of innovation, functionality, sustainability, design as well as processing quality and material selection.
Congratulations to the 45 winners! In particular, 9 entries received the EUROBIKE Award in Gold as well as the two winners of the GREEN and START-UP Awards.
MOUSTACHE - Cycle me SAS - J.
With the J., MOUSTACHE presents an innovative, full-suspension e-bike that not only promises the highest level of riding comfort, but with its clean, finely crafted aluminum frame design without visible welds also inspires in aesthetic terms. Particularly in the field of everyday bikes, full suspension has often been neglected in recent years. This makes it all the more pleasing to see how well the J. rides with its two-piece frame and neatly integrated motor including battery. The fact that the e-bike comes along with a refreshing visual lightness despite high riding comfort is another aspect that speaks for the great design concept behind it.
SCOTT SPORTS SA - SCOTT Lumen 900 SL
The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE impresses with an elegantly flowing, organic design language, whereby form and technology form a perfect unit here. At first glance, the pleasantly lightweight e-bike not only looks like a conventional MTB, it also rides like one, as the pedaling resistance is hardly greater when the motor is switched off than on a bike without a motor. However, the superior driving pleasure is most evident when the motor is switched on, which supports unobtrusively or performs powerfully as required. The SCOTT Lumen eRIDE is also excellently processed, convinces technically in every detail by high quality and thus sets the bar at an impressive level.
Tout Terrain GmbH & Co. KG - Tout Terrain Pamir
The Tout Terrain Pamir, equipped with an innovative, powerful and extremely reliable Pinion drivetrain, is a true masterpiece for long tours both on and off the road. Not only does it bear its name with pride, but it was also designed by experts whose passion for cycling is visible and palpable in every detail. Aesthetically impressive and hand-assembled in Germany, this e-bike offers not only exceptional looks but also unparalleled riding pleasure. It is a consistent bike for those who want to travel long distances, especially in remote areas. In addition, the bike frame of the Tout Terrain Pamir is produced in the EU, which is another quality component and a sign of sustainability.
Shimano Europe - AUTO SHIFT & FREE SHIFT
The new Shimano shifting systems DEORE XT Di2 and CUES Di2 improve the shifting comfort on e-bikes immensely. FREE SHIFT, for example, allows you to change gear without having to pedal. And with AUTO SHIFT, the transmission automatically changes to the optimum gear, with the system responding very well even on small inclines. The gear change is pleasantly smooth and gentle on components. Shimano has opened the door to a new dimension in the field of gear shifting with the new DEORE XT Di2 and CUES Di2, the two extremely practical shifting systems promise a completely new shifting experience and thus a high market potential.
SRAM Corporation Europe - SRAM XX Eagle Transmission
With the new XX Eagle Transmission SRAM sets new standards and redefines the switching system for biking. Without shift eye and without adjustment screws, it gains in durability and the switching performance of the electronic group is extremely impressive. The rear derailleur sits on the rear wheel axle and thus guarantees a vibration-proof fit and an always ideal position to the cassette. The XX Eagle Transmission works so even under full load pleasantly light and quiet. A remarkable masterpiece of bicycle engineering.
Robert Bosch GmbH - Bosch eBike ABS
The ABS system for e-bikes developed by Bosch impresses with its small size and compact design. As a result, it does not weigh much and can be easily integrated into various e-bike models. Under heavy braking, the system reduces the risk of rollover and wheel slippage, which can lead to serious accidents, especially at higher speeds, as e-bikes quickly reach. Many users - especially inexperienced users - of e-bikes underestimate the power and speed of the wheels. The Bosch eBike ABS is definitely a significant step towards maximizing safety.
Thule Sweden AB - Thule Epos
With the Thule Epos bike rack, the bikes are not secured with a clamp as with many conventional products, but with a strap. This has the advantage that very different types of bikes can be attached. Especially e-bikes with battery integrated into the frame are now often too thick for many conventional clamp mounts. The Thule Epos holds tubes whose circumference ranges from 10 cm to more than 30 cm, which is roughly the size of a frame tube with battery in it. The tension straps mounted on telescopic rods allow free movement of the mounting base, so that the swing arm of the frame or even the wheel can be fixed. The carrier also offers a large distance between the troughs, which means that even full-suspension bikes and Boost hubs do not interfere. A useful development and real innovation, with which the user*in can be sure that the bike will not fall out of the carrier.
