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Like with their bibbed brethren, the bib-free H.milleshorts_s7 Shorts showcase Assos' goldenGate construction method, which may be our favorite recent advancement in cycling shorts' technology. GoldenGate involves attaching the chamois at the front and rear, leaving the sides free to float so the chamois moves with your body instead of against it. This effectively relocates friction from the skin/chamois interface to the chamois/shorts, all but eliminating friction. We're starting to see this feature crop up in other manufacturers' lines but — true to the precedent of history — Assos did it first and continues to do it better.

The Type.429 material, a durable fabric whose properties are a study in apparent contradictions, is another element of the H.milleshorts that has enjoyed flattering imitation. It combines a low-volume with moderately compressive supportive to keep both weight and muscle fatigue to a minimum. It also enjoys the durability of a ripstop material but with breathability, moisture management, and a comfortable touch that belies its hard-wearing nature.

The shorts are cut to accommodate a regular, athletic build and — given that this is Assos — you won't be surprised to learn that the shape is engineered so they fit best when you're in the saddle. While we can't speak for every cyclist, not all of us at Competitive are built like the rail-thin, razor-elbowed climbers of the pro peloton. The mille fit means that the shorts conform to our body with a gently compressive, second-skin fit instead of squeezing and pinching our legs into bulging shapes that range from unflattering to uncomfortable.

The leg and waistbands continue this theme of fitting your body instead of forcing your body to fit the shorts. The legs terminate in low-volume superFlat grip bands to keep the cuffs securely in place, and the waistband uses gentle compression and a wide footprint to ensure coverage without adding pressure and restriction to your stomach.

The lack of bibs mean that the H.milleshorts are able to transcend the barriers of warm-weather imposed on other shorts. They're useful as a base layer when temperatures and precipitation start falling, because you can wear them beneath bib tights without adding undue bulk or interfering with your torso layering strategy. When the weather heads south, you won't be stuck with a terry-cloth winter chamois. Considering that Assos is known as "the shorts company" for a reason, that's a welcome revelation.

The H.milleshorts_s7 incorporate the amethyst chamois found throughout Assos' line in kit like the T.neoPro_s7 bib shorts. At its heart is the same 8mm-thick memoryFoam material first introduced in the venerable _s2 FI.13. This material exhibits remarkable return properties, so it quickly returns to its original position after deformation, essentially filling the gaps that your pedal stroke produces while your weight shifts throughout the pedaling motion. As you can imagine, the free-floating, goldenGate design also facilitates this action, which keeps contact constant to avoid chafing. The superAir and waffle construction of memoryFoam's first two layers warrant special attention, as they increase breathability and shed weight through negative space. It also effectively increase's the material's surface area, transporting moisture away from your skin to accelerate drying.

Tech Specs

Type.429 (70% polyamide, 18% elastane, 12% polyester)
AEPD comfortFit
Chamois Thickness:
8 mm
Leg Gripper:
superFlat silicone
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart


Men's Apparel
Leg & Knee Warmers 0 I II
Height 4ft 11in - 5ft 2in
(150 - 159cm)
5ft 3in - 5ft 6in
(160 - 169cm)
5ft 7in - 5ft 10in
(170 - 179cm)
5ft 11in - 6ft 1in
(180 - 185cm)
6ft 1in - 6ft 3in
(186 - 190cm)
6ft 3in - 6ft 5in+
(191 - 195cm+)
XLG but wider
Arm Warmers 0 I II
Chest 35.4in
46.5+ in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure around the widest part of your chest.

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Assos Milleshorts

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are the most comfortable cycling shorts I have ever worn. Great fit. I can sit in the saddle much longer when I'm wearing these shorts compared to Castelli shorts.

I have a size 38 inch waist. What size mens ASSOS H.MILLESHORTS_S7 SHORTS should I order? Is is unclear in the sizing chart.
Vito Pagano

I'm w36 and the size L fits me perfect. So for w38, I'd say the "XL." Or check with a customer service rep.

Assos Riding Shorts

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

Very comfortable riding shorts. I had previously bought a pair of riding shorts at Trek that I had to return because of extreme discomfort. These Assos riding shorts have proven to be very comfortable. I have even purchased a second pair of Assos bib shorts.

Assos liners

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Med

These are the best in the business. No close seconds. Add the correct 'butter' of choice and go all day. My others, insert any brand here, all ran out of comfort at 3-4 hours no matter how much lube was used. If I have used up my liners and have a different model I do shorter rides...