BikeToday.news Awards 2018

BikeToday.news Awards 2018

Here are the BikeToday.news Awards 2018 WINNERS. Congratulations!

Best Companies

First place


Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes

The Story Behind Rad Power Bikes: The idea for Rad Power Bikes was born in rural Northern California in the summer of 2007 when we launched our fir...

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Second place


Urwahn Bikes

Urwahn Bikes

DESIGN ENGINEERING TO PERFECTION As an interdisciplinary team of lateral thinkers, we constantly strive to sustainably improve & ease the life...

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Third place


Silverback Bikes

Silverback Bikes

Located in Stuttgart, Germany, with Global Operations in several countries, Silverback bikes where founded in 2004. At Silverback, Innovation is...

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Best Mountain Bikes
Silverback Superspeed SBC Team
Silverback Bikes

Silverback Superspeed SBC Team

The Superspeed is our new flagship race ready 29er carbon performance hardtail. Our Monoburst technology has the seat stays joining the top tube without connecting to the seat tube, helping to stream the bump forces into the top tube and allow the seat tube to flex a little for added traction and comfort.

This frame is stiff and efficient but also offers vertical compliance in the chain stays, top tube, seat tube, and down tube to maintain good comfort levels for marathon and cross country racing.

Short chainstays are possible with the single ring only setup, and creates an agile and nimble race machine, ready for any course that comes its way. Top carbon materials combined with a careful layup process ensure each frame is performance ready and super light.

A superlight integrated chainguard ensures the chain stays on during the roughest trails encountered.

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Best Road Bikes
Silverback Scalera 1.0
Silverback Bikes

Silverback Scalera 1.0

The Scalera range is a race-bred high performance carbon platform, geometry is finely tuned for every size, resulting in an accurate and agile ride feel at all speeds for riders of every stature. New carbon layup and process for 2019, along with Ultegra Di2 on the Scalera1 delivers the ultimate in road racing and groupset performance.

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Best BMX
Kink Legend Bike
Kink BMX

Kink Legend Bike

The Legend is the flagship model in our 2019 line, and this bike really lives up to its name. BMX has a lot of legends in the form of amazing bike riders; from top pros to the local legend in your town that seemingly no one else can ride as smooth as, go as high as, or do the tricks they can do. The Kink Legend bike is all about that, a no compromises bike that doesn’t get in your way from riding at that level. Stacked with aftermarket parts, and superior manufacturing and materials, the Legend is the best of the best in BMX, no question. The unique Gloss Copper frame finish stands out, while remaining timeless and tough with all black parts, accessories and a blacked-out aluminum headtube badge.

  • Frame Material: 100% 4130 Chromoly Double Butted TT/DT
  • Toptube Length: 20.75″
  • Fork: Foundation II Fork 1pc CNC Steerer Tube
  • 100% 4130 Chromoly Butted & Tapered Legs
  • Bars: Kink Grizzly 9” 100% 4130 Chomoly 13-Butted TruTherm
  • Stem: Kink Highrise TL 48mm CNC 6061-T6
  • Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
  • Brakes: Mission Cease (Removable Mounts)
  • Cranks: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
  • Sprocket: Kink Bedlam 25T CNC 7075-T6
  • Rims: Mission Mylar
  • Seat: Kink Capron Stealth
  • Tires: Kink Sever 2.4"
  • Pegs: Kink Drift 4.4" (4)

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Best Kids Bikes
Silverback Spyke 24 D
Silverback Bikes

Silverback Spyke 24 D

For 2019 the Spyke range gets a new frame and new geometry. Light and reliable, Spyke is the Ideal "school and back" commuting bike for young riders.

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Best Urban Bikes
RadWagon Electric Cargo Bike
Rad Power Bikes

RadWagon Electric Cargo Bike

The RadWagon is an electric longtail cargo bike that makes commuting and running errands a breeze. The rear deck combined with the throttle make it perfect for getting to work without breaking a sweat, or hauling kids or large loads of any dimension.

