This prestigious design competition is among the most renowned in the world, and both Haibike and its distributor, Currie Technologies, are excited to announce the warm reception this new model has received in the international design and product industry.
Five Haibike brand bikes, both electric and standard, were entered into the competition in 2014, and every one was an award winner. This 100% award rate is extremely unusual in such a prestigious event, and has only been achieved previously by Apple Inc.
The Haibike XDURO NDURO Pro was chosen by iF’s international jury due to the ingenuity and quality of the frame and system design. With 180mm travel and Bosch performance motor, the NDURO can tame any terrain.
Mavic Enduro wheels, Sram XX1 components and a redesigned suspension kinematic based on the Haibike Sprocket Equalizing System (SES) add to the bikes handling. A small pulley wheel redirects the chain around the main pivot and thus reduces pedal kickback without compromising on agility.
The unique design of the product was recognized as being outstanding not just in comparison to other eBikes or other bikes, but against numerous lifestyle products.
Here is a video with more information about the iF Design Awards:
The 2014 iF Design Award ceremony will be held on the 28th of February in Munich, Germany.
Haibike electric bikes will be available in the United States in May, 2014 exclusively through Currie Technologies’ Authorized Dealers.
ABOUT iF DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION
A successful 60-year history speaks for itself: since 1953, iF has recognized outstanding design as assessed by international expert juries.
Leading manufacturers and designers working in product design, communication design, and packaging design have taken the opportunity to submit their work into this competition, which remains among the largest and most important international design competitions: the iF label is a seal of quality known all over the world.
ABOUT CURRIE TECHNOLOGIES
Currie Technologies®, an Accell Group company, is renowned for their large selection of stylish, premium quality and technologically advanced electric bicycles marketed under the IZIP and eFlow brand names.
The company is also the exclusive distributor of Germany’s Haibike electric bikes. Since 1997, Currie has been one of the oldest and most established U.S. developers and distributors of eBikes with a network of dealers nationwide, offering a selection of models to meet every riders need for cost-effective transportation alternatives, recreation, exercise and just plain fun.
Currie Technologies of Southern California holds various patents on its products including their Electro- Drive™ Propulsion Systems, unique electric drive systems that provide superior performance and durability at a reasonable price.
To learn more about Currie Technologies® product lines, please visit www.currietech.com.
The Haibike brand was established in Germany 1995 by Winora Group president, Susanne Puello and her husband, Felix. However, its roots date back to 1914 when Susanne’s great, great grandfather, Engelbert Wiener, a racing cyclist, founded E. Wiener Retail Trading Company manufacturing of custom bicycles.
An Accell group company, Winora is a complete family of brands, which includes Haibike, the company’s premier sport-performance road and mountain bike brand. Haibike has worked continuously to build its name in the sports world by producing award-winning products through a high degree of innovation, advanced design and engineering.
Haibike is a leading bicycle brand in Germany and throughout Europe with its involvement with their International Pro Cycling Team and Olympic champion and double gold medal winner, Sabine Spitz.
For more information about Haibike, visit www.haibikeusa.com.
End of press release from Currie Technologies.
The Haibike XDURO NDURO also recently won the gold award in ENDURO Mountain Bike Magazine’s Design and Innovation Award 2014 Competition.
And here is my ride report of the Haibike XDURO AMT Pro from a few days of riding here in Sedona, AZ.
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