The Design & Innovation Award is more than just an award. It’s the only award to feature comprehensive review, highlight potential and discuss the true value of innovation. The award team has once more invested more than 6,000 working hours to analyse the most exciting products of 2018 for you. Here we present to you the road, gravel and CX bikes that secured the coveted Design & Innovation Award.

DI.A 2018 winner – Bergamont Grandurance Elite

DI.A 2018 winner – Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 9.0 LTD

DI.A 2018 winner – Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9.0 Pro Race

DI.A 2018 winner – Festka Scalatore Frameset

DI.A 2018 winner – FOCUS PROJECT Y

DI.A 2018 winner – GHOST FIRE ROAD RAGE 6.9 LC

DI.A 2018 winner – MERIDA REACTO DISC 8000-E

DI.A 2018 winner – OPEN NEW U.P.

DI.A 2018 winner – Orbea Gain D10

DI.A 2018 winner – SCOTT FOIL Premium Disc

Photos: Daniel Geiger

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 to learn more about all awarded products.

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