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.

Whyte Bikes T130


UK brand Whyte have always championed a no-nonsense, geometry-focussed approach, building bikes designed to inspire and reward their owners. Their unwavering commitment to rider enjoyment is impressive: ahead of their time, they were among the first to embrace single-ring-specific designs to allow wider pivots for improved reliability and handling. The Whyte T130RS fuses very modern thinking with reliable components, and the result is everything an exceptional trail bike should be: affordable, intelligently designed, capable, confidence-inspiring, and above all great fun. Winning an award for its excellent handling, the T130RS will make you fall in love every time you wind it up to speed.


Price: € 3600 | Weight: 13.41kg |

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

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