Assos has once again pushed the bar higher when it comes to race-tuned cycling comfort. Their Equipe RS Bib Shorts S9 have been engineered from the ground up to ensure incredible fit, comfort and flexibility, tested at World Tour level.
Racing at the highest level puts extreme demands on riders and their kit, what with the hours of movement, changes of weather, climbing and descending, changes of the road surface and constant in and out of the saddle accelerations. This level of performance requirements has pushed Assos' engineers to create a host of new comfort-focused features which can meet and exceed the demands of even the harshest of race conditions. The result is the Equipe RS Bib Shorts S9 featuring A-Lock engineering and rollBar bib technology.
A-Lock engineering is all about using new fabrics and technologies to create a short with incredible stability and a seat insert that is perfectly positioned at all times. The start of this system is a new fabric, Type.441 textile. This is a fabric which has exceptional compression qualities and with its silk feel is incredibly comfortable against the skin. Not only that it's quick-wicking, anti-odour and durable, the perfect fabric for performance cycling.
Float like a Butterfly
The next phase of the A-Lock engineering system is significant advances in the panel and construction design, leading to incredibly stable shorts and seat insert. Firstly the panelling, the class-leading S7 shorts used a four-panel construction, whereas the S9 now features just two. The result of using just two panels is a reduction in seams leading to less weight and more comfort. Those two panels are then engineered into Assos' unique 'butterfly' panel design, snugly wrapping the legs and back to create a brand new ergoBox structure. This holds the insert securely in place for an incredible feeling of support and comfort no matter how intense your efforts.
rollBar Bib Design
The bib straps also get completely redesigned, with a brand new rollBar system for unrivalled support of the lower shorts section. The rollBar system acts just like an anti-sway bar in a car, the straps stabilising and securing the seat insert in place as you move. The straps are attached across the same seam as the insert, maintaining the perfect degree of tension as you transfer weight in and out of the saddle.
The bib straps themselves are a combination of highly elastic materials and a single piece in the back forming an A-frame which supports the shorts perfectly. In the front, the straps are made of a more flexible material, with an antibacterial carbon weave, to wick moisture and lay flat - the result is extremely lightweight straps you will barely notice.
Assos are one of the world's pioneers and specialists in producing high quality cycling clothes and accessories. They are located in a region of Switzerland that has maintained a long standing tradition in first class textile engineering. In the 1970's, Toni Maier-Moussa, founder and chairman of Assos accidently invented lycra cycling apparel, whilst trying to create the ultimate bicycle.
During the wind tunnel tests of the first ever carbon-fiber bike, Toni inadvertently found that lycra downhill ski racing suits had much less drag than the woolen-knitted cycling clothes of the time. To this day Assos firmly believe in total product competence, delivering optimum function and comfort, by researching and making its cycling apparel and accessories from the very best materials.
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