DURATEC wins award for innovation. The weekend saw the seventh year of the prestigious annual bike show Bespoked 2017, which brings together smaller bike makers focusing exclusively on custom frame builders. The show is held in Bristol, England, in the former railway station Brunel's Old Station, the architecture and fantastic environment of which underline the handcrafting that we could admire at the show.
The quality of the DURATEC Phantom frame and its exceptional crafting were assessed in Bristol by an expert panel that awarded the firm Duratec the "Steve Worland Innovation Award". This award is presented every year to firms introducing new manufacturing techniques for racing bike frames. The award was accepted by Kateřina Duchková, the manager of the firm Duratec presenting the product at the show.
"The panel was anonymous, and it appraised all the exhibitors during the first day of the show, which was extremely demanding for us. A large number of people were interested in absolutely all the details that we presented on the stand. They were interested not only in the Phantom, but in the moulds, the fibres, and their processing. I was surprised at the expert level of the questions asked during the course of the day. For us the award has great value and prestige because we were presenting not only our own product, but a product developed and manufactured in the Czech Republic," said Kateřina Duchková.
At the end of the show the firm Duratec was described as the largest global player in the field of bespoke bike construction because its annual production is significantly higher than that of the other firms presenting their products.