T.équipe is our answer for those who want premium race performance in a bibshort. They are perfectly tailored to fit a fit racer's body type. A little more compression, a little snugger fit and a more anatomically shaped insert.
These are the preferred shorts of équipe exploit, the ASSOS Werksmannschaft.
WHEN TO USE?
They're the ideal equipment for frequent riders and racing.
Composition: 70% PA, 18% EA,12% PES
This very particular, minimal pattern design is the result of wind-tunnel testing conducted specifically for our aero chronosuit FENOMENO, which was engineered for use by the Swiss Cycling Federation at the London Olympic Games in 2012. Mod. Dep. & Patent Pending. Anatomical cycling shorts have never been constructed with such a small number of seams, until the S7 line.
Bib construction is no longer made of spandex like the shorts, it's a Y-shaped construction system on both the front and back which ensures that the unit stays in a perfectly wrinkle free and contoured position at all times.
Specifically developed elastic leg-grippers for ultra-light volume and an ideally calibrated stretch return which secures the pants firmly to the legs, without applying unnecessary pressure.
The Bib Stabilizer serves as an eyewear holder. Simply insert one pol between silicon stripe and bib.
Asymmetrical : Elastic : Module : Tech
This is a specifically calibrated textile with an asymmetrical elastic module. Combined with directional cutting, it supports muscle elongation and stabilizes movements.
In addition to A:E:M:T., the custom fabrics feature a higher percentage of spandex resulting in a stronger return stretch. This minimizes muscle fatigue due to road vibrations.
Antibacterial fiber treatment reduces the effects fabric aging and helps to prevent unpleasant odors.
Fabric treatment which reflects sunlight, hence reducing heat absorption to keep muscle temperature at a cooler, more stable, and optimal operational level.
Strongly improved abrasion resistance compared to _s5 shorts.
On generation _s2 FI.13, ASSOS first introduced "memory foam" technology for its shock absorbing foam pads. It means that the foam returns to its original form as soon as pressure is released. Therefore every time pedaling position is changes in the saddle by the rider's shifting weight, the foam "fills the gap".
A major breakthrough in the construction of high performance cyclewear is Golden Gate Technology. Before _s7, all cycling shorts inserts have been fastened (sewn or glued) to shorts all the way around. NOW, "Golden Gate" interrupts the sewing in the area "between the legs", creating 3 dimensional freedom of movement in the most sensitive areas. No seams, hence reduced friction - basically non existing. Patent protected! Be aware of imitations.
It's the ASSOS solution for the insert next-to-skin 3-layer fabric. First introduced on _s5 and now further perfected for _s7: Instead of using a monolithic linear foam as the middle layer, _s7 is equipped with a perforated foam. This has resulted in reduced weight and increased breathability. Be aware of imitations!