With a similar width as a regular bike, the RadWagon eliminates the common challenges associated with traditional large and bulky cargo bike options. Built with a reliable battery and strong aluminum frame, the RadWagon can easily accommodate a payload of up to 350 lbs (158 kg).

Riders can outfit the RadWagon to fit their lifestyle with a native line of racks, passenger seating accessories, baskets, and bags. Available in orange or pearl, the bright colors provide added safety and style.   

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Best Electric Bikes
RadRover/RadRhino
Rad Power Bikes

RadRover/RadRhino

The RadRover in North America, and its European version, The RadRhino, is the ultimate all-purpose ebike with 4” all-terrain fat tires that can conquer rides on sand, snow, sleet, rain, gravel, stone, pavement, and more! A flagship ebike for Rad Power Bikes, the RadRover/RadRhino has a distinct frame that turns heads, and both a full-speed half twist throttle and five levels of pedal assistance to give riders power at their feet or finger tips.

The RadRover is modified to align with regional requirements in the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

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Best Bike Computers

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Best Bike Trainers
Bkool Smart Pro 2
Bkool 

Bkool Smart Pro 2

Bkool, the Spanish indoor training company, has unveiled two new turbo trainers, including the newest incarnation of its best best-selling smart turbo trainer, the Bkool Smart Pro 2. Building on the success of the original Smart Pro, and featuring a new, stylish design - the Pro 2 promises an even quieter workout, thanks to a redesigned fan cover. It runs at approximately 68db when rolling at 35kph, weighs in at only 11.6kg and can simulates slopes of up to 20%.

Being the only smart trainers to simulate inertia, the new Bkool range allow riders to enjoy the momentum of flying down slopes, and feel the burn in their legs when pedaling up hills and mountains. This means that the feeling when riding is close to reality, exceeding most high-end trainers. Hot on the heels of the Pro 2 trainer, Bkool have also officially released a teaser for their new direct drive smart trainer, the Smart Air.

The Smart Pro 2 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing options on the market. Compatible with ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, allowing seamless wireless connectivity. There is no assembly or calibration required, and with the machines made up of two pieces, cyclists can simply plug in and play.

Like previous trainers, they come with a subscription to Bkool’s virtual trainer software, which allows cyclists to ride any route in a virtual environment, 3D racing, real weather scenarios and take part in velodrome games. Riders will also have the ability to customise and analyse any workout on Bkool’s analytical software.

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Best Bike Tools
Spurcycle Multi Tool
Spurcycle

Spurcycle Multi Tool

Spurcycle's titanium multi-tool is a compact, easy to carry-with-you tool that at 89 grams is one of the lightest in bit-based category. 

Machined from Grade 5 titanium at Paragon Machine works in Richmond, California Spurcycle’s new multi tool consists of a 4” titanium tube with a sliding cross pin that allows for either L-form or T-form usage. The ten hardened, steel precision bits are chrome coated to minimize rust that can often the result of sweat and rain.

The multi tool comes in a made-in-San Francisco compact tool wallet measuring 1.5” x 5”. The black wallet is made from water resistant Xpack fabric and has enough room for a $20 spot and a few glueless patches.  Compact, light and easily stowed in a jersey pocket with no sharp or hard edges to dig into your back, the Spurcyle multi tool won’t weigh your or your jersey down. Made in the USA. Msrp $69.

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Best Bike Shoes
Bont Cycling Helix
Bont Cycling

Bont Cycling Helix

BONT CYCLING HELIX ROAD SHOE

Bont Cycling’s race-proven anatomic fit is now even further enhanced by a newly developed closure system. Cable routing wraps around and under the rigid carbon chassis for a wide, even anchor point. The continuous wiring spreads the load for secure hold without localized pressure points and a single BOA dial simplifies operation for easy on-the-fly adjustments.  The Helix also includes many of Bont’s distinguishing features including the Durolite upper, uni-direction carbon sole, and its proprietary anti stretch material that is knitted to the outer and bonded to the liner. The Helix, like other Bont shoes can be heat molded in a conventional oven. MSRP: $399

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Best Bike Helmets
Lumos Kickstart Helmet
Lumos Helmet

Lumos Kickstart Helmet

The Lumos Kickstart Helmet is the world's first smart bike helmet that integrates lights, hard brake, and turn signals into a single, cohesive whole. An elegant solution for safety and visibility.

