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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:14 pm 
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I'm fascinated by this product. They look good on video (see web address below), has anyone used one?

http://ass-savers.com/


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:55 pm 
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I've not used one, but I predict a big hit

Big old beaver tails do look awful

This is a clever little idea, fresh and irreverent marketing that doesn't smell at all like a corporate fake of fresh and irreverent marketing...

Pretty cool


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 5:55 pm 
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See also

http://www.muckynutz.com/index.php

Must admit I like the way it can be stored under the saddle when its not needed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Hi,
Thank you for the good words! However, I must correct you and say that it doesn't fit quite ALL saddles. We believe its more like 80%ish. But we are working on improving that number! :)
Best Regards
Staffan - Ass Savers


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:24 pm 
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If only they had invented it sooner! Like in the 80s! Maybe someone who produces plastic bike parts could have done it! Or even a saddle manufacturer! I can't believe the Japanese didn't think of this!









Wait. http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/dead_stock_kashimax_rain_tail_bike_fender_21564.asp


No idea is original, however I happen to thing the ass-saver is a great looking product, at a great price, every luck in the World with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:55 pm 
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I just can't believe I spent the last few minutes looking at a guy's bottom. :lol:

I really like the idea behind these. 2 concerns though.

The first one is how long they last. It rains a lot here, so if they degrade over time, I might have to buy several.
The second one is whether it's wide enough. I run wide tyres, and the splatter has been known to make a wet strip on my back wider than this mudguard looks.

I guess there's only one way to find out ...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:18 am 
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haven't seen the video but the mud in UK does not follow the globally accepts laws of physics so unless you have a mudgaurd that fully encloses the tyre, it will get past any obstruction and onto you bottom and back.

.... and you could make that cut from an old plastic milk container.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:40 pm 
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I have one - and it doesn't stop mud - but then, to be fair, it wasn't intended to.
It does reduce the amount of mud that gets ya - but you aint going home with a mud free ass.

Looks like I'll get to test it this week on wet tarmac with 1.25 semi-slicks... :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:21 pm 
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What an inspiring product, simple, stylish, recycled.
I put through an order for a few, hope Staffan and co make a bomb from this.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:18 am 
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I remember I had a saddle on my '86 diamond back that had a retractable telescopic mudguard in it. You just got 2 narrow skids up you back instead of 1 big fat one :lol:


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