What is a cycling Ass Saver?
An Ass Saver is a clip-on saddle mudguard designed to be installed without the use of additional tools. Rehook Ass Saver fits every standard rail saddle, and even saddles with carbon rails. Suitable for tire widths between 23-35 mm.
What is Ass Saver made from?
Ass Savers are made from 100% recycled polypropylene. This type of polypropylene is often used for food packaging, due to its non-toxic composition. Ass Savers pass both REACH and Prop 65 tests.
The polypropylene is obtained from post-consumer recycled plastics, which are hugely different from post-industrial recycled plastics. As we move towards a more eco-friendly world, it's important to be able to identify and differentiate the two.
Post-industrial recycled plastics are obtained from the manufacturing process, and thus act as more of a pre-consumer, virgin material. They are a by-product of the manufacturing process. Post-consumer recycled plastics, on the other hand, are already in the loop. They have been made and used, ready to be upcycled into useful products. This keeps the initial plastic away from landfill, instead of generating more.
When was Ass Saver created?
Ass Saver was created in 2011 by designer Staffan Widelll, as a makeshift cardboard mudguard, to be used on his way home from work. After developing a more sophisticated version with his cycling pals, Widelll was able to quit his job after 6 months, highlighting just how practical the Ass Savers are. They are also the first mudguard to be used by professional cyclists in the UCI World Tour.
Where did the idea for an Ass Saver come from?
The idea stemmed from a quest to repurpose waste materials from the printing industry. All Ass Saver collaborators had come from a sustainable design background, all the pieces were there. It had only merged as one brilliant idea out of necessity, for a mudguard on a rainy day.
What is Ass Saver used for?
Saddle mudguards / rear savers / butt fenders, whatever you want to call them, protect your clothing and deflect mud and water away from the drivetrain, allowing your bike to perform as intended. Not only this, but they prevent any debris from hitting a cyclist behind you, protecting their bike/clothes and their line of vision (no muddy water flicking up to their eyeline), so they are perfect for group cycling and safety overall. A great cycling gift for your team.
How do you fit an Ass Saver?
Rehook Ass Savers are "Quite possibly the easiest fender to fit" Colin Levitch, Cycling News. With no tools required, just pre-fold, insert and fold up tip to lock with the new patented FLIP-TIP™ attachment system. It couldn’t be easier! (Check out our guide on how to do this for more information).
What separates Rehook Ass Saver from other mudguards?
A lot of attention has been given to the material used for Ass Savers.
Where cheaper materials are prone to cracking, especially at colder temperatures, the polypropylene used for Ass Savers is post-consumer recycled, high quality and can be used thousands of times over. Just rinse, wipe and you're good as new! They are manufactured at a 14001 ISO-certified and eco award winning facility, where standards are held to the strictest regulations in the world regarding workers rights and environmental protection.
When you have exhausted your Rehook Ass Saver (after many years), you can comfortably pop it in your recycling bin at home. Most countries have recycling systems in place for polypropylene. As Ass Savers pass both REACH and Prop 65 tests and are labelled with the correct information, the whole process is entirely straightforward.
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