TO CELEBRATE THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DIRT WE’RE SPEAKING TO THE BRANDS AND RIDERS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED US THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. WE’LL BE ASKING 20 QUESTIONS ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING TO THOSE WHO ARE TRULY IN THE KNOW. CHECK OUT OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK THAT’S AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE.
Dainese have been protecting two-wheeled racers for years and have enjoyed success in downhill from the vintage age of Chausson and Vouilloz through to modern day legends-in-the-making like Danny Hart.
We grabbed Giovanni Fogal, product manager, to get his thoughts on mountain biking past, present and future.
20 Questions – Dianese
What achievement of the company are you most proud of?
Being the original pioneers in cycling body protective gear and having one of the richest histories in two-wheeled racing
What has been you biggest product development?
We’ve been innovators since the company’s inception in 1972, introducing countless technologies and features, many of which are now industry’s standards. In the last 15 years many efforts and resources have been employed in the development of D-air®, the intelligent protection based on air bag technology that is now well established in motorcycling and recently introduced in ski racing. Maybe cycling will be the next one?