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 with cycle clothing, but the components are no longer offered.

Updated 10.26.2014                    Click on images for larger view

Assos cranks (4 photos)

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Assos crank set & brochure, new in box 

Unusual bottom bracket design
Pictures courtesy Clyde Putman

Assos pedals
Pictures courtesy Nigel Peyton


Assos drilled-out saddle
(6 pictures)


One of the first
  lightweight Aero rims.

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BMZ bicycle using ASSOS crankset, pedals, rims and saddle.

Advertising that caught much attention...

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