Developed in conjunction with Assos' Werksmannschaft factory team riders over the past six years, the all new T. equipes7 Bib Shorts stand as a testament to the Swiss brand's dedication to race tuned perfection. So, to all who've ridden in the legendary FI. 13, these build from their proven platform. There are four new mission specific models of bib shorts within Assos' technical feature laden s7 lineup, with the T. equipe s7 aligning itself as the low volume race fit option. Six patents and nine innovations later, a new level of technological firepower has officially been unleashed on the world of cycling apparel design. The main Assos specific textile that makes up the paneling of the T. equipes7 bib shorts is called Type. 439. This fabric is used for the five low volume panels of the T. equipes7, as it's incredibly comfortable and supportive. The material provides exceptional breathability, and it rapidly transfers moisture to its quick drying outer surface. Additionally, this smooth fabric provides a moderately compressive hold, which, in turn, supports the muscle groups of the legs. As a result, these muscles are partially shielded from the fatigue inducing effects of muscle oscillation that are derivative of road vibration. Prototypes tested by Assos' very own Werksmannschaft the Assos factory team riders proved to Assos engineers that this exclusive textile provided the ideal blend of compressive support and low weight. And like the other fabrics composing the rest of the s7 bib shorts line, Type. 439 was finished with an iceColor application, which is similar to Coldblack cooling technology in that it effectively reduces surface temperature in dark fabrics. A cool, dry, and fresh feeling is the result, which complements your body's fully supported lower half. Assos engineered these bib shorts to provide a slightly asymmetrical compressive hold that stretches more around your body, rather than vertically. This tuned stretch works to firmly se...