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Eurobike show

Germany, August 31-September 4, 2005

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Part 1: Award winners

Eurobike Awards New For 2005

Tim Maloney-European Editor in Friedrichshafen

For the first time this year, Eurobike has created a design awards program that looks the quality, innovation and functionality of bicycles and bicycle products. On Wednesday afternoon, the winners were honored in a prize presentation where all of the selected products were displayed at the Friedrichshafen Messe:

Here are a few of the prize winners in various categories:

Deuter Attack backpack
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Gold Winner: Deuter Attack back protection rucksack

A cool rucksack for mountain bikers, the Deuter Attack has special protective internal padding and an arched back for better fit, extra wide fins on the waist belt for stability, detachable full-face helmet holder, with 3M Scotchlite reflective inserts and is hydration-system compatible.

Storck Scenario CD 1.0
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Silver Winner: Storck Scenario CD 1.0 frameset with fork

This sleek Storck Scenario CD 1.0 claims to be the most rigid carbon fibre frame ever, with a patented reinforced headtube for more precise steering and an aero Stiletto fork.

Erox Zipper shoes
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Silver Winner: Erox Zipper

Swiss triathlon brand Erox has come up with an innovative shoe with a breatheable microfibre upper with massive velcro closures split by a full zip and mated to a thin, lightweight carbon fibre sole.

Mavic Ksyrium ES
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Silver Winner: Mavic Ksyrium ES wheelset

Already seen on Cyclingnews during the Tour De France, Mavic's Ksyrium ES wheelset is an homage to the 1995 intro of their groundbreaking Helium wheelset.

BMW kids bike
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My First BMW

This unique kids bike from BMW is both a push bike and a pedal bike. BMW's Bob Bobinger told Cyclingnews that "kids can learn to balance on the push bike and when they are ready to ride a real bike, you just bolt on the drive train and they can ride right away!"

Seven Alta
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Seven Alta

Although Seven Cycles Alta didn't win an award, the sleek sloping frame bike from the Massachusetts Ti masters has special tubeset that weighs in at just 1050 grams.

Selle Italia SLC Gel Flow
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Selle Italia SLC Gel Flow

Already winner of a European Design Award earlier this year, the Selle Italia SLC Gel Flow has a unique shape that provides incredible comfort thanks to it's relieved central channel with Gel Flow padding and light weight from carbon fibre structure and frame rails.


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Images by Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews.com

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