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.

Boa – IP1-S


The original Boa Closure System had a lot of fans, but the latest IP1-S model increases functionality immensely. The lightweight closure system features a precise micro-adjustment that allows you to either tighten or loosen 1mm at a time. The system can be used on many products such as helmets, body armor, and shoes, and can be quickly undone by pulling out the dial for easy one-handed release. Constructed from stainless steel, the laces are durable and lightweight for problem-free use and are guaranteed for the life of the product they are fitted on. In use, the tactile, TPU-covered Boa dial and intuitive adjustment result in an even, close, customisable fit without any pressure points.


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