ASSOS bib shorts are arguably the best cycling bib short on the market. Precise Swiss attention to detail, patented fabrics and cuts makes those that wear Assos bib understand why they are special. You definitely get what you pay for.
The whole focus of ASSOS Bib shorts is complete comfort. When you ride in ASSOS cycling bibs you can focus energy on your performance. The ASSOS cycling bib shorts are designed specifically for each kind of rider whether they are a woman or a man, a sprinter or a climber. They are also designed for each kind of riding environment so you can have a pair of bib shorts that not only fit your body but also protects you from all the elements whether it’s hot, cold or windy.
ASSOS bib shorts“merge” with your body, so it feels like a second skin. When compared to the previous generation of ASSOS cycling bib shorts, the ASSOS cycling bibs now have 25% less volume weight, 23% less pressure on the genital area, 35% extra breathable fabric and 18% more compression on the muscle zone. In ASSOS, you ride in comfort and you ride to win.
Proven over Time
The previous generation of ASSOS bib shorts lasted for seven years. ASSOS does not believe in creating a new bib short style unless there is proof that the new technology is 100% functional. The technology that ASSOS has introduced to the industry has been revolutionary. Through ASSOS fabric technology, the first elastic insert was introduced to the cycling bib short short—which has become a revolution in comfort. Ten years later, elastic inserts are now a a bib short industry standard.
What’s New with Assos Bibs?
An upgrade from the AEPD I (Advanced Ergonomic Pattern Design), the AEPD II is an improvement of the ASSOS bib short’s ability to fit and adhere to the body. The ASSOS Type A.430 compression fabric has more stretch and less compression than its predecessor. More stretch is what you need in a long distance cycling short, but it still doesn’t compromise on the performance.
Secondly, the ASSOS engineers refined ASSOS AEPD pattern design which has improved the ergonomic fit of the ASSOS bibs so the garments contour your body while in the riding position.To improve ergonomic fit, ASSOS designed a special panel at the front of the bib shorts so they don’t bunch up while you’re tucked in. Besides improving fit it also has less friction. To further ensure the Assos bib braces stay in place ASSOS has inserted an elastic microfiber mesh between the bib short braces. The mesh inserts which now cover most of your back on all versions of the Assos bibs increases evaporation, keeping you drier. ASSOS changed the old style of hiding the elastic gripper inside of the Bib shorts. They have added it to the leg to become a more visible feature which. This keeps it gripping but applies less pressure on the muscle. Now you have bib shorts that give you total freedom of movement while compressing your muscles and improving your recovery while on the bike.
Even Assos bib short chamois have been upgraded. The FI.13 semi-vertical insert is the shaped insert that has an anterior and posterior curved construction for the perfect, anatomical fit and less pressure on the genital area.
Some folks think Assos bib shorts are expensive. However, if you compare the comfort and long term durability of the bib shorts – On a per mile basis they can be the most economical.