BikeBiz Awards: Vote now for the brand’s awards – Community
Following the start of the voting process for the BikeBiz Awards 2021 in association with Tannus Tires, we will highlight each finalist from our list of accolades prepared by experts.
The final decision will be in the hands of those who know best – the professionals who work daily in the industry and the avid cycling prosumers. Online voting will end on Friday December 3 and the results will determine the winners.
Today we present the brand’s awards: Bike Brand of the Year and P&A Brand of the Year. Vote for all categories here.
Bike Brand of the Year
âIn April, the pioneer brand of urban electric bikes Gocycle launched its new innovative Generation Four range. The quick-folding G4, G4i and G4i + entered the market with the promise of setting a new standard for lightweight design, innovation and performance in the portable urban e-bike segment.
âThe new models debuted with Gocycle’s new smooth and quiet G4drive electric motor that provides more torque and low-speed starting, an all-new lightweight carbon fiber midframe and improved single-sided front fork for improve dynamic performance, New MotoGP-inspired tires with tread, integrated USB port and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity as part of a host of pioneering advancements. ‘
âMondraker is a bicycle brand like no other. Since its inception, the brand has focused on innovation, high quality production and exceptional performance, all driven by a passion for sports. Never sitting down or following others, they tore up the rulebook of mountain biking geometry when they introduced “advanced geometry” and came up with bikes with longer top tubes and shorter stems for more. better off-road handling almost ten years ago. A practice now common in mountain biking.
âThe brand also raised the bar for DH bike weight with the introduction of the lightweight Summum and was one of the first brands to introduce a full line of e-bikes which continues to dominate the market to this day. 2022 sees the shift to a direct distribution model in the UK, but thanks to a strong UK team and an excellent dealer network, it appears to be the most important for the Spanish brand. Offering a wide range of muscle and electric bikes for off-road and city riding, there is a Mondraker for almost everyone, whether you want a World Cup winning DH bike, an Olympic-level XC racing bike. or a full carbon fiber electric bike with the latest BOSCH power.
âI have seen my turnover increase tenfold in just 3 years within the company. This is all because consumers appreciate and buy the innovative, high performing and mind blowing product (across the full range) that has truly taken the UK and UK market by storm.
âNot to mention our FREE MYO customization program, lifetime warranty and competitive pricing, we have a real advantage over other leading manufacturers in the market. Models like ‘Rise’ for 2021 were (and still are) a cutting edge innovation with nothing else on the market to match! “
‘Pace is a family business that has been making bicycles for over 30 years. Starting in an alleyway basement in Bradford, UK, original founders Adrian Carter and Duncan Macdonald design some of the world’s first bicycle products. Pace plays a crucial role in the history of mountain biking with its innovative designs that are still fresh over 30 years later.
âTheir original RC100 bike with its unique custom-designed, externally machined square-section aluminum frame, Bullseye fixed arm cranks, direct-fit Magura hydraulic brakes, integrated stem steerer and the first headset without thread. It was all truly revolutionary, putting British bike design on the world map since 1987. ‘
âSaracen made the decision to switch to direct-to-consumer sales in 2021 for a variety of reasons, one of which is to focus on better quality bikes. They have worked closely with the manufacturers to try and ensure a higher standard of bikes for riders to enjoy on the trails. Before being sent to customers, bikes are assembled and PDI to ensure they are of the best quality and safe for riders to use virtually immediately after delivery. They have used the new silent hubs on a few of their bikes which has been a huge success for the customers because it is such an innovative product in the market.
âThe Ariel range in particular has been incredibly popular for park, enduro and trail riders because the bikes are incredibly versatile and responsive on a ride. The new Ariel 50-E range is also a huge hit in the e-bike industry, empowering riders to go beyond what they could have been before. ‘
Tern Bicycles has launched a succession of innovative new models, which not only set the trend in their field, but lead all competitors in terms of build quality, testing, accessory ecosystem, sales and after-service. sale.
