03/13/2018, Canyon awards

Canyon award winning bikes

Red Dot and Outside Online Recognize Canyon Designs

When we design a bike we aim to achieve the Pure Cycling experience, focused on building the best bike possible. But we’re happy to be recognized by the media and industry experts for the work we put into our bikes. Recently, we’ve received several accolades, which bolster our claims across categories from engineering design to ride quality and value of being number one.

This year, Canyon was part of Outside Magazine’s annual bike test. Outside Editor Aaron Gulley assembled a team of testers in Tucson, Ariz. this January to do just one thing: ride bikes—as many as they could—for as long as they wanted. The team would re-convene every evening around a campfire to discuss the merits of what they’d ridden. Among the 25 bikes tested, there was one that universally rose above all others for its ride quality and value: the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0. The reward was Outside Online’s coveted Gear of the Year designation. It’s a plaudit we are proud to receive.

The Red Dot Award, a prestigious designation by a jury of international experts within a variety of categories, bestow the “Red Dot” on products that represent excellence in design. Red Dot also has a category that celebrates forward-thinking design engineering, and nominates a team with a Red Dot Design Team of the Year award. For the first time, a bicycle company earned this distinction, and it was Canyon’s team of design engineers that earned the honor, also awarding them inclusion in Red Dot’s Hall of Fame of international design.

It's not lost on the Red Dot team that the products can also be a star. Within each category exists an exemplary award called Red Dot: Best of the Best. In the "Bicycle and Bicycle Accessories" category, Canyon rose to the top, earning a Best of the Best award for the Inflite CF SLX. On the strength of  its defining shouldering top tube/seat tube design, the Red Dot jury said that the Inflite “impresses with its patent-pending carrying system, which as an important functional element simultaneously defines its overall appearance,” and that the cockpit and integrated seat clamp “conveys a sense of simplicity and functional precision.”