Recently in 2018 they've updated their helmet with gesture recognition technology (paired with the Apple Watch for turn signal activation) and automatic tracking via their smartphone app. They've started selling in over 300 Apple Stores worldwide as well.

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Best Bike Tires
reTyre Modular Tire
reTyre

reTyre Modular Tire

reTyre ONE - The world’s first zip-on bicycle tire system.

Change your tire in seconds for a better biking experience. reTyre lets you instantly swap out your tire treads to match your terrain.

Better than a normal tire

  • reTyre is similar to your normal, old, boring tire, but has a reinforced zipper system. 
  • With our base tyre - reTyre One - you're ready to roll! And if you experience other road conditions than asphalt and concrete, where you might wish you had better grip, you'll have reTyre Skins. Just choose the skin you prefer, zip it on in less than a minute and you’re all set!

Well tested and verified

  • We have rigorously tested and improved the reTyre System all around the world. Over the past year, more than 4,500 units of the alpha version have been sold and tested.   
  • reTyre is the only tire that allows you to change the tire surface to match any condition you face. Whether it’s snow or ice, the bike trail, downhill, off-road, or pure asphalt, with reTyre you’re always ready for what comes next.

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Best Bike Saddles
Tabor leather saddles
Tabor Saddles

Tabor leather saddles

TABOR - QUALITY SADDLES

Since 1965, Taborsaddles has been hand-manufacturing bicycle leather saddles, providing a product range from work, men and women traditional saddles. Its extreme comfort and distinguished looks make this a product of choice for those aiming for a remarkable quality saddle.

Original model, manufactured since 1965, features a double long loop frame, combined with a front loop spring.

Double extended chromium front loop spring adds extra wear resistance while bearing heavy loads.

With 430 mm width, it's the perfect match for "Vintage", classic shaped work bicycles.

Perfect balance between form and function: Despite its size and weight, it perfectly combines leather and steel!

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Best Bike Handlebars
RideFarr Carbon Aero Bolt-On
RideFarr Pty Ltd

RideFarr Carbon Aero Bolt-On

Simple, bolt-on design that can be fitted to all 31.8mm handlebars within minutes.

Allows for additional hand positions on long rides as well as creating an aero-tuck position should you wish to power along on the flats.

Sizing is similar to most popular GPS/Powermeter attachments and does not protrude excessively in any way.

Designed, developed and manufactured in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  • Superlight Carbon Construction
  • Ideal for Endurance Events
  • Compatible with MTB and Road Handlebars
  • 31.8mm Bar Diameter
  • Allows GPS / LED Attachment
  • Weight: 98g ( including hardware )

Aero MTB or Comfort Gravel.

 

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Best Bike Seatposts
ceetec® Seatpost C1 Evo2 MID-GLOSS
ceetec®

ceetec® Seatpost C1 Evo2 MID-GLOSS

One of the most successful lightweight seatpost in the xco world cup gets ready for new challenges
seatpost C1 Evo2 red MID-GLOSS. Feel the materials and experience the performance on the trails - nothing comes closer.

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Best Suspensions/Shocks

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Best Bike Wheels
Spinergy Stealth FCC 3.2
Spinergy

Spinergy Stealth FCC 3.2

Stealth FCC 3.2 carbon wheelset with Spinergy aero bladed PBO spokes. At 1400 grams per wheelset, this is the all around road wheel built for speed and climbs. At a 32mm depth profile, this wheelset has great handling, and quick response and acceleration. Featuring the new aero bladed spokes offering unmatched performance and shock absorbing qualities to take the harshness out of all road conditions.

