This is the Ass Saver "Smart Ass Fender" with Selle San Marco logo. Polypropylene (or PP) is one of the good guys in plastics with properties that allow true recycling with almost no loss in material quality. The absence of harmful chemicals in PP is a blessing compared to many similar materials. PP is also a widely used packaging material and is highly suited for existing recycling systems around the world.
The Ass Savers mudguards are designed from a single piece of PP to make it a breeze to recycle. When you finally have worn out your mudguard, just drop it into your normal plastic recycling container and become a part of the closed loop solution!
You won’t find any unnecessary packaging on our mudguards in your local bike shop. We believe good products sell themselves and that you as a customer don’t want to pay for something that immediately goes in to the trash anyways. Our mudguards weigh only 15 grams. That probably makes them the lightest rear mudguard in the world. It also means we use less than 10% of the material needed to produce your average plastic beavertail fender. That feels good in our hearts. Needless to say, we are not perfect. Only about 65% of our production are made from recycled PP. To be able to offer you the world of colors, we need to purchase virgin material. We are however working hard to source recycled PP in different colors and our goal is to be 100% in the recycling loop.
Ass Saver mudguards are all made in the Swedish town of Borås in a very modern, 14001 ISO-certified and eco award winning facility. To have the production less than an hours drive away from the office means a lot to us. We can assure you that all the production waste is taken care of in the most responsible way and that the workers can make our products in a safe workplace while getting a decent salary for their efforts. Our raw material comes from France and Spain and is shipped with road transport directly to the factory. We want you to know that we work very hard to ensure the best possible procedure in every step of the way to finished product. Being a small producer makes it difficult to influence other companies but as we grow we will continue to push these matters even harder.
This product was added to our catalog on September 17, 2014