Next-Gen ASSOS Shorts Have Arrived! Unboxing & Review at Maison du Velo
WHAT ARE THEY?
The next generation of their flagship WorldTour bib shorts, re-engineered with lower weight, increased cooling breathability, and more comfortable, body-wrapping compression from waist to raw-cut leg openings. Available in standard or long (+3cm) leg length.
BEHIND THE PRODUCT
The critical updates to the new EQUIPE RS shorts are a new textile and a new insert. The new textile, Type.911, allowed us to completely reengineer the cut, reducing the seam count and wrinkles while micro-adjusting fit across the legs and waist. It also let us eliminate the rollBar bib strap design, because Type.911 is more elastic and more compressive than the Type.411 used on the previous generation. Rather than merely suspended from bib straps, the S11 shorts envelope the rider’s body in omnidirectional, body-mapped stability. The new RS S11 insert’s top sheet is both softer against the body and more durable for washing, and it has an improved odor control treatment while maintaining its predecessor’s cooling airflow, micro-shock damping, and low-volume, lightweight profile.
WHEN/HOW TO USE IT
For the RS Summer 1/3 system, pair with the EQUIPE RS Jersey S11 for high-intensity riding in hot conditions.