P&A Brand of the Year
âNew for 2021: the new ViZ tail light family with a range of 4 models, including 300 degree visibility, allowing cyclists to be more visible than ever on the roads. Starting at just Â£ 24.99 for the ViZ100, the ViZ range also has a simple and versatile mounting system. Additionally, the new entry-level AMPP 100 and 200 front lights now round out the base lighting range which starts at just Â£ 19.99.
âCatEye continues to excel in the quality and value of its line of lamps and computers and this year also expanded its line of accessories, including new bells, with the Habiki brass bell at the top of the line. . CatEye and ZyroFisher have worked in partnership for over 25 years. This close relationship has created a range of lights and computers suitable for the UK market and representing a strong and reliable supply chain of high quality products. ‘
âLezyne’s head office is located in Reno, Nevada, United States, with offices in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, Berlin, Germany and Taichung, Taiwan; all of their products are manufactured and assembled at their factory in Taichung, Taiwan, or by working closely with nearby suppliers who produce parts exclusively for Lezyne. An internal quality control team, made up of engineers who oversee the construction, is also part of the factory team.
âThis site also supports a warehouse from which Lezyne ships its products to distributors around the world. While you don’t have to be an avid cyclist, many Lezyne employees are passionate about cycling and enjoy testing Lezyne products before they go into production. In addition, Lezyne is proud to sponsor top athletes, including the Lotto-Soudal team, Cedric Gracia, Danny MacAskill and many more. ‘
‘MET Helmets creates iconic designs that inspire confidence and enhance the cycling experience. Throughout their 25 years of in-house manufacturing, they understand their product and have a close relationship with each generation. With many of their products tested and approved by professional World Enduro cyclists at UCI World Tours. MET helmets meet the highest quality and safety standards, designed and manufactured in the Italian Alps, bringing a flair for aesthetics and a deep-rooted passion for cycling.
âIn 2021, MET launched its most versatile helmet, the Veleno MIPS, which is suitable for mountain biking, cross-country, gravel and road. Be safe and protective on the track but light and airy for long bike rides on or off road. The Veleno is MET’s first all-in-one helmet perfectly suited to all cycling disciplines. ‘
âRide Concepts was born out of a family need for better fitting, performance shoes for aggressive riding. However, what started out as finding a solution to a minor family dilemma quickly turned into something much, much biggerâ¦ In the fall of 2018, they became the first bicycle specific footwear company. mountain to offer a full range of technical and tailor-made footwear, products for men, women and young people. Their mission: to make the most comfortable, durable and reliable mountain bike shoes.
âDesigned by the pilot. Property of the rider. A backup product with a solid warranty, a team of factory pros, but also everyday riders who live for that uncompromising ride. Following the success of the LiveWire shoe, Ride Concepts continued to develop a full line of shoes with varying levels of their legendary DST grip, making shoes for all cyclist needs.
âA distribution agreement was announced between Vittoria Tires and Madison at IceBike * 2021 after Vittoria had previously been directly with dealers and since working with them they have worked together to support dealers and deliver innovative technology to the cycling industry Their flat tire foam insert technology is something I have never seen before and it is amazing to think it has never been done before!
âIt will surely give the riders more confidence knowing that they can always go back to their car, home etc. if their tubeless tires puncture the road, trails, etc. never seen personally before and the way they present them at events is an incredible way to give users and dealers an insight into tire function and performance.
2021 has proven to be a pivotal year for Weldtite, the North Lincolnshire-based bicycle maintenance manufacturer. During a difficult year, the brand’s manufacturing capabilities have ensured a consistent and reliable supply of high quality products to trade here in the UK and around the world, with strong growth in emerging markets.
âOn-site manufacturing has enabled Weldtite to quickly remove a significant amount of virgin plastic from the supply chain through innovative packaging design and by making boxes of puncture repair kits from at least 30% recycled content. Partnerships with national teams like Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and at World Tour level with Team DSM have matured, resulting in improved products eg Citrus Degreaser, Ceramic Lube & Dry Wax at unbeatable prices. ‘
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Tannus Tires will act as the main sponsor of this year’s Awards, which returns for its 13th iteration in a digital format. The winners will be announced online at Friday December 10. Vote for all categories here.
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