We tested, took notes, sweated, froze, laughed and cursed! The following numbers show just how much work went into this year’s Design & Innovation Award. What the numbers reveal besides, however, is that we had a lot of fun!

Team of DI.A: 29 people
Test riders: 20
Photographers and filmmakers: 5
Organisation: 4
Total work time: 6.000 h

Mileage done (Road): 5.600 km
Longest tour (Road): 185 km/3.200 hm
Elevation loss (MTB): 235.000 m
Shuttle Runs: 64
E-MTB battery charges: 310

Crashes: 7
Hospital visits: 3
flat tires: 8

Words in test notes: 95.265
Sent e-mails: 1.863
Photos taken: 9.378
Video footage in GB: 250
Tesla battery charges: 25
Tesla-Kickdowns: innumerable!
Highest power consumption: 540W/km
Cups of coffee: 1.125
Litres of beer consumed: 160
Water bottle refills: 286

Design & Innovation Award 2018 Special Issue

Find more information on the Design & Innovation Award 2018 and all awarded products in our special issue in the digital app format. Download the app for iOS or Android to read all articles on your tablet or smartphone.

The articles from the special issue will also be published gradually on the DI.A overview page, head to design-innovation-award.com to learn more about all awarded products.

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About the author

Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.