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BEST BIKES AND PRODUCTS OF 2016 AWARDED AT INTERBIKE

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In combination with America’s largest bike show, Interbike, the 3rd Annual Interbike Awards Gala handed out titles of best road bike, best road accessory and best component from 2016. Additionally, best in show was also awarded. Other categories included athletes, retail shops and distributor awards. On the road bike side of things, it’s us, the Road Bike Action editors, that decided the winners based on bike and product testing throughout the year, and for best of show, the bike or product that we feel truly stands out from the crowd.

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Helping hand out the awards throughout the night were cast members from the iconic 80s cycling film “American Flyers”. Rae Dawn Chong (Sarah), Alexandra Paul (Becky) and Luca Bercovici (Barry ‘The Cannibal’ Muzzin) were also presented an award for the film’s impact on cycling around the world. Below is a little reminder of who these three are.

AND THE 2016 AWARDS GO TO:

ROAD BIKE OF THE YEAR: GIANT TCR ADVANCED PRO 1  kult_giant_2-700x466

ROAD COMPONENT OF THE YEAR: SRAM RED E-TAP

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ROAD ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR: GARMIN VARIA REARVIEW RADAR

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BEST IN SHOW: STAGES CYCLING DASH & LINK

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We want to know what you thought was the best product upgrade you either saw or rode this year. Send your votes for a chance to win a personalized Cat5 Gear Bag to: letters@roadbikeaction.com

Below is the full list of winners from the Interbike Awards Gala:

  • Best Urban Lifestyle Shop
    • Splendid Cycles, Portland OR
  • Best Pro Road Shop
    • Strictly Bicycles, Ft. Lee NJ
  • Domestic Road Cyclist of the Year (male)
    • Neilson Powless
  • Domestic Road Cyclist of the Year (female)
    • Coryn Rivera
  • E-Bike of the Year
    • Stromer ST2s
  • E-Bike Product Innovation of the Year
    • Bosch CX
  • Next Generation Award
    • Bike to School Challenge, Northeast Ohio Suburbs
  • Leadership Award
    • Mayor Betsy Price, Ft. Worth TX
  • Profitability Award – Bike
    • Giant
  • Profitability Award – Accessories
    • Serfas
  • The Service Award
    • Cannondale
  • International Triathlete of the Year (male/female)
    • Gwen Jorgensen
  • Breakthrough North American Triathlete
    • Katie Zaferes
  • Triathlon Innovation of the Year
    • Quintana Roo PRfive
  • Domestic Cyclocross Rider of the Year (male)
    • Jamie Driscoll
  • Domestic Cyclocross Rider of the Year (female)
    • Amanda Miller
  • Domestic Mountain Bike Race of the Year
    • Carson City Off-Road
  • Mountain Bike of the Year
    • Specialized Stumpjumper sixFATTIE Expert
  • Mountain Component of the Year
    • SRAM Eagle Drivetrain
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Steve Flagg
  • Road Bike of the Year
    • Giant TCR Advanced
  • Road Component of the Year
    • SRAM Red eTap
  • Best Mountain Bike Shop
    • Mountain Bike Specialists, Durango CO
  • Best Omni-Channel Retailer
    • Performance Bicycle, Chapel Hill NC
  • Next Generation Rider of the Year
    • Megan Bradley
  • Mountain Accessory of the Year
    • 6D ATB-1 Trail
  • Best in Show – Mountain
    • Scott Spark RC
  • Road Accessory of the Year
    • Garmin Varia
  • Best in Show – Road
    • Stages Dash Computer & Link Software
  • Brand of the Year
    • Trek
  • Distributor of the Year
    • QBP
  • Best Women’s/Female-Friendly Shop
    • Tribella, Denver, CO
  • 2016 Retailer of the Year
    • Boulder Cycle Sport, Boulder CO
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