Scholz & Volkmer GmbH - Call a Bike Fahrrad-Station
DB's Call a Bike station with vertical mini-garden combines a sustainable mobility offer with original urban greening. This not only makes the city more beautiful and friendly, but also improves the air, creates space for insects and draws positive attention to the micromobility offer. The thoughtful design of the station is convincing both formally and functionally, and sends a signal about the need to make our cities greener. When Deutsche Bahn rolls out the system, it promises to have a corresponding impact. A solution that is as simple as it is beautiful, making a great statement for a more climate-friendly use of public space.
Pinion GmbH - Pinion E-Drive MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT
The Pinion E-Drive MOTOR.GEARBOX.UNIT, developed and manufactured in Germany, combines two systems - motor and gears - in a compact, closed housing to form a completely new drive system. This not only makes the unit practically maintenance and wear-free, but also results in excellent performance thanks to the perfectly matched and high-quality components, which simply makes riders happy. In addition to the powerful drive, the electric gearshift also responds well to speed changes. A real carefree drive system that opens up new possibilities for bike designers and will certainly be used in many bikes in the future.
EUROBIKE AWARD 2023 Gewinner - GREEN AWARD
Schwalbe - Ralf Bohle GmbH - Schwalbe Green Marathon
With the new Green Marathon bicycle tire, Schwalbe underscores its pioneering position in terms of circular economy within the bike industry. The tire is not only 98% pollutant-free, but also the only bicycle tire in the world to date with its own recyclable materials cycle and thus a model of sustainability. The circular system was initiated and built up by Schwalbe itself and is groundbreaking beyond the bike industry. The fact that the Green Marathon is not only environmentally friendly, but also scores with an outstanding performance, proves how uncompromisingly Schwalbe continues to drive the development of its innovative products.
EUROBIKE AWARD 2023 Gewinner - START-UP AWARD
Toolbike AG - MONoPOLE
The Toolbike No O1, designed by Swiss start-up MONoPOLE, boasts an exceptionally straightforward and striking frame architecture that clearly sets it apart from the crowd visually. However, this eye-catching aesthetic is not the bike's only outstanding feature. It also impresses with precise handling characteristics, an impressively smooth drive and a generous front luggage rack that can be used modularly for transport options. Special highlights include steering with a toothed belt from Gates and the Pinion C.16 transmission with Gates Carbon Drive. All these features make the Toolbike No O1 a promising and thoughtful design that rightly positions the young brand MONoPOLE in the market. It should be noted that the frame of the Toolbike No O1 is made in France, which further contributes to the quality and origin of the product.
EUROBIKE AWARD JURY 2023
With the redesign of the awards, the jury this year will also be even more diverse and interdisciplinary. Our new product categories of light electric vehicles and mobility solutions and infrastructure require new expertise.
A renowned jury of experts from the bike and mobility industry will evaluate all submitted products based on the degree of innovation, functionality, sustainability, design as well as processing quality and material selection.
Jury members 2023
- Maximilian Leugner
Laboratory Manager Mechanical Products, TÜV Rheinland
- Miłosz Kędracki
- Annette Blum
- Dr. Sissi Pärsch
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Petra Schäfer
Professorship for Traffic Planning at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
- Nils Holger Moormann
EUROBIKE AWARD 2023 Gewinner
Alle weiteren Gewinner des EUROBIKE AWARDS 2023 in alphabetischer Reihenfolge.
The CAPSULED Bike Bag can be used through its technical as well as modular multi-purpose design not only optionally as a frame, handlebar or saddle bag, but if necessary even becomes a comfortable portable shoulder bag, and thus surprises with a special versatility that sets it apart from the competition. In addition, there is a very good workmanship and an attractive appearance that fits many types of bicycles, while the cleverly solved division allows the attachment to different places on the bike. A great idea, through which the bag adapts flexibly to the respective needs and meets exactly the zeitgeist.
The bicycle thru axle Ultimate Quik Axle always ensures the same setting, can be adjusted to all dimensions and thus solves the problem of different axle lengths and thread standards on the market. The product convinces not only by its clever functional design, but also by the very good workmanship.
With the Bike Commute 2.5L Jkt W rain jacket, outdoor specialist JACK WOLFSKIN combines maximum comfort, sophisticated functionality and chic, timeless aesthetics with sustainability. For this, the manufacturer does not rely on textiles made from recycled PET bottles, but goes a big step further with the use of specially recycled materials, which in the future will enable a closed cycle of recyclable materials. An exemplary as well as contemporary zero-waste strategy that has been translated into a highly attractive product with the Bike Commute 2.5L Jkt W rain jacket.
