Design & Innovation Award 2024 for our PAVO IV

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The Design & Innovation Award honours the most outstanding bike products every year. Winner in the Road Bikes 2024 category: the SIMPLON PAVO IV

The Design & Innovation Award

As a seal of approval for the most outstanding bike products, the Design & Innovation Award has been presented annually since 2013 by an interdisciplinary 30-member jury. The independent award team puts the submitted candidates through their paces for over two weeks before reaching a judgement. It takes much more than "just" good design to win the coveted award: pioneering technologies, outstanding bike performance, innovative solutions with high customer benefits and other criteria are included in the assessment.

A fine blend of design and workmanship
-Design & Innovation Award Jury 2024-

Road Bike 2024 winner: the SIMPLON PAVO IV

After thousands of test kilometres and heated discussions, the international award team of journalists, professional test riders and independent industry experts presented the prestigious Winner 2024 award in the Road Bike category to the SIMPLON PAVO IV. The fourth generation of our road bike legend can therefore claim to be one of the best road bikes of 2024.

The jury was impressed by the first-class carbon frame produced in Europe, which combines speed and lightness at the highest level of quality. The experts also emphasised "the Pavo IV impresses with excellent power transfer, which ensures a lively, nimble character". The "overall harmonious blend of look, feel and technical sophistication" is rounded off by "balanced, predictable handling and countless clever details". As a result, the PAVO IV "delivers tons of fun on every ride".

We are extremely pleased about this accolade - and are particularly proud that we were able to win it a second time this year with the KAGU PINION (in the Urban category). Our Managing Director Jakob Luksch is also delighted: "The awards from the jury honour the dedication of our passionate team to continuous innovation. It is a privilege to lead a company that is driven by such enthusiasm for excellence."

With regard to the PAVO IV in particular, we feel that winning the Design & Innovation Award 2024 also confirms our decision to bring frame production, a significant part of the PAVO's value creation, from Asia to Europe.

Would you like to see which other test victories and awards our bikes have won in recent years? Then take a look at our test report overview.


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