WHISPBAR'S WB200 FORK MOUNT BICYCLE CARRIER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Whispbar's latest accessory is selected for prestigious red dot design award

BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 9, 2013) –Chosen from 4,662 entries from 54 countries, Whispbar, the ultra premium roof rack system, was awarded a red dot design 2013 award for its new WB200 Fork Mount Bicycle Carrier.

Established in 1955, the red dot design award is among the most prestigious international product design awards. An international jury comprised of design experts evaluated each entry on numerous criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and durability.

In addition to being honored at the red dot awards ceremony in Essen, Germany on July 1, 2013, the Whispbar WB200 and other award-winning products will be on display at the red dot design museum in Essen from July 2 through July 28, 2013.

"We are thrilled that the WB200 is receiving worldwide recognition for its design," said Garrett Barnum, Global Brand Director for Whispbar. "Design, innovation, and aesthetics are at the forefront of the Whispbar product line, and the WB200 exemplifies all of those ideals. We are excited to introduce it to the world this spring."

Added Whispbar WB200 product designer James Buckroyd, "We know that style-savvy cyclists will appreciate the WB200 for both its beautiful form and exceptional function."

The Whispbar WB200 Fork Mount Bicycle Carrier offers a premium way to transport road and mountain bikes on the top of the car. Its sleek design is engineered to seamlessly integrate with the roof rack, adding a refined yet sporty aesthetic to the car. Looking beyond its beauty, the WB200 also offers innovative design features. It is the only fork mount bicycle carrier in the world that accommodates standard 9- and 15-millimeter through-axle forks without additional adapters.

Utilizing Whispbar's innovative QuickDockTM technology, it takes just moments to install or remove the carrier from the Whispbar roof rack system. The Whispbar WB200 will be available in May 2013 for $249.

The WB200 is part of Whispbar's new line of accessories for its award-winning Whispbar roof rack system. The new Whispbar bike, ski and boat carriers seamlessly integrate with the rack system, which has been recognized for enhancing overall vehicle appearance and performance through its unparalleled sleek and aerodynamic design.