The brand new ASSOS ASSOSOIRES GT Cycling Cap shows that there's so much more to ASSOS than unparalleled cycling shorts. They may be best known as ‘the shorts company’, but the reworked ASSOSOIRES GT cap shows that ASSOS also know about headwear for cycling.
The ASSOSOIRES GT cap stands apart from other caps out there in more ways than one. The bold graphics are sure to mark you out from the rest of the peloton visually. That unmistakeable ASSOS MILLEgriffe design will flash every time you flip up your visor.
And it's been tested to destruction by full blown pro racers making it the ultimate pedigree riding accessory. The new model uses half moon breathable netting panels, producing a cap that feels a million dollars under your helmet and breathes like few others on a hot ride. The peak has been enlarged for additional protection from wind, rain and sun. Plus it's just one of a whole range of colours in ASSOS's cycling cap range.
We think it's comfortably cool enough to keep firmly in place on your noggin when you stop for that coffee at your favourite cycling cafe. And we know a few things about caps, as you can read in our blog 9 Reasons to Love Cycling Caps.
- One size fits all
We've tried this cycling cap and can assure that it fits most sizes of head comfortably due to being finished with an elasticated comfort back.
- Classic peak to shield you from the sun, rain and wind
- Mesh ventilation in side panels for breathability and wicking
- Minimised seams for extra comfort
- Half moon panelling
For many years now, ASSOS of Switzerland has been one of the most respected names in cycling. The only catch, from a female cycling perspective, was their notoriously... how would you say?... 'traditional' approach to marketing their women's kit.
But in 2016, everything changed. As they say themselves, it went 'from bad to badass'.
Gone was the risqué photography, in came strong imagery of strong women doing serious cycling. Their imagery and ethos now matches the exceptional quality of their clothing. It does justice to their 40 years of cycling experience and their true passion and expertise in what they produce.
As they sponsor their first women's pro team in 2018, Cyclance Pro Cycling, we have nothing but respect for how they have turned things around for female cyclists.
How did it start? In 1976, ASSOS was founded by Toni Maier with the first carbon fiber bicycle frame. Toni spent painstaking time testing the bike in the wind tunnel, but it eventually dawned on him that it was the riders' clothing that was the main cause of drag.
Toni naturally then turned his attention to kit - and promptly invented the first Lycra® cycling shorts. It's their bottom halves that they are still most recognised for. Fast forward to today, and ASSOS have now contributed to over 350 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games.
ASSOS works as hard as any brand we know with its suppliers and test team to produce fabrics and fits that make it - in our view - the Rolls Royce of cycling kit. They've been at the vanguard of many of the really big innovations that have shaped the evolution of cycling, including the first sublimation of a cycling jersey in 1980, the first elastic interface cycling short insert in 2001 and the 'fastest bodysuit on earth' in 2004.
Today, ASSOS has multiple sponsorships of World Tour teams and riders. It's a brand for the purist - for passionate cyclists who appreciate the very best. We're delighted to have them as part of the VeloVixen stable of great brands.
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