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Assos T.equipe_S7 Bib Shorts - Men's


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lean, mean, and ready to race.

Developed in conjunction with Assos' Werksmannschaft factory team riders over the past six years, the all-new T.equipe_s7 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.equipe_s7 bib shorts is called Type.439. This fabric is used for the five low-volume panels of the T.equipe_s7, 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 secure the shorts in place while down in the cycling position, feeling more dialed while sitting in the saddle than while standing upright. This feeling has long been known to Assos' devoted followers as the signature "click on" fit. This Advanced Ergonomic Pattern Design (AEPD) fit is ever-present with the _s7 line, and it's been further enhanced by its new Y7 bib strap design. While the _s5's straps were spot-on from a comfort perspective, this latest generation's straps have been moved outward in the front slightly for better support. For example, while positioned over the hoods or down in the drops, traditional bib straps generally create a gap away from the torso between the collarbone and upper hips. But by aligning the straps outward, more along the obliques, the straps hug the torso, mimicking the body's movements without any gap, regardless of on-the-bike positioning.

And now for the core of the T.equipe's technological dominance: the chamois. First, as with all of the _s7 collection, it wears the new amethyst color. According to Assos, this purple hue was chosen to pay homage to the clothing of Roman emperors, English monarchs, and members of Japanese aristocracy, as the historically-significant color highlights what it calls the "most technically advanced cycling shorts on Earth."

As one of the top-end chamois within the _s7 line, it received the bulk of Assos' technical innovations to emerge from its extensive product testing. The engineers began with an 8mm-thick memoryFoam material. This was first introduced with the venerable _s2 FI.13, as its shock absorbing composition returns to its original position, "filling the gap," every time pedaling position is changed in the saddle through the shift of weight. The memoryFoam features multiple layers, with its superAir and waffle composition making up the first two. This perforated design works to increase breathability and to shed weight. Additionally, this dimpling, combined with the ultra-soft microfiber top sheet, effectively pulls moisture from within the layers below, which allows it to dry much quicker than the previous _s5 chamois. Once Assos got the chamois layup to their standards, the engineers began rethinking the way a traditional chamois is attached to the shorts. This led them to what they are calling the "goldenGate," which involves interrupting the stitching along both of the chamois' side panels, allowing a more "three-dimensional" freedom of movement in this sensitive, rotational area. Additionally, because the seams are eliminated, friction is minimized even further. But if that weren't enough, Assos went ahead and extended the chamois' thinly-padded sides over this short-to-chamois junction, making the transition against your skin as smooth as possible.

The Assos T.equipe_s7 comes in a claimed weight of 168g, which is the second lightest of the four new shorts in the _s7 collection. The leg panels were finished off with new low-volume, calibrated-stretch superFlat grippers to keep the cuffs securely in place, and small Assos logos accent the shorts throughout. They are available in seven sizes from X-Small to TIR and in the color Black Volkanga.

Tech Specs

[paneling] Type.439 (70% polyamide, 18% elastane, 12% polyester)
race cut
Chamois Thickness:
8 mm
yes, Y7 frame carrier bibTech
Leg Gripper:
superFlat silicone
Actual Weight:
Black Volkanga, M: 175g
Recommended Use:
road cycling, racing
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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No Flatlock?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I'm disappointed that Assos doesn't use flatlock stitching on a short at this price point. I can't remember the last pair of shorts I bought that didn't use flatlock stitching on the legs. Its a shame as the shorts seem to be otherwise good. The pad seems one of the best and the fit is good.

Light, comfort, breathability

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I really like these. Compared to my Silverline Giodarna which I've had for over two year the chamois doesn't bunch, move or shrink (not yet at least). Swapped these for a pair of CRAFT bibs whose straps just scrapped the hell out of my nips.
These are super comfy, especially in Spring weather. I do wonder if they could be a little more breathable in the back

Avg. ride time: 5h 18m per week
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Size down?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

149 lb 6' 1"

Everyone I have been hearing says size down. I just received a L for myself, 29" waist, 149lb 6'1" and I will be trying a M or S. I size S for Castelli and Rapha; I found going by Assos's chart that I don't get much compression legs to the point where the material isn't stretching much at all, and the straps are giving very little compression. For a product that is race cut, I infer that I am a size or two too large. The front of the bibs as others have commented rides a bit low too.

Too early to give ride review but suggest sizing down compared to the size chart if you're in race shape.

Here's an update. I did get to try M and S sizes as well. Guess I'm going with my tried and true as M felt like an improvement but still felt a little loose. Leg elastic was still baconing a little.

S fits very similarly to my Rapha Classic Bibs and so it looks like I will keep this size. Get good compression all round.

