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.

RockShox Lyrik RCT3 170mm 27.5


The Rockshox Lyrik RCT3 170 mm fork is the offspring of the formidable Pike and Boxxer forks. Offering a burly chassis and more travel options, this will become a firm favourite of vthose who ride or race hard in big terrain. The Lyrik features the world-famous Charger damper, offering easy control over compression adjustment, and brings new innovation in the form of RockShox’s Torque Caps, which enhance hub contact to increase torsional stiffness. Fully Boost-compatible the Lyrik can also be tuned with RockShox’s class-leading Bottomless Tokens. For those of you that ride so hard that the amazing Pike is not tough enough, here are two pieces of advice: the first is that you are crazy, and the second is that you need a Lyrik.


Price: € 1075 | Weight: 2025g |

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

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