The mission of the Design & Innovation Award is to shape the bicycle world in a positive way. It also serves as a forum for creativity, visionary ideas as well as the industry’s most innovative products. More than 40 experts from 10 countries joined this year’s event to test, analyze and judge the best and most innovative products of 2016 in Kronplatz/San Vigilio – Dolomites. The Award recognises either outstanding product design and function, or innovation that sets a new standard and inspires future product generations and forward-thinking approaches.

Alpinestars Paragon Protective Shirt


The Alpinestars Paragon Protective Shirt is a masterclass in integration. Lightweight and spacious, it provides the perfect solution for racers looking to carry just the essentials, or those looking to head onto the trails for a short ride without the extra inconvenience and bulk of a backpack. With enough carrying capacity for tools, tubes, and water in a light and highly comfortable mesh vest, the addition of a Level 1 CE back protector make it a complete solution for riders who value freedom of movement and don’t need to carry heavy loads.


Price € 114.95 | Weight 392g |

Find out more about the other winners of the Design & Innovation Award 2016.

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