Fassa has launched what it describes as the first ever padded fork bag, designed to protect your expensive new front fork upgrades when the front wheel is removed.
Made from durable, waterproof materials, and padded with 4mm closed cell foam, the Fassa Padded Fork Bag protects the fork from those back of the car dings and garage scrapes.
Fork Bags are available for Road (one size) and Mountain bikes (three sizes – short, medium and long travel sizes).
Prices begin from £40.
Who is Fassa?
Fassa is a Dorset-based business that designs and makes products to protect bicycles in transit and in storage.
The name ‘Fassa’ came from the Giro D’Italia, perhaps the hardest road race of them all and a mountainous region in the Italian Dolomites called Val Di Fassa. It was once the site of fierce battles between Italians and Austrians but today everyone lives in perfect harmony. It’s also hugely popular with cyclists, and that’s the link: bicycles that once emerged battered and sometimes broken from the backs of vans now, thanks to Fassa products, arrive ready to ride.
Based on the South Coast, Fassa were in the ideal place to learn from workshops that make products that suffer in the harshest of conditions – out at sea. They met with ocean sail makers, outdoor clothing manufacturers and surf board bag makers to understand construction of products that need to work day in day out in high winds, salt water, sand and bright sunlight. Fabric type, thread strength and construction need to be strong, robust and hardworking. We learn’t a lot from and we wanted this high standard for our own products.
The Fassa workshop/atelier was set up in Wimborne, Dorset in 2015 where the brand invested in the finest sewing machines made by German firm, Durkopp Adler. They sought highly experienced industrial machinists to join the team.
Fassa launched its business and website in December 2016. They are attending trade events and sportives throughout 2017 where they will be giving riders the opportunity to view and purchase their products.
The full-range of products is also available to purchase at our website, www.fassa.cc
The brand also offers a bespoke service where customers can commission their own projects.
Vamper has been trialling the full Fassa range of bike protection when moving around the country with our beloved bikes. We will bring you a full review of our experiences shortly.