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Product hand made in the "rainy, rainy" city of Göthenburg in Sweden

This simple and cheap solution to the old problem of 'wet cyclist's bottom' and made by a group of friends in Sweden is sweeping the cycling world if their Ass Savers Facebook page is anything to go by.

This origami-like shape made from recycle plastic and designed to store out of the way under the saddle can be deployed in seconds to stop rear wheel water spray shooting up your...er...back as soon as it starts to rain. Watch the video; it may even inspire you to fashion your own, Blue Peter style.

Ass Savers cost 50 Swedish Krona - we make that just under £5 - and come in various colours. They fit pretty much any saddle except Brooks although they're working on that, according to the site.

Of course, the debate has been raging in the comments of our blogger Flo_K's recent piece on the pros and cons of mudguard usage. There will be readers tutting about why you wouldn't choose to fit proper full mudguards at this time of the year and no doubt making our friends at SKS very happy indeed but for the riders who just cannot bring themselves to spoil the lines of their fashionable fixie, this might just do the trick.

Details: ass-savers.com

 

 

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miffed [162 posts] 4 years ago
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ordered, look brilliant and for £6 whats not to love

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paulfg42 [387 posts] 4 years ago
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Ingenious. Get them sold over here (in the UK).

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AlexStriplight [75 posts] 4 years ago
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How cool is that! Postage makes it a bit pricey for a bit of plastic, but it's too neat an idea to resist. I can see these going down a storm for the Hoxton haircut crowd...

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Well i bought a few of them because my next door neighbour is the LBS guy, so i'll give him a couple, see if he can start stocking them, therefore giving me some credit  19 done that with a few products, when he starts to make profit i get stuff, like a free after winter overhaul of my bike

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OldRidgeback [2620 posts] 4 years ago
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The other alternative is to simply make one yourself. I've got some plastic card at home that's doing nothing.

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Large_Pista [52 posts] 4 years ago
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Can't use them with a Brooks?  20

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davebinks [149 posts] 4 years ago
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Doesn't do much for the guy behind does it  2 2 14

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downfader [203 posts] 4 years ago
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Hmm.. when I was a kid I made something similar out of a bit of old plastic. I'm sure others have done the same.

No replacement for proper mudguards in my view, though. Even during the summer I've found mudguards to be worthwhile.

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paulfg42 [387 posts] 4 years ago
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Got mine and used it already and it works really well. Easy to remove too(which is useful as there is some accessories thefts round where I park up).