And the winner is...Denny!
Congratulations to TEAGUE x SIZEMORE BICYCLE for creating a bike design that captured the imagination of so many people.
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Details about each bike below
by MNML + Method
Inspired by the City of Broad Shoulders, the BLACKLINE bicycle has a strong spirit and is ready for just about anything. It takes its name from Chicago’s iconic elevated train lines that run throughout the city, non-stop. While the ‘L’ will get you from station to station, the BLACKLINE is the ride that gives you the freedom to get everywhere in between.
Tough yet refined, this bike has just the right amount of street savvy. A custom Helios smart handlebar with integrated LED headlight and side blinkers utilize GPS enabled turn-by-turn navigation to help you safely navigate the urban grid. Once you reach your destination, the bike’s location can be securely tracked using a connected smartphone app.
The virtually maintenance-free drive train utilizes a sealed 3-speed SRAM hub, originally designed to endure the extreme conditions of rural Africa. It’s driven by a nearly indestructible belt drive able to withstand everything from the daily commute to the harshest winters.
The BLACKLINE’s multi-configure cargo system discreetly stores a U-lock and features removable waterproof panniers with stow-away shoulder straps so you can tote your gear from place to place. Balloon tires smooth out your ride, won’t slow you down, and lessen the worry of roadside repairs during pothole season. The BLACKLINE’s bold yet simplified frame has a singular, angled 2” tube, which makes dismounting your ride a little easier in stop-and-go traffic. And thanks to the lessons from Ferris Bueller, it features a ready-for-anything cargo system that can be configured to help get you to lunch, a museum, the ballpark, a street festival, or anywhere the wind blows in the Windy City.
Crafted for the individual who prefers life on two wheels, the BLACKLINE is the ultimate urban utility bike.
by Pensa + Horse Cycles
Merge is inspired by the variety of cycling needs in New York City, and New York is a tough proving ground for an urban bike. There is some good cycling infrastructure, but also streets that are packed with cars and pedestrians. Merge is a compact and nimble ride, offering its rider confidence when navigating tight spaces. At the same time there is necessary utility. Merge’s rear rack snaps open at a moment’s notice, but can also retract when not in use. Merge’s thoughtfully designed features include cargo, lighting, security, and a USB charging port. They are seamlessly integrated and right where you need them, yet unobtrusive when not in use. Merge offers an elegant and integrated solution to the needs of a variety of urban cyclists.
by INDUSTRY + Ti Cycles
SOLID – The First Connected, 3D-Printed Titanium, Lifestyle Bike
SOLID is inspired by the diverse beauty and soul of Portland, OR. From the urban energy of East Burnside to the raw landscape of Forest Park, the SOLID bike captures the essence of the city and the best of both worlds – hand-built craft meets modern manufacturing. Leveraging Ti Cycles’ 25 years of working with titanium, the INDUSTRY team utilized their signature #SuperCommuter platform. It inspires people to explore the city with a responsive, seamless, solid ride. This is the bike redefined.
SOLID is a lifestyle bike. With that in mind, INDUSTRY created the “Discover My City” app that allows riders to discover Portland through 5 curated journeys. Whether riders want to experience Portland’s forested terrain or ride in the city – this digital experience guides riders to enjoy the distinct beauty of Portland. The app communicates with the bike to provide guided haptic navigation and brings together key influencers outside of the cycling industry to share their perspectives on what to see, ride, eat, shop, and hear to truly experience Portland.
SOLID – Bike Features + Digital Experience
MODERN: 3D-printed titanium frame/handlebars, 650B road tires/rims, Gates Carbon Drive, hydraulic disc brakes
HAND-BUILT: Tig welded, bead-blasted components, customized components by master titanium expert Ti Cycles
INTEGRATED: Electronic shifters, haptic handlebar feedback, Shimano Alfine Di2 11-speed rear hub
ADAPTIVE: Self-regulating light sensors, detachable rack, integrated ABUS lock and strapping system
SMART: Biologic Dynamo self-charging electronic front hub, embedded GPS module for security
SEAMLESS: Integrated “Discover My City” app pairing via Bluetooth provides curated journeys by key influencers
by HUGE Design + 4130 Cycle Works
The EVO Urban Utility bike is a hybrid bicycle that leverages a modular accessory platform for ultimate flexibility. EVO blends the utility of a city bike with the robustness and geometry of a mountain bike to satisfy the city’s diverse lifestyle and terrain. It presents a one bike solution that can take on many different environments and activities.
Innovative quick-connect mounts on the front and rear enable users to rapidly attach or detach cargo accessories that are normally mounted permanently to a bike. This plug-and-play system is designed to be flexible for a rider’s daily needs, ranging from a child seat to different racks for carrying everything from groceries to surf boards. These EVO accessories quickly lock into the frame and are easily removed when not in use.
Inspired by San Francisco’s famous towers and bridges, the symmetrical frame has been developed to support cargo loads both on the front and rear of the bike. This “truss” frame geometry is as functional as it is iconic. 3D printed steel lugs allow for an efficient lug plus tube construction, thus reducing complex welding and man hours in production.
A front fork lockout allows users to securely lean the handlebars against a wall for stable loading and unloading. In addition, this concept includes front and rear lighting systems and a cable lock integrated into the frame.
EVO presents a one bike solution to meet the city’s diverse biking needs.
EVO - Evolve Your Ride.
- Quick connect Modular rack accessory system
- Attachment: small and large cargo basket, child seat, pannier bag and flatbed rack.
- Hybrid commuter/ mountain bike frame design
- Integrated front and rear lights.
- Integrated/ removable cable lock
- Fenders, city mountain bike hybrid tires
by TEAGUE + Sizemore Bicycle
The Denny bike is about returning the rider (and ourselves) to those early days of carefree riding, when cycling was just about ‘get up and go’ freedom—the reason we all fell in love with bikes in the first place.
It’s inspiration? The diverse community and unpredictability of our home, Seattle. From the auto-shifting electric assist, smart reactive lighting, integrated locking and the redefining of the fender, we've created the purist biking experience possible for Seattle riders. Now you don’t have to worry about the hills, rain or an impromptu ‘farmer's market' trip.
Denny is the “all in” cycling solution that meets security, safety and importantly convenience needs. Ultimately, the Denny bike was born from a simple premise, ‘an everyday bike that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider’.
“All in – Just Ride”.
- Removable handlebar lock system
- Quick stop handlebar lock system
- Automatic gear shifting
- Electric power assist
- Integrated storage as part of the frame
- Removable battery for easy charging
- Minimal fender design that removes water from the tire
- Fully-integrated, turn signals, head and brake lights
- Auto-on lights that react to natural light conditions
- Safety lights that flood light onto the road around the bike