Eurobike Awards: 2016’s Best in Show Winners

This year's top products according to German judges — and Mtbr

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Vaude’s Tsali AM Mid STX shoes blur the lines between cycling and hiking. They’re probably not exactly enduro friendly, but if you’re a bike packer or just like the freedom to ride and walk in one shoe, these could be the ticket. Features include a high traction sole, Velcro security strap, and waterproof material.

Vaude’s Tsali AM Mid STX shoes blur the lines between cycling and hiking. They’re probably not exactly enduro friendly, but if you’re a bike packer or just like the freedom to ride and walk in one shoe, these could be the ticket. Features include a high traction sole, Velcro security strap, and waterproof material.

Building on its VIAL Evo road line, AX Lightness gets awarded for the VIAL Eco XC, which features an 850-gram frame that’s built entirely in Germany. Complete bike weight is just shy of 15.5 pounds.

Building on its VIAL Evo road line, AX Lightness gets awarded for the VIAL Eco XC, which features an 850-gram frame that’s built entirely in Germany. Complete bike weight is just shy of 15.5 pounds.

Parlee’s take on the UCI’s whole disc brake problem is to cover it up on the new TTiR time trial bike. But not in the way we’re used to in the world of professional cycling. We like this solution much better.

Parlee’s take on the UCI’s whole disc brake problem is to cover it up on the new TTiR time trial bike. But not in the way we’re used to in the world of professional cycling. We like this solution much better.

WhiteStone’s WS 516 Lauf C is a fully customizable XC race rig with all manner of personalization options including getting your name on the bike. It also comes with an exclusive carbon Lauf fork.

WhiteStone’s WS 516 Lauf C is a fully customizable XC race rig with all manner of personalization options including getting your name on the bike. It also comes with an exclusive carbon Lauf fork.

The SuperNova Taster brings safety to the road with this e-bike specific light switch and horn that can be integrated into your handlebars. Housings are weather sealed an installation is a tool-free process for this gold award winner. Beep, beep!

The SuperNova Taster brings safety to the road with this e-bike specific light switch and horn that can be integrated into your handlebars. Housings are weather sealed an installation is a tool-free process for this gold award winner. Beep, beep!

The Komperdell Bike Protection Pack features a comfortable, lightweight, and well-ventilated design. Protection s focused on the neck, and lumbar and vertebrae area. And now on to a few of our personal awards...

The Komperdell Bike Protection Pack features a comfortable, lightweight, and well-ventilated design. Protection s focused on the neck, and lumbar and vertebrae area. And now on to a few of our personal awards…

If, and it’s a big if, KS nails it with its LEV Circuit wireless (and cableless) dropper post, it’ll be a total game changer for this entire component segment. Here’s hoping they get it right and we can all say goodbye to the tedious task of routing dropper housing.

If, and it’s a big if, KS nails it with its LEV Circuit wireless (and cableless) dropper post, it’ll be a total game changer for this entire component segment. Here’s hoping they get it right and we can all say goodbye to the tedious task of routing dropper housing.

Big ups to Liv for taking hard charging women cyclists seriously. Instead of pinking and shrinking, Giant’s sister brand is offering a bike with some serious gnar bashing chops. The 27.5 Hail has 160mm front and rear suspension, great spec, and on-point modern geometry.

Big ups to Liv for taking hard charging women cyclists seriously. Instead of pinking and shrinking, Giant’s sister brand is offering a bike with some serious gnar bashing chops. The 27.5 Hail has 160mm front and rear suspension, great spec, and on-point modern geometry.

Best car at this bike show? Hands down this old Mavic neutral service Peugeot.

Best car at this bike show? Hands down this old Mavic neutral service Peugeot.

Floating bikes in the Cipollini booth. Now that's trick.

Floating bikes in the Cipollini booth. Now that’s trick.

If you can get away with calling a vehicle that can rip along at 28mph a bike, you definitely deserve some kind of award.

If you can get away with calling a vehicle that can rip along at 28mph a bike, you definitely deserve some kind of award.


About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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