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2018 Interbike Innovation Award winners announced

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The second annual Interbike Innovation Awards have been decided at leading North American bike industry trade show Interbike 2018. The Interbike Innovation Awards aim to showcase excellence in product, retail, advocacy and exhibitor booths. Product-specific awards were distributed across the mountain, road, e-bike and triathlon categories.

Interbike Marketweek took place in the Reno Tahoe region beginning with the Northstar Free-Ride Festival in North Lake Tahoe, CA, on September 14-16, 2018 (with bike demos taking place on September 15-16). OutDoor Demo ran from September 16-17, 2018 for members of the trade, followed by the Interbike Expo in Reno, NV on September 18-20, 2018.

Interbike partnered with Hi-Torque Publications to evaluate and select the winners in mountain, road and electric. All triathlon product award recipients were selected by Triathlete Magazine.

Ten Retailer Innovation Award winners were chosen by Bicycle Retailer And Industry News (BRAIN), The Mann Group, The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) and Interbike. ‘The winning retailer implemented innovative ideas and strategies to their business with positive results over the past 12 months.’

Booth innovation and design awards were led by editorial staff from Exhibitor Magazine, the monthly business-to-business magazine featuring best practices in trade shows and events.

The awards were distributed as follows

Road Product Innovation

  • Bianchi E-Aria
  • Reform Road Saddle
  • Hope RX4 Disc Brake
  • Pioneer CA600 Computer

Ebike Product Innovation

  • Bosch Power Tube
  • Pivot Shuttle

Mountain Bike Product Innovation

  • Pivot Firebird 929
  • Shimano ME5 Shoe
  • Leatt DBX 4.0 Helmet
  • Oakley DRT5 Helmet
  • Enduro Bearings 12 speed pulley

Triathlon Product Innovation

  • Phoenix 2.0 hub system
  • Elite Nero Smart Rollers
  • Stompump

Retailer Innovation

  • Topanga Creek Outpost – Topanga, CA
  • Babcock Bicycles – Endicott, NY
  • Level 9 Sports – Woods Cross, UT
  • Wheelhouse Detroit – Hamtramck, MI
  • Aaron’s Bicycle Repair, Inc – Seattle, WA
  • Absolute Bikes Salida – Salida, CO
  • Bloomington Cycle and Fitness – Bloomington, IL
  • Outback Bikes – Atlanta, GA
  • Frisco Bike Shop – Willard, MO
  • 718 Cyclery – Brooklyn, NY

Booth Design and Innovation

  • Ride Concepts
  • Osprey
  • Thule



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