DT Swiss received Quality Bicycle Products’ Vendor of the Year award at Frostbike, QBP’ s annual open house and tradeshow held annually at its headquarters in Bloomington, MN. The Biel, Switzerland-based wheel and wheel components brand was recognized for continually pushing the industry with its high quality and innovative products̶ designing, engineering, and manufacturing all of its own products.
QBP’ s DT Swiss buyer Dave Larson nominated the brand for the award. “DT Swiss hubs are some of the best in the industry and the same can be said about its spokes,” says Larson. “The brand is also beginning to grow some of its emerging categories like rims and wheels, modernizing them with the specifications needed to be successful amidst today’ s quickly changing marketplace.”
While DT Swiss works more closely with distributors than directly with bike shops, it works in collaboration with QBP to provide an extremely high level of customer service and technical service to dealers as well as consumers. Outside of its day-to-day operations, DT Swiss is represented on the Bicycle Committee of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), and is doing its part to work towards a more collaborative view amongst industry related organizations such as the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). Additionally, the brand dedicates time and funds to support various advocacy organizations including the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), People For Bikes, and the Cuyuna Lakes mountain bike trails.
Marco Zingg—Owner, President, and CEO DT Swiss Global—was on hand at Frostbike and accepted the award on behalf of the brand.