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Racing at the highest level puts extreme demands on riders and their kit, what with the hours of movement, changes of weather, climbing and descending, changes of the road surface and constant in and out of the saddle accelerations. This level of performance requirements has pushed Assos' engineers to create a host of new comfort-focused features which can meet and exceed the demands of even the harshest of race conditions. The result is the lightweight Equipe RSR Bib Shorts S9 featuring A-Lock engineering.
A-Lock engineering is all about using new fabrics and technologies to create a short with incredible stability and a seat insert that is perfectly positioned at all times. The start of this system is a new fabric, Type.701kompressor. This is a patented complex woven textile that uses ultrathin yarns which are extremely elastic, delivering a near-frictionless weave to provide you with luxurious comfort and incredible muscle support. It's akin to a second skin such is its fit, performance and flexibility. Pedaling has never felt easier.
Float like a Butterfly
The next phase of the A-Lock engineering system is significant advances in the panel and construction design, leading to incredibly stable shorts and seat insert. Firstly the paneling, the class-leading S7 shorts used a four-panel construction, whereas the S9 now features just two. The result of using just two panels is a reduction in seams leading to less weight and more comfort. Those two panels are then engineered into Assos' unique 'butterfly' panel design, snugly wrapping the legs and back to create a brand new ergoBox structure. This holds the insert securely in place for an incredible feeling of support and comfort no matter how intense your efforts.
The bib straps also get completely redesigned, a combination of highly elastic materials and a single piece in the back forming an A-frame which supports the shorts perfectly. In the front, the straps are made of a more flexible material, with an antibacterial carbon weave, to wick moisture and lay flat - the result are straps you will barely notice and with a reduction in weight and bulk even more freedom of movement.
At the heart of the S9 Shorts is the S9 insert, taking race-focused comfort to a whole new level. Assos use an incredibly soft antibacterial microfiber next to the skin and when combined with the kraterCooler ventilation holes at the front of the pad you're guaranteed all-day freshness. Next comes a 3D three-layer perforated waffle foam which both boosts breathability and reduces weight and bulk. Lastly, the superAir microShock foam core offers incredible shock absorption and memory return, it re-adapts to your body position every time you shift weight, leading to unrivaled support when in and out of the saddle. A pad designed for the rigors of the World Tour so you get the very best comfort possible.
In conclusion, Assos has once again redefined what high-performance race shorts are, pushing fabric and engineering technology to new levels. Their finest fitting and most comfortable shorts to date, letting you push your performance beyond your expectations.
|XS||S||M||L||XL||XLG (XXL)||TIR (XXXL)|
|A. Height||cm||160 - 170cm||168 - 175cm||173 - 181cm||180 - 187cm||185 - 189cm||+190cm||+190cm|
|Waist||cm||70 - 74cm||75 - 80cm||81 - 86cm||87 - 92cm||93 - 99cm||100 - 106cm||+107cm|
|XS||S||M||L||XL||XLG (XXL)||TIR (XXXL)|
|A. Height||ft||5′ 3″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 6″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 8″ - 5′ 111⁄2″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 11⁄2″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 21⁄2″||+6′ 3″||+6′ 3″|
|Waist||inches||271⁄2″ - 29″||291⁄2″ - 311⁄2″||317⁄8″ - 336⁄7″||341⁄4″ - 361⁄5″||363⁄5″ - 39″||393⁄8″ - 413⁄4″||+421⁄8″|
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