Whereas in the past you could just get on a bike and ride off, modern bikes, especially e-bikes and technical accessories, have long required explanation and instructions are often correspondingly complex. Kalkhoff Bikes has recognized this problem and developed MagicManuals®, an interesting digital platform solution for this purpose. The tool makes it possible to get to know the products of various manufacturers interactively, comprehensibly, comprehensively and pleasantly clearly in words and pictures, and to use them correctly and with fun and enjoyment right from the start. This is not only helpful for customers, but also reduces the number of queries to the manufacturer.
Particularly on narrow streets, a structural separation of the roadway and dedicated bike lane makes sense. The fact that the Bike Lane System can also be used temporarily and installed quickly makes it particularly attractive. Especially when there is no space for new bike lanes, or a new construction takes too long and is often too costly, existing roads are merely narrowed by markings, which increases the risk of accidents for cyclists. The Bike Lane System definitely contributes to making cycling on the road safer and less stressful for everyone.
With the OxiTurn & OxiBrake bicycle lighting set, you are not only optimally seen in traffic, but also tells other road users whether you are turning or braking. The both stylish and functionally sophisticated light fits on virtually any helmet, is easy to install and intuitive to use. The light is bright but not glaring, with the yellow signal being very recognizable when flashing. The sound accompanying the flashing is reminiscent of that of cars, which is very pleasant compared to the beeping or spoken signals of some other manufacturers. An excellently designed product that can be easily retrofitted and provides additional safety in road traffic, especially in urban areas.
The more people use trains and bicycles, the better for the climate and the environment. An attractive incentive to get on a bike is the DB Rad+ app, which converts every kilometer ridden into cash that can then be spent at participating regional retailers. The highly user-friendly app makes it easy and uncomplicated to do this, and it's a great incentive. The fact that the app also promotes the exchange of information between cyclists, for example by sharing attractive routes, helps to drive forward the expansion of the cycling infrastructure. With the DB Rad+ app, Deutsche Bahn has created a real incentive to pedal more. Only a few cities and municipalities are participating in the campaign yet, but the start has definitely been made.
The Volume 1500 Bike Light bicycle light convinces not only with a good light field, but also surprises with a special operation. Instead of pressing a button, as is the case with many lights from other suppliers, the Volume 1500 Bike Light has a rotary control positioned on the side. This is designed so that it can be operated comfortably even when wearing gloves. Another advantage is that the battery-powered light can also be used as a power bank, e.g. for the cell phone, which makes a lot of sense, especially on the road. The fact that the Volume 1500 Bike Light also impresses formally with its clear timeless design language and fits many bikes makes the design perfect.
The Willy is a practical bicycle trailer that scores with many thoughtful details. For example, the small wheels are located below the platform, making even bulky loads, easily fit on it. And the clever folding mechanism allows the trailer to be compressed to a compact size for space-saving storage. The fact that the Willy can also be used as a handcart makes it an all-rounder in everyday life. A likeable product that not only convinces functionally in every detail, but also succeeds beautifully in form with its clear modern aesthetics.
With RX Connect, Riese & Müller enables users to digitally connect their e-bike and, in combination with digital services, tools and information in real time, creates an attractive added value that significantly increases both riding fun and safety. The integrated GPS tracking reacts even to small changes in position and, together with the loud alarm, promises efficient theft protection. The chip is permanently integrated into the e-bike and works with both Android and Apple smartphones. Connecting the e-bike with the cell phone is not new, but with RX Connect Riese & Müller unquestionably sets a new benchmark on the subject of security in the market.
The Handlebar Mounting Set QR can be intuitively, quickly and easily detached from the handlebar and reattached with a few simple steps. In this way, the holder can be spontaneously attached to other wheels and use the handlebar bag more flexibly. Sympathetic is also that the holder is not only compatible with all ORTLIEB handlebar bags and baskets, but also works with many products from other manufacturers. An ingenious solution that has been solidly designed and definitely fills an existing gap in the market.
The equally chic as waterproof and robust Fuel-Pack QR bike bag from Ortlieb creates useful storage space on the bike, which is also conveniently accessible while riding. At the same time, the opening and closing of the top tube bag goes through the practical magnetic closure easily even when you keep your eyes on the road. Another interesting feature is the integrated holder for the smartphone with cable connection to the inside of the bag to connect the phone to a power bank. Also, the fact that the bag can be easily and quickly removed from the bike frame - for example, if you store valuables in it and want to stop in between - is an attractive advantage that makes the Fuel-Pack QR, which has been thought out in every detail, stand out innovatively from the competition.