The Best I ever had!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Specs: Male, 6' 3" 175 pounds
After 36 years in the saddle with such names like Pearl Izumi, Louis G and Castelli, I felt I owed it to myself with the Best: Giordana Forma Red Carbon and an Assos Equip. The perfect blend would be the ‘Red’ from the waist up, with the Assos from the waist down. No complaints, though. The straps totally disappear as they hug my base layer in place. Because I am not physically challenged, unlike the Assos, my bibs don’t dip below my belly button when I need a nature break.
In closing, I would highly recommend both these makes (same price, too!) if you plan days of 3+ hours in the saddle.

We are close in height and weight, what size bib fit you best?

Giordana Forma Red Carbon: XXL
Assos Equip: XLG

Ordered XLG and XL based on Robert C. review......I am also 6'3'' 175lbs. Keeping the XL, returning the XLG. The XLG were to large in waist area and moved around.....felt fine in legs but loose in waist/straps. Amazing shorts.....coming from performance brand these are like going from 9speed 105 to Dura Ace Di2.

I am 5'6 155lbs, not race type body. Should I get a M or L?

Best Answer

BLe, I am almost the same height and weight as you, with 32 waist. I have these in a medium and they are fine for me - also wear medium in just about everything except for Castelli bib tight which I wear a large. There is definitely a compression fit around the thighs, maybe a little more than the Giordana bibs that I alternatively wear. The chamois is great. As others have commented on, the straps may take a bit of getting used to as they may feel a little tight especially when standing and not on the bike.

Thanks Jonathan. I got the M, and yes it does fit well. As for Castelli, even the L Areo is somewhat tight, I wished I had an XL on that.

Don't let race cut prevent purchase

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great bib! I am 60+ and in reasonable shape but NOT a racer body like the pros. 6' and 185 but longer in the torso and a 36" waist. Size chart indicates a Large. Large size was comfortably snug in the legs and a nice overall fit except the pad was pulled up a bit too tight--presumably due to straps/torso length. So I tried an XL. XL was snug in the legs and overall fit was just like the L but a bit more comfortable with the pad. Also tried on the Cento but pad felt a bit thick.
The XL is nicely compressive but not too tight. The "pocket" in the front part of the pad makes this bib wonderful. I own several higher end bibs from other companies but nothing compares! Most comfortable bib I own---so nice I now own 3. Do yourself a favor and don't let the race cut description concern you. Just get these. You won't be sorry!

GREAT review, I am in, pulling the triggger 6'0" 165lbs long toso 34 waist going for the XL
thanks, Rick

Too thick pad, not progressive thickness

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Some aspects of this bib are great. Its very well made, nice wide straps that don't twist, and comfortable in the crotch with a bit more room than other bibs. That extra roominess up front, along with the padding, can give a bit of a bulging look though so be advised.

The real issue I had with this product though, and why I ended up returning it, is that the pad is just too thick, and also lacks a progressive design like the Castelli's I own. Basically on the Castelli the pad is thick under the sit bones but then tapers down thinner towards the edges. The Assos is nice and thick under the sit bones, but stays quite thick right til the edge, making it really noticeable when your sitting on the saddle on the hoods and you can feel part of your butt on the pad, part of it off. Its also noticeable on my hamstrings where I can feel the edge of the pad digging in. I much prefer a progressive thickness that prevents these issues.

Likewise, I find the really thick pad presses up on my soft tissue, even with a cut out saddle. There is a narrow channel right down the middle of the pad, which is well and good, but once sitting the two sides of the pad basically close in together so its like you've got the full thickness, 10mm I think, pressing right up on your soft tissue. I think some might not find this too big of deal, but if your sensitive in that area like I am, it could cause some discomfort. Basically is makes my cut out saddle feel like I'm on a traditional rounded saddle. Can't imagine what it would feel like on a saddle like a Regale...

Overall this is still a good quality product, but I was surprised to find that for me "less may be more" and I'll stick to something a little thinner.

My crotch felt a little better which was great, but everything else felt worse.

I'm 5"11 and 160lbs and ordered a large. Good overall fit around legs, nice compression and straps fit well.

The Equipe. I might of gotten the pad thickness mixed up with the Cento which I think its the 10mm, the Equipe is 8mm

I agree, I wish the chamois pad thickness was variable (less under the perineal area), but I think it is more of an issue with the much thicker chamois pad on the T. Cento model. Still... Assos bibshorts are awesome and I wear mine almost every time I ride.

Always the best from Assos!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have several Assos bibs and love them all. These are fantastic, they are true to size (6' and wear a large), cut is perfect, materials/workmanship top notch.

