Better Fit, More Compression with New Assos Equipe RS Bibs

New textile and insert improves comfort and durability


Swiss brand Assos makes bibs that are legendary for their comfort and durability. These are the bibs you save up for.

These Equipe RS Schtradivari bibs are next level. You can spend half an hour just browsing the technical details, which include terms like ‘micro-shock damping’ and ‘omni-directional, body-mapped stability’; these miracles come to you courtesy of evocatively named materials such as ‘Type.911’, ‘Whirlkrater’ and ‘Goldengate 2.0’.

Or you can just take them out of the box, hold them up, and marvel at their almost otherworldly lightness and silkiness. Go on, put them on. The feeling is sensational – they fit like a second skin, and the material seems to move with your body without bunching or wrinkling.

These are bibs designed and produced for professional cyclists, and it shows. The fabric is abrasion-resistant and the seams are almost imperceptible. The raw-cut leg openings only have grippers on the underside – to save weight, and to protect the gripper part from sun damage. They’re also designed to dry in an instant, again to save weight, and they’re available in two leg lengths: ‘standard’, and ‘long’, which adds about 3cm.



R 6 874,99


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, allows a completely re-engineered cut, reducing the seam count and wrinkles while micro-adjusting fit across the legs and waist. It also eliminates 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 envelopes the rider’s body in omnidirectional, body-mapped stability. The new RS S11 insert is both softer against the body and more durable for washing, and it has an improved odour control treatment while maintaining its predecessor’s cooling airflow, micro-shock damping, and low-volume, lightweight profile.

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