With the COSMIC ULTIMATE 45 DISC, the French manufacturer Mavic Group SAS raises the topic of wheelset to a new level. The super lightweight wheels are completely handmade from carbon, including spokes. Thereby inspires not only the extremely clean processing in every detail, but especially the functional design of the COSMIC ULTIMATE 45 DISC, which saves power through its perfect aerodynamics. The fact that the airtight rims manage without tubeless tape is also noticeable in the overall weight and facilitates tire mounting. A great wheel design, from which the passion for cycling speaks.
The technically as clever as solidly designed Art Comfort of Velospring bicycle grips reduce vibrations when driving through the integrated torsion spring without making the steering spongy. Thanks to the wide ergonomic fins, the heels of the hands lie relaxed and comfortable, which prevents pain, especially on longer rides. In addition, the plastic used is pleasant under the hands and is recyclable.
The AGU Winter City Slicker Undyed may look like a casually cut coat at first glance, but it is a cleverly thought-out functional jacket for cyclists who want or need to be on their bikes despite the cold and rain. Thanks to its design, which is specially adapted to cycling, the jacket not only meets the highest standards of comfort, safety and functionality, but also gives users a good feeling with regard to the environment and climate. The fact that the jacket is only available in white for ecological reasons makes it more susceptible to road dirt, but the bright color also increases visibility in traffic - and also looks extremely stylish.
With the CUBE mini E-pump eliminates the exhausting pumping up of bicycle tires by hand. In addition, the electric pump is so small and compact that it fits comfortably in the saddlebag and supplements the usual tools there. The surprisingly powerful pump is simply plugged onto the valve. The power comes from a LI battery, which is recharged in just twenty minutes. A tool as useful as handy, which also convinces formally with its simple minimalist look.
Drinking is important. Especially during sporting activities or longer rides on the bike. But water also means weight, which is elegantly distributed on the bike frame with the M.U.L.E. Frame Pack. Unlike water bottles, which must first be removed from the holder, the water in the M.U.L.E. is sucked directly from the reservoir through a hose. This is convenient and ensures that you keep your hands on the handlebars. Thanks to the six attachment loops and the narrow shape, the pack can be integrated firmly and securely into the frame architecture of the bike and also blends in here visually very nice. Thus, the M.U.L.E. Frame Pack is also an interesting alternative to the hydration systems integrated into a backpack, because with him the weight is not on the shoulders, but shifts the load on the frame.
There is no such thing as a lock that is one hundred percent secure. But you can make it really hard for bike thieves. Like with the ABUS Granit Super Extreme 2500 U-lock, which makes it even more difficult to break through due to its improved hardness compared to the previous model, and also reflects its immense resistance in its design. For the high security level, the weight of the lock is more than okay, especially since ABUS has also thought of a solid mount for the luggage rack or on the rear of the bike. The lock does have its price, but when it comes to the greatest possible protection of an expensive or cherished bike or e-bike, many owners will certainly consider the investment.
In the lightweight FLYER Upstreet SL 3.10, the cables were almost completely integrated into the frame and handlebar stem, which, together with the reduced design, ensures a clear overall impression. The combination of drive and frame architecture also succeeded very nicely, which visually underlines the impression of lightness. In addition to the timelessly elegant aesthetics, the e-bike convinces with high-quality components that promise a high level of riding fun and performance. A very nice bike that is just as suitable for the occasional outing as it is for everyday use.
With the PINCLIP action cam mount quick-release adapter for action cams, detaching and attaching the camera is easier, faster and more convenient than ever thanks to the smart, reliable magnetic connection. A highly practical innovation from FIDLOCK that lets you focus on what it's really all about: the action.
The PINNIATO HT SPEED S-pedelec impresses with a successful combination of high-quality aesthetics and uncompromising performance, with the transmission and gears also working very well. The clear design language combined with striking frame geometry give the e-bike its own unmistakable identity with a high level of recognition. The fact that the PINNIATO HT SPEED is also convincing in terms of safety and reliability makes it particularly attractive for commuters.
With its three wheels, the LIMOTEC E-Trike not only offers an extremely modern and stylish design, but also ensures a safe ride on the road. The integrated chassis control system additionally improves the driving characteristics and ensures a pleasant riding experience. Unlike many other cargo bikes where the storage space is positioned in the front, the LIMOTEC E-Trike has the storage space in the back. This means that the view to the front remains as usual as on a conventional bicycle. In addition, the transport platform is characterized by a modular system that allows various uses and increases flexibility. A notable feature of the LIMOTEC E-Trike is the tiltable design of the chassis. This feature facilitates loading and unloading of the trike and enables easy maneuvering, especially in urban areas. In addition to the stress-free search for a parking space compared to a car, the E-Trike thus also offers a more sustainable mobility solution.
