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Assos Equipe RS Bib Shorts S9 National Red

The Assos Equipe RS Bib Shorts S9 are the latest version of the Assos Equipe short. They are built on entirely new platform that’™s been re-engineered from the ground up based on six years of technology development. The most distinctive feature of the new Equipe S9 shorts is the A-Frame bibs. This is a brand new bracing system to stabilize the shorts and secure the insert in place. The A-Frame bibs attach to the outside of the shorts rather than the inside and are attached at two points, just above the insert and at the waist. The result is that the insert stays in place when you are in the saddle, out of the saddle and anywhere in between. No shuffling about to get comfy when you sit back down. You’™ll be able to see the A-Frame bibs on the S9 shorts on the backs of pro riders this year. What’™s not as immediately obvious is the rest of the construction. The S9 uses just two panels of material to make the short. A primary ‘œbutterfly’ panel fully wrapping the legs and converging in the rear to form the new ergoBox structure. This design effectively frames the insert in place and provides you with an ultra-comfortable wrap on your legs using Type.441 textile, developed specifically for compressive hold and silky comfort. The insert in the Equipe S9 shorts is an evolution from the one used in the Equipe Evo. Assos have reduced the overall footprint to shed weight, employed superAir microShock foam with 3D waffle, incorporated kraterCooler system to increase airflow up front, and have taken additional measures to anchor the insert at the rear. The result? A lighter, better ventilated, more comfortable and more stable insert. Key Features A-Lock Engineering:S9 racingFit system comprising new textiles and technologies working in harmony to stabilize the shorts and secure the insert in place. Butterfly Pattern:The primary textile panel fully wrapping the lower back and legs, coming together in the rear. Fewer seams leads to a more uniform hold, less weight, and greater comfort. Type.441:A patented 40-guage warp knit, developed specifically for compressive hold and silky comfort. 200g/m2, UPF 50+, moisture wicking (idroFil fastDry), iceColor, odorControl, and extremely durable. rollBar:A patented bracing design that mimics a race car’™s anti-sway bar by using the bib straps to stabilize the insert and lock it in place as your weight transfers from left to right while cornering. ergoBox:A square pattern construction that effectively frames the insert in the back, boxing it in for added stability. Carbon Xbib:A single section of elastic material’”folded over on itself’”forming a supportive A-frame that delivers limited vertical stretch in the rear. Above the ‘œX’ junction, a more flexible material is employed, incorporating an antibacterial carbon weave, to wick moisture and lay flat in the front. zeroWaist:A raw-cut, tape-reinforced edge for the smoothest transition possible between the body and fabric panel. More comfort with less pressure. Ultralight Leg Grippers:A light silicon treatment woven into the leg bands, which reduces fabric bulk and secures the shorts in place without any excessive pressure. 30% Seam Reduction:Flatter seams throughout, with fewer overall, translates to more comfort and lower overall weight (180g). mod.Dep S9 Basalt:Antibacterial microfiber booster top sheet in 3D basalt colorway. Pays homage to the lava stone that gives us strength, stability, and courage. superAir microShock foam:A lightweight open cell foam with a shock absorbing composition that returns to its original position, filling the gap every time pedaling position is changed in the saddle through the shift of weight. 3D waffle:A patented, three-layer perforated foam that increases breathability and eliminates excess weight. Surface Reduction Design:Insert footprint reduced from previous Equipe Evo pattern to shed extra grams. goldenGate:A patented technology that interrupts the stitching along both of the insert’™s side panels, allowing a more three-dimensional freedom of movement in this sensitive, rotational area. Horizontal Stabilizer:a patented central stitch that secures the rear of the insert to the outer textile, eliminating shifting while pedaling out of the saddle. kraterCooler:System of small holes in the front of the insert that increases airflow so that your sensitive areas are kept cooler.