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Best Pedals
Cinema CK Pedal
Cinema BMX

Cinema CK Pedal

Chad Kerley’s signature CK pedals feature a comfortable concave body design, with 12 molded pins per side and micro knurling across the entire surface for added traction. The pedal bodies are injection molded from a tough nylon fiberglass blend, spinning on a durable full chromoly spindle. Embossed end caps feature the CK signature logo, and feature a unique removal slot should the pedal need to be tightened or greased.

  • Color: Black, Black/Gold, Red, White
  • Spindle Size: 9/16"
  • Spindle Material: Heat Treated Chromoly Steel
  • Body Material: Nylon and Fiberglass Blend
  • Traction Pins:12 per Side
  • Installation: 15mm Pedal Wrench / 6mm Allen Key
  • Weight: 1.2oz

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Best Bike Components
ESI Silicone Grips
ESI Grips

ESI Silicone Grips

These are the original and ultimate 100% Silicone Grips that are made completely in the USA. ESI Grips are world-renowned and are chosen by champions everywhere. They offer superior comfort, shock absorption, control, a pop of color to match any bike and are extremely light weight. With various thicknesses and shapes, there is a grip for every rider preference. As an essential contact point on your bike, they are a perfect low-cost upgrade to give you the ultimate comfort and grip on your ride. 

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Best Bike Accessories
ORTLIEB Twin-City Urban
ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH

ORTLIEB Twin-City Urban

This trendy urban bike pannier named Twin-City Urban is quickly converted into a shoulder bag. The sophisti-cated lid is adjustable in height and can be quickly flapped over to cover the Quick-Lock rail - the „bike compo-nent“ of the bag. The handy shoulder bag can be comfortably carried with the shoulder strap and is not revealed as bike pannier at first sight.
A zippered outer pocket stows away little items like keys. A second outer sleeve stores the shoulder strap while Twin-City Urban is used on the bike. The bag offers room for a tablet and features an internal organi-zer with pockets. Twin-City is sustainably produced in Germany and is made of PVC-free Cordura blend.
The ORTLIEB QL2.1 system allows fast and easy single-handed mounting and removal of the panniers to almost any carrier. The system is adjustable without requiring any tool, and is suitable for racks with a tube diameters up to 16 mm (hook inserts for diameters of 8, 10 and 12 mm are included). A 20 mm hook is available as opti-onal accessory (article code E193) for carriers with larger diameter.

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Best Bike Apparel
Mint cycling socks
Mint Socks

Mint cycling socks

MINT cycling socks are designed with style in mind, often borrowing colors and patterns from mid-century modern forms. Each minted edition is limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone.  Six limited edition models currently comprise the MINT line-up: the 7 inch tall Chutney, Da Vino, Red Racer and PurPel; the 6" tall Dreamer; or the 5.5" Triangulate. For every pair of socks MINT sells, a buck goes to NICA; every pair, every sale, to #getmorekidsonbikes. MINT socks are designed in the USA and made in Italy and retail for $20. You can also order 3 pair of socks for $50 when you order from the website and use the code bundlemint at check out. 

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Best Bike Software
Bkool Cycling Simulator
Bkool 

Bkool Cycling Simulator

Bkool is a technology company that creates interactive and innovative solutions for sports and videogaming in the field of cycling, it has developed the most advanced trainer and simulator. The simulator lets cyclists ride any route in the world in 3D alongside other cyclists in different places connected in real time.

With the simulator, users experience the same sensations they would have on the road. Its 3D World technology simulates any route in the world in 3D and recreates the actual elevation of the terrain and the details in the landscape.

Its 3D Real Weather ™ technology recreates the weather in real time on any route. Bkool is available in seven languages, including Chinese and Japanese, and distributes its products worldwide.