Where to put the bike helmet during short stops? The uvex city stride MIPS Hiplok not only offers the highest level of safety, but also has with the integrated cable tie lock from Hiplok a useful feature to lock the helmet, for example, on the bike frame with. An excellent product consistently thought through to the end.
The very well thought-out AURA Hybrid Smart helmets combine safety, wearing comfort and smart technology in a chic, independent design with high recognizability. The very nicely integrated light system, including turn signal and automatic brake light, ensures good visibility in road traffic.
The NACAROAD bike light convinces with a bright and at the same time very wide and uniformly illuminated light field. Due to the high range, obstacles can be easily seen from a distance, which allows the rider to react in time, especially when riding fast, e.g. on a road bike. The lens design, inspired by modern car headlights, produces a clear, glare-free delineation of the light field, and the aerodynamic design minimizes air resistance. A very well designed product that fits under the handlebars and also succeeded aesthetically at a high level, making it fit harmoniously into the design of many different types of bikes.
The Egret One e-scooter has an innovative hydraulic braking system that is located inside the rim and is virtually maintenance-free. Together with the puncture-proof tires, a battery that can be changed quickly and easily, as well as a contemporary color display and other features, the e-scooter promises a lot and very safe driving fun. A useful detail is the extendable telescopic handlebar, which flexibly adapts to the size of the user. The fact that the scooter is also convincing in terms of design and workmanship at a high level makes it a real e-scooter highlight in a market that continues to boom.
With the extremely precise and robust DG-BO Seat post Tool, the inner diameter of the seat post can be determined exactly. Through the use of aluminum, the tool looks very high quality compared to many other gauges made of plastic and has a great feel. Original is the idea to integrate a bottle opener in the tool, which makes it even more often in use.
The SL MiniMax bicycle light combines a high light output with sympathetically small, compact size and exceptionally good workmanship. The fact that in the assembly of the light made of aluminum was consistently dispensed with glue and the product can be easily disassembled into its individual parts, makes it easily repairable. This extends the service life and is sustainable. A well thought-out and very high quality designed bike light, which also scores with a sporty aesthetic.
With its 34 LEDs and a special scatter material, the SUPERNOVA TL3-Z tail light provides excellent visibility in road traffic. At the same time, the clean and high-quality housing not only impresses with a simple, elegant design, but is also so small that it is hardly noticeable on the wheel when switched off. In addition, SUPERNOVA compensates for the CO2 emissions generated in the production of the tail light.
The ARCON knee pad has a specially designed protective pad that is longer and wider than many competitors. At the same time, it is highly elastic, lightweight and breathable. This ensures not only a maximum of protection and safety, but also promises a high wearing comfort. The fact that recycled nylon material is also used in the manufacture of the knee pad means that the product also meets sustainability requirements.
The CENTURION Easy R900i impresses with its special frame architecture, which makes getting on and off particularly comfortable thanks to the wide step-through and is thus also ideally suited for less agile people. The fact that the e-bike nevertheless appears sporty and elegant in its entirety proves once again that comfort and stylish aesthetics do not have to be a contradiction. Equipped with two small luggage racks as well as a chic bag in the front, the equally nimble and agile bike is perfect for daily use, whether for shopping or a nice outing. In that the CENTURION Easy R900i with its generous step-through actually shows consideration for people who need and appreciate a low step-in, including many seniors, the bike becomes a relevant statement that makes a mark.
The Ride Safety System RS1000 from AlpsAlpine is an innovative product that makes cycling safer on the road without changing the bike aesthetics. It uses a digital camera that is integrated into the LED taillight and thus remains virtually invisible. By transmitting the camera image to the smartphone, the system allows female riders to keep an eye on the space behind them without having to turn around. This intelligent camera is equipped with AI functions that warn of impending danger, further enhancing safety. Unlike conventional rearview mirrors, whose long bars on the handlebars are perceived as uncool by many female cyclists, the RS1000 offers an elegant solution to improve safety on the road.
To attach the smartphone to the handlebar, the SP-Connect mount is an attractive solution. Thanks to the practical rotating mechanism, the smartphone can not only be conveniently and quickly attached and just as easily detached again, the device also sits firmly and securely in the mount. Another plus point is the relatively far forward position in front of the handlebar, which ensures an optimal viewing angle of the device.
The mid-mounted motor developed by the German manufacturer HEPHA combines power and impressive range with lightness and compact size - and at a highly attractive entry-level price. An excellent product with high market potential that convinces with its innovative performance, technically high level and clean aesthetics...