Apparel - Other
Ever since the Swiss company was founded back in 1976 they have had a completely Swiss dedication to pushing the boundaries of what's possible with technical cycling apparel. Company founder Tony Maier was obsessed with finding new levels of efficiency for riders. That led Assos to be the first company to fabricate a bicycle frame from carbon fiber, invent the one-piece Lycra skinsuit, the cowhorn handlebar, the V-section aero rim and they single handedly invented the Lycra cycling short. After their early success with cycling shorts, Assos dedicated their energies almost entirely on creating the world's best cycling apparel and today they steadily crank out new innovation from their headquarters just across the Swiss border from Lake Como. We got our first pair of Assos bib shorts back in the 1980's and, ever since, Assos has been our brand of choice. Chat with anyone here at Above Category and you'll see that we know the difference between Assos' myriad fabrics, cuts and riders that have worn the Swiss clothing over the years. More importantly, we can explain to you the difference in fit and function between various Assos pieces and how they work out on the road or trail.
Assos Active Wear Cleanser is delicate on elastic fibers, pH neutral, neutralizes odors, enhances textile breathability and maintains sharp color.
The Assos Chamois Crème reduces friction and keeps your skin cooler. It preventins inflammation and has antibacterial properties.
The day we tried an Assos Zegho Glasses prototype, during the 2011 Giro di Sardinia, we couldn't believe them. We might have forgotten we had them on, had it not been for the visual experience.