ASSOS MILLE GTC KIESPANZER Bib Shorts C2
Product no.: 22.214.171.124
WHAT IT IS
From the compressive, all-day comfort of the fit to the high-wear fabrics and additional cargo space, these bib shorts check all the boxes for gravel and touring support.
WHY WE MADE IT
Gravel, touring, and bikepacking require more robust equipment. Frame, wheels, tires, clothing—none of a rider’s gear is exempt, so the KIESPANZER (or “Gravel Tank”) provides the requisite durability for the inevitable abuse of cycling beyond the tarmac. It’s also equipped with storage solutions for day-trip supplies or to supplement pack space and keep ride essentials readily accessible in pockets of high-stretch, extremely breathable 3-Mesh panels. Reflective stripes help ensure visibility on early departures, late returns, or those long dusks while pushing through the final miles to the next hotel or campsite.
WHEN/HOW TO USE IT
Gravel, touring, and even light trail duty—anytime you’re venturing beyond the tarmac or heading out on a multiday tour.
FEATURED FABRICS Type.429 wraps with a lightly compressive hold for a streamlined, breathable fit. When the gravel “road” becomes little more than a path and trail-side brush closes in, side panels of Bunny Hop add a barrier against abrasion that still stretches and compresses like a road specific textile courtesy of our woven, 50/50 polyamide and elastane blend.
C2 AEPD regularFit is based on our performance race models with a less aggressive, streamlined design and our standard leg length. Tuned for comfort in the saddle and mobility off the bike.
- X-frame: A-frame suspension inherited from the MILLE GTS bibs. Limits sag on the lower back for a confident fit that stabilizes the chamois and main body panel.
- Silicone Leg Grippers: A more robust, gravel-ready version of our Lycra leg and design that grips the thigh without bulky grip applique.
- Four Pocket System: Two triple-ramp thigh pockets securely stow ride essentials; two discreet rear pockets secure small items. Pull tabs—a solution we developed in response to rider feedback—facilitate easy access.
MILLE GTC C2 INSERT
- Shock-Absorb Damping Twin: MicroShock and FilterFoam constitute two layers and 19mm of gravel comfort. Irritation-reducing Thermoformed shaping and Odor Control Top Sheet Tex are invaluable while touring or bikepacking.
- goldenGate: The stitching pattern anchors the front and back but lets the insert’s body float, allowing the chamois to move with your body rather than against it.
- kraterCooler: Perforations in the chamois’ leading edge draw air across the insert to maintain cooling breathability on hot summer days.
- 3D Waffle: A patented, three-layer, perforated foam that increases breathability and eliminates excess weight.