Waldsassen, Germany (February 4, 2015) - For over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized the world over as a mark of design excellence. The iF logo is an international symbol of excellence used to recognize outstanding achievements in design.

Ghost is proud to announce that the RIOT 9 LC has received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2015 in the category Product/Bike and can thus be counted among the heralded winners of the prestigious iF seal. The number of competitors was huge: the international panel of judges considered almost 5,000 entries from 65 countries in order to determine who would receive this coveted badge of excellence.

The RIOT 9 LC combines detailed and innovative solutions with a dynamic design. The heart of the carbon fiber frame is the patent-pending RIOT-Link, a rear-suspension system which delivers a new level of performance. This mechanical linkage is discretely integrated within the frame providing balance in the overall design. Advanced manufacturing processes, internal cable routing and proprietary features like the Disconnect Brake Mount contribute to the sleek appearance of RIOT 9 LC, while also reflecting both the complexity and the simplicity of the product. The RIOT 9 LC guarantees riders great handling, efficient pedaling, and a fun ride.

GHOST Bicycles are available exclusively through REI and it's network of retail locations in the United States.


Founded in 1993 in the Bavaria region of Germany, GHOST creates award winning bicycles using innovative technologies paired with unique design details. GHOST is part of Accell North America who is committed to leading in cycling innovation in product, brand and specialty business practices to grow Independent Bicycle Retail in North America. Accell North America is the North American business entity of Accell Group, NV, Europe’s leading bicycle company. Accell North America, located in Kent, Wash., is completely focused on growing the specialty bike business by providing excellence in customer service, product innovation, profitability and brand marketing on the regional and national levels.


Since 1953, iF has been dedicated to organizing fair, independent and reputable design awards and has thus gained a top position in the international award spectrum. Representing excellent design and outstanding design achievements, the iF seal of quality is recognized the world over, with registrants ranging from automotive companies to individual design studios.


Lars-Erik Johnson | Verde Brand Communications | | 208.570.5541