The Liberty first entered the pro peloton in 2017 in a number of prototype iterations, each based on feedback from BMC Racing Team riders to satisfy what they saw as a gap in their clothing arsenal. After extensive testing, the EQUIPE RS Thermo Rain Jersey, also known as the Liberty, is available as our pro-spec, lightweight, waterproof jersey.
As denoted by its internal label, the Liberty is classified as a “rain thermo racing device.” We’ve stringently engineered it to be as watertight as necessary, as aerodynamic as possible, and as low volume as needed when performing at your maximum. Unlike conventional approaches to thermal rain jerseys, the Liberty relies on our non-porous Stratagon Light, which remains lightweight and able to perform even when wet. It’s no surprise to us that other World Tour teams have already expressed an interest in purchasing this product for their athletes.
ASSOS cycling specific body mapping has informed the precise placement of five textiles, 13 patterns, and 10 components, ensuring the jersey remains aerodynamic while also being immune to wind, rain, and low temperatures. Efforts to elevate the Liberty’s performance are evident in the considered rear ventilation slots, known as squamoVenTech; the reduction of the number of stitches to minimize the risk of water entering; the double, dual-direction zipper; the large reflective panel on the rear for visibility; three optimally positioned rear pockets lined with a breathable mesh; and taped seams.
The Liberty’s distinctive design is based on our latest intel: HI-AMtec (HeatInject - AccessMap). The left chest panel over the rider’s heart benefits from a layer of our Schloss Tex, thereby ensuring additional warmth and improved blood circulation by targeting the source directly. For ASSOS, this is aligned with our objective of reducing volume while riding—ensuring that riders are equipped for all conditions, without extra bulk when racing.
Stratagon Light: Windproof, water-resistant, and breathable material developed jointly with our fabric suppliers to meet our needs. Allows us to create highly effective and lightweight protective panels. Waterproofness >20MT, high breathability 35.000 GR/M2/24H inverted-cup method.
Schloss Tex: This purpose-created textile is our most lightweight and waterproof softshell. Stretchy, extremely comfortable, and highly packable, this 3-layer construction has excellent abrasion resistance and relies on a hydrophilic membrane. Waterproof >10MT. High breathability MVP 27.100 GR/M2/24H JIS L 1099 B-1:2006. On the Liberty it is deployed internally on the left side of the chest to retain warmth around the heart and promote blood circulation.
Reflex: Highly reflective rear panel for riding in low-light conditions.
squamoVenTech: Strategically positioned ventilation slots on the upper back.
racingFit: The Liberty exemplifies the ASSOS competence of tailoring cycling-specific, high performance apparel, using custom-made fabrics that have been engineered with the sole purpose of performance cycling in mind. Shaped to fit your body in the cycling position, it “clicks” into place and follows your movements thanks to the Aero Racing body-mapped performance.
Tech Sheen: Three optimally positioned, raw-cut taped rear pockets constructed with a waterproof material. Low volume and minimal risk of abrasion. Lined with Tech Sheen 3D mesh for added breathability and moisture management.
Cordura: Aerodynamic and waterproof, this fabric has been deployed on the collar.
Taped Seams: Deployed across the shoulders and the front zipper, these increase the watertight properties of the jacket.
Wide Elastic Hem: Added for stability and fit, with silicon grips to ensure a secure, race-tuned fit.
DWR: Treated with our Durable Water Repellent treatment to add one more level of insurance against the elements.
Double, Taped zipper: Slim, lightweight double zipper for individually adjusting to the conditions. Anti-pilling protector eliminates the risk of abrasion when in contact with bib shorts.
Raw Cut Edges: Now tailored with a more ergonomic cut than earlier prototypes, the ultrasonic bonding and raw-cut design ensures the sleeves and collar are ultrafast, comfortable, and able to withstand the elements.