For over four decades, the Assos name has represented the highest quality cycling apparel designed to help professionals and cyclist like you, perform at your best. Steady refinements over the years have us at the S7 Generation of shorts, which includes these all new T Equipe Evo Short, representing 5 years of engineering helping foster new technologies and materials that represents the Swiss brand's identity towards race-tuned perfection. The goal with these shorts was to produce super comfortable everyday bibs, borrowing heavily from the brand's T.Tiburu, T.Cento, and T.Campionissimo bibs, allowing every cyclist the opportunity to experience Assos bibs.
Assos crafts the T Equipe Evo from a textile known as Type.439 Diadema. This material is specific to Assos and it worked with its fabric supplier to create a superior material designed for the rigors of cycling. As soon as you put on the bibs, the first thing you'll notice is it's incredibly comfortable and supportive. In use, while out for a ride, its exceptional breathability is prized as it rapidly transfers moisture to its quick-drying outer surface. This smooth fabric has a weave of two different rates of 4-way stretch which provides a moderately compressive hold, supporting hard-working leg muscles. This helps shield muscles from fatigue-inducing effects of muscle oscillation typical of riding over rougher roads. This Type.439 material is finished with an iceColor application, which reflects sunlight and thus reduces heat absorption helping keep muscles cooler. While designing skinsuits for the 2012 Olympics, Assos developed a design known as Aero Patterning Fenomeno1. It allows for construction of the garment with a single seam on the rear of your legs so the main fabric can provide more compression and support as it wraps around your thighs. And at the leg openings, the Super Flat Grippers are minimal offering optimal stretch holding the cuffs in place without any excessive pressure.
The Assos fit is unique and these particular bibs are more form-fitting and compressive than its regularFit and comfortFit options. As such, it provides a slightly asymmetrical compressive hold that stretches more around your body, rather than vertically. This stretch works to firmly secure the shorts in place, for better aerodynamics and comfort while down in the cycling position, feeling more dialed while stretched out to the bars and slightly more restrictive when off the bike. This feeling has long been known to Assos' devoted followers as the signature "click on" fit. Y7 Frame Carrier Bib Tech further bolsters this cycling specific support and by utilizing wider cuts of elastic, the pressure is better distributed on the shoulders. These wider straps allow the uppers to better hug the torso so it follows your body's movements for better support.
Perhaps the most important feature of cycling shorts is the chamois. This new insert, known as the equipeEVO_S7 comes in a distinctive black color. Further refinements include cutouts at the front known ad Krater Ventilation, for increased airflow helping to improve comfort on longer, hotter rides.
As one of the most technologically advanced chamois on the market, Assos' superiority comes from its extensive product testing and support of the sport's finest. The engineers began with an 8mm-thick memory foam material as its shock absorbing composition and ability to return to its original position throughout the pedal stroke provides comfort, whether it’s a recovery day or turning the pedals in anger. The Assos Waffle design makes an appearance with its perforated design working to increase breathability while shedding weight. Additionally, this dimpling, combined with the ultra-soft microfiber top sheet, effectively pulls moisture from within the layers below, which allows it to dry much quicker than the previous _s5 chamois. Once the chamois layup was up to their standards, the engineers began rethinking the way a traditional chamois is attached to the shorts. This led to a design called Golden Gate, which removes the stitching along both of the chamois' side panels, allowing for three-dimensional freedom of movement and a floating chamois of sorts. The reduction of seams helps further reduce friction and an anti-bacterial treatment is utilized to improve hygiene and reduce odors.
The Assos T Equipe Evo is available in seven sizes from X-Small to TIR and in the colors Black Silverfever, Nationalred, Blackseriesm, and Profblack.