Assos was founded in the 1970s by  Toni Maier, best known for creating the first Lycra cycling short.  In Ticino, along the Swiss-Italian border, Assos also produced some avant garde bicycle components. They continue the cycle clothing, but the components are no longer offered.

Updated 8.3.2014                    Click on images for larger view

Assos cranks (5 photos)

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Unique  bottom bracket.

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Assos crank set new in box 


Assos pedals
Pictures courtesy Nigel Peyton


Assos drilled-out saddle
(6 pictures)


One of the first lightweight Aero rims.

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Advertising that caught much attention...


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