BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Type.441 is a gently compressive, silky smooth material that feels more abrasion-resistant than your typical bib short material because it is. It also actively cools while protecting against UV rays and resisting odor.
A-Lock Engineering is our S9 racingFit realized for bib shorts. Every fabric panel, strap, and stitch is engineered for stability and confident comfort. ASSOS shorts are legendary; this fit design is why.
Butterfly Pattern: The main textile panel wraps the lower back and legs, reducing seams and providing a more uniform compression across the shorts’ body.
Carbon Xbib: An A-frame bib that limits vertical stretch in the rear, ensuring a confident fit and stabilizing the chamois and main body panel.
Ultralight Leg Grippers: The leg bands feature a silicone treatment woven through the bands themselves, creating a secure hold without restriction or lumpy transitional ridges.
EQUIPE RS Insert: Antibacterial microfiber booster top sheet in 3D basalt colorway. Pays homage to the lava stone that gives us strength, stability, and courage.
goldenGate: A stitching pattern that anchors the front and back but lets the insert’s body float, allowing the insert to move with your body rather than against it.
superAir microShock foam: A light, shock-absorbing foam that springs back to its original shape, filling the gaps that open and close between body and insert during the pedal stroke.
kraterCooler: Perforations in the insert’s leading edge that draw air across the insert to maintain cooling breathability on hot summer days.