Saturday 10th December saw our first Open Event at our HQ in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. On a mild but somewhat dreary day it was smiles all around as 14 cyclists experienced a Dassi ride on the bikes used by Team Rwanda on their UK tour.
Everyone rode a Dassi Interceptor™ in carbon on a 20km circuit around the Hampshire countryside, led by Dave Hemming of X-Bionic. The Dassi Interceptor™ in carbon weighs in at 800g made from aerospace grade carbon and is the only carbon frame bike manufactured entirely in the UK, using the same techniques as used in Formula One, in the same factories in Banbury.
Back at the office, our other guests spent their time looking at the Dassi Interceptor™ in Graphene, chatting with Dassi CEO Stuart Abbott about future developments and getting the latest information and advice on bike fits and components.
Graphene – a single layer of carbon allotrope was discovered in the UK at the University of Manchester. Known as a hyper material, Graphene has many amazing properties including being a brilliant electrical conductor, whilst also hydrophobic, it is 200 times stronger than steel, 20 times harder than diamond yet lighter than paper. We have exciting plans for Graphene in the coming year at Dassi.
Our cyclists were well catered for by The Hobo.co who came along with their cool converted Citroen H van and provided bacon rolls and butternut squash and chilli soup, together with an endless supply of coffee and some of the most fabulous cakes that we’ve ever seen!
X-Bionic kitted out all the riders in their latest clothing range, so that everyone was kept warm and dry despite the drizzly British weather. And the guys from Vankru worked tirelessly alongside our own mechanics to ensure that everyone had the best fit possible. Tyres were generously supplied by Vittoria.
Riders returned with muddy faces, sporting huge grins as everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to try our one of our bikes. We received some really positive feedback from both our guests and our partners, with everyone agreeing that it had been a great event. We’d like to thank everyone who came and those who helped to make it possible, especially two weeks before Christmas !
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We’re already thinking about what our next event might be and look forward to welcoming anyone who wasn’t able to make it this time as well as those who were. Watch this space !