RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — The second annual Interbike Innovation Awards were decided Thursday at Interbike. The Interbike Innovation Awards showcase excellence in product, retail, advocacy and exhibitor booths. Product-specific awards were distributed across the mountain, road, e-bike and triathlon categories. 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, The Mann Group, The National Bicycle Dealers Association 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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Author: Stephen Frothingham

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