Design & Innovation Award 2022 for the Rapcon


The Rapcon impressed the renowned jury of the Design & Innovation Award as an MTB with safe and agile handling and clean design.

SIMPLON Rapcon: awarded the Design & Innovation Award 2022

Intuitive handling and clean design: The Rapcon has both – and thus well deserved the popular award! The coveted award has been presented to the best bikes on the scene since 2013. And every year, the participating bikes are closely examined and tested.


What winning bikes look like: modern frame geometry ensures agile riding performance

Anyone who rides on natural trails knows how important agility and freedom of movement are. The SIMPLON Rapcon makes it easy to master challenging trails. The rider remains in control even during rapid turning manoeuvres. That’s possible thanks to its modern frame geometry with a low seat tube, which guarantees maximum freedom of movement. The chainstays, which grow with the bike, ensure balanced handling. The mountain bike is available with either 150 millimetres or 165 millimetres of suspension travel.

Tip: In our configurator, you can find all the customisation options available for the Rapcon.

SIMPLON Rapcon: Get ready to hit the trails!

The full-suspension bike was voted winner of the Design & Innovation Award and is the first choice for beginners in trail biking. While novice riders appreciate the safety that the MTB offers, experienced riders can have maximum fun on the Rapcon. Clean design and intelligent internal cable routing create a tidy look.

Convenient storage space

Riding long distances with little luggage on the bike – sounds impossible? Well, unless you do the tour on the Rapcon. The spacious storage box with pocket in the down tube, the bottle cage and the tool mount on the top tube offer plenty of storage space for all trail essentials. 

Chosen by an experienced award team

The jury of the Design & Innovation Award consists of 30 renowned international experts. Every year, journalists, test riders and engineers take a lot of time to break through classic thought patterns and look at the bikes from different perspectives. After numerous hours of hard work with lots of riding fun and intense discussions, only the best bikes receive the highly coveted award.

Impressive across the board: Bike magazines and staff all rave about the Rapcon. Find out in the test reports, which features and technologies make the mountain bike stand out from competitors!


How it all started

Simplon was founded in 1961 by Josef Hämmerle. Today, it’s a world-renowned brand for premium bikes. How did this all come to pass? Let’s find out! 

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