The race-tuned Equipe was the perfect platform for the Global Triathlon Network’s Team Bib Shorts, complete with a compressive fit, breathable textiles, and an anatomically shaped insert for steadfast comfort and support.
We applied our in-house-developed Type.439 Diadema textile to the main panels, as it's incredibly comfortable against the skin. With two different rates of four-way stretch, it also delivers a nice, compressive hold for a smooth, supportive wrap along the thighs. These panels were then cut to our aeroPatterningFenomeno1 design, which places just a single seam along the rear of the legs for a cleaner, more aerodynamic, construction.
For the insert, the esteemed Equipe relies on 8mm of memory foam and our patented elastic insert interface, which moves with your body, allowing it to sit in one place to follow your movements, reduce friction, and increase comfort.
S7 generation: The latest generation of ASSOS cycling shorts, employing technology and fabrics engineered over a 5-year period.
racingFit: A fit that is tighter and slightly more compressive than our alternative regularFit and comfortFit options. It may feel restrictive out of the riding position but feels like a second skin while riding, resulting in improved comfort and less drag.
Type.439 Diadema: A textile design created with our fabric suppliers to meet our demands of performance, comfort, and durability. Unique within the industry, the weave has two different rates of 4-way stretch, requiring great expertise to maximize the elasticity of the fabric on the cutting table.
aeroPatterningFenomeno1 design: Drawing on observations gleaned from our project to create the fastest skinsuit at the 2012 Olympics, this original design involves crafting the garment with a single seam that sits on the rear of your legs, causing the main fabric of the shorts to wrap around your thighs, providing a unique level of comfort and compression.
Y7 frame carrier bibTech: A bib redesign that involves using a wider cut of elastic for less pressure on your shoulders, resulting in less friction and more comfort.
équipe_S7 insert: Relying on 8mm of memory foam, this insert is nestled at the intersection between comfort and performance. Central to the fit is the patented elastic insert interface, which was invented by ASSOS and sees the insert move with your body, allowing it to sit in one place to follow your movements, reduce friction, and increase comfort.
ASSOS waffle: A unique 3-layer foam used in our inserts with perforations that make it light and highly breathable.
ASSOS goldenGate: A patented technology which augments the performance of the insert by allowing the most fluent movement with the body.
superFlat grippers: Ultra minimal grippers with optimal stretch return to secure the shorts in place without any excessive pressure.
iceColor: A fabric treatment that reflects sunlight and thus reduces heat absorption to keep muscles cooler.
odorControl: An antibacterial treatment that reduces unpleasant odors and improves durability.