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Best Trikes
RadBurro Electric Cargo Trike
Rad Power Bikes

RadBurro Electric Cargo Trike

The RadBurro is a highly-maneuverable electric cargo trike that is purpose built to meet the demands of business, and improve operational efficiency and sustainability. The RadBurro is adaptable for a broad range of industries and use cases with its proprietary modular attachments: flatbed, truck bed, and cargo box. As the first to be certified under the L2e classification, the RadBurro is Whole Vehicle Type Approved to have 6x more power than standard ebikes in Europe. It’s 1,500W motor is powered by a 52.5Ah battery that can haul up to 315 kg of cargo while reaching a top speed of 25 km/h and achieving up to 130 km on a single charge.

Built with motorcycle-grade components and safety features, the RadBurro is a reliable and emission-free mobility solution.

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Best Bike Transportation

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Best Nutrition

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Best Bike Sunglasses
Siroko Tech K3 Sport Sunglasses
Siroko Tech

Siroko Tech K3 Sport Sunglasses

The new Siroko K3 sport sunglasses are at the forefront of sport sunglasses technology. Special TAC 1.2 mm interchangeable panoramic lens, polarized with anti-fog film and REVO cover. Reinforced DrySky system that avoids fogging up. Ultra-resistant polycarbonate frame. Lightweight, only 27 grams! Includes polyurethane case, microfiber bag and spare rubber bands for nose and arms as a free gift.

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Best Balance Bikes
Strider 12 Sport Baby Bundle
Strider Bikes

Strider 12 Sport Baby Bundle

Babies everywhere are clapping their chubby little hands over the fact that they too can now ride –or play – on a bike. As soon as your little one begins to crawl, they’re pretty much telling you they’re ready to explore and won’t stop…at least not until it’s nap time. The Strider Baby Bundle is the best way to teach balance and improve dexterity, cognitive ability, and spatial awareness (yeah, a kid’s bike company totally knows what those are).  

Besides eating, sleeping, and pooping, one of the coolest things kids do is form bonds – with parents, with family members, and with toys. The Strider Baby Bundle helps your little bundle of biscuits bond with their very first bike before they ever take it to the rough and tumble cul-de-sac. The rocking base securely holds the Strider Sport in place as your baby literally rocks out.  Eventually, they’ll be rocking so hard you’ll think they’re about to blast off into the stratosphere. Don’t worry, we disengaged the sweet rocket engines. This baby’s (no pun intended) all self-propelled.   

When your tater tot has mastered rocking and is ready to roll out, simply detach the bike.  The 12 Sport is the perfect bike to take your child from baby steps to big strides, all without busting out a toolkit (no-tool adjustable seat and handlebar and tires that never go flat). We even added a cushy, padded seat and threw in an extra-long seatpost so your child can get a longer life out of their Strider.  

The Strider Sport has a seat height range from 30-48 cm (11-19 in.), which means it fits children with an inseam of 30-51 cm (12-20 in.).  

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Best Bike Motors
Fazua evation 1.0
Fazua

Fazua evation 1.0

With the Fazua evation 1.0 drive system eBike riding rises to another level. Sportive riders who usually tend to avoid eBiking are excited about the complete unique and natural riding experience. With a complete lightweight of 4,4 kg the system is the lightest middlemotor system on the market. Therefore riders enjoy eRoadbikes with just 13kg or Hardtail eMTBs weighing just 14.5 kg. Additional to the very elegant and hidable design of the system there is the natural riding feeling. Whenever you go faster than 25 km/h the system decouples totally and you ride the eBike like any normal bike. At the moment there are 21 Bike Models on the market with a Fazua drive system. For a company which is just 5 years of age, this is just one indicitator that the Made-in-Germany drive system will shape the future of eBikes.

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Best Indoor Bikes
Bkool Smart Bike
Bkool 

Bkool Smart Bike

The only indoor bike with automatic resistance control.

The heart of Bkool Smart Bike is connected to the internet. Although you can disconnect it and connect it whenever you want. That's why you do not need controls or screens: you control your bike with your smartphone, tablet or PC and see the image on your screens (or on your TV).

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