Good bib

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my 3rd pair of bib from Assos, the fit and comfort did not disappoint. I have other bibs from Specialized, Rapha, POC...etc..., this is the one I would wear if I go on a training or long ride, the others just doesn't fit as well. This particular version of the new S7 series seem to have just the right amount of compression that I was looking for, it is very supportive, the new strap design works equally well as before, just a different design, however the front of the bib does seem to be slightly lower than others. The only issue I have with this is the material, specially the location where my sit bone hits my saddle (Fizik Antares 00), which showed signs of wear after the first 30 mile ride. For comparison, my Rapha classic bib also showed signs of wear. POC's Essential Bib, however, didn't show any signs of wear until a few hundred miles. I am expecting this bib to last another year just like my last pair of Assos.

Avg. ride time: 5h 16m per week
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Fits well for tall (6'8") guy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm 6'8", 200 lb, and I've been pleased with the fit of the XLG. The legs fit snugly, even though my legs are thin. I've also been pleased with the comfort of the straps -- you hear tall guys talking about lengthening straps with extra fabric, but I've had zero issues with chafing, even on all-day rides. The chamois is more comfortable than your typical chamois, particularly on flat rides. However, when climbing, I don't find these bibs markedly more comfortable than a typical short, my "Assis" still kind of unhappy! The bibs are cut too low (IMO) in the front. Sure, it gives easy access at the Porta-Potty, but as a tall guy, one reason I got bibs was to be able to wear ill-fitting jerseys! My back gets pretty warm on hot days, but it's not prohibitive.

Great Bib Shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Received my first pair this week and rode with them for the first time this morning. Rode 50 miles. Outstanding bib shorts!! Felt like a second skin. The padding was great. The compression did not bother me in the least. If future rides are as good, I will certainly get a another pair. I'm 6' and 160 lbs and the large fit fine.

Avg. ride time: 1h per week
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almost perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

size may run a little bit small, I am about 185cm and have to order XL

How are these different from the neo pro bin shorts? It's hard to discern a difference based on the product description. Thanks.

Best Answer

I don't have the neopro but the major difference appears to be the chamois. T.Equipe gives a little more room for your 'pride and joy' while the neopro does not. Also, the neopro's construction is much simpler with three panels while the equipe is comprised of five. A minor detail is the color band on the left leg - neopro is black, equipe is fuschia/pink. Either way you can't go wrong with assos.

Love the bibs, need to size up.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Something about myself: I'm 6'2", 175lbs, with a 34" inseam. I ride ~10 hours a week, always hills, don't race, but keep up with my Cat 3 friends. I live east of Sacramento in the foothills of the Sierra and ride all year around.

Last year I purchased the XL and they fit pretty well, but were quite snug in the crotch and bib straps. I wore them too much to return so I ended up up trying to stretch the straps over a chair which also stretched out the front of the "package area" enough to be comfortable but not perfect.

After trying another brand (and getting a saddle sore) I decided to give Assos a try, but this time went for the XLG. The XLG is perfect. Basically, it is as snug as the XL, but just longer in the leg, groin and straps.

My recommendation is to buy 2 different sizes (maybe 3) and return the ones that don't fit. There is no better bib on the market!

Should have purchased a long time ago

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I should have made the investment into Assos a long time ago. The butt numbing and being uncomfortable for long rides has gone away. Love this bib

Third time and BETTER

    This is my third set of Assos bibbs and they just keep getting better and better. I finished the 80 mile test ride yesterday and my legs seemed to have a new retained life from the compression. There were absolutely no friction spots and you don't know just how it feels to end a ride with a "happy end."

    My respect and continuing support for an outstanding bib.

    Well worth the cost

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Cannot imagine a more comfortable, well-fitting bib short. This is my fourth pair of Assos bibs (two S5 Unos and one S5 Mille in advance of this purchase) and it compares most favorably to its predecessors in terms of its comfort on short jaunts and day-long rides. Admittedly this bib is costly. However its construction, fit and comfort really put it a notch or two above other upscale bibs (Castelli, Pearl Izumi) that I've owned over the years. In a nutshell it is the bib equivalent of flying First Class. Treat yourself to a pair. You won't regret it.

    I am 6' 4" and 210 lbs. and own a pair in the XLG size.

    I'm hooked

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is my first Assos bib, bought to use for 65-100 mile rides. I decided to try the equipe and did a 20-mile commute for my break-in. Got a little chafe on inner thigh and started to worry. With a 85-mile ride in 2 days I was looking at going back to my tried and true PI bib (which is fine but the chamois isn't fun after 60 miles). I decided to roll with it and got some Chamois Butt'r to lather both the chamois and my skin with. After the 85-miler, not even one hint of chaffing. The pad never let my sit-bones worry me and as the day wore on, the overall design of the bib never had me thinking about sweat or the heat. Everything stayed in place. The straps were fine, no issues; and the leg grippers never moved. I'm looking forward to more rides with the bib; it will be tough to not grab it every time out!

    With a few big 100+ rides coming in the next 2 months I am looking at the cento as well. For washing I just placed in washing machine on delicate with a touch of baby detergent and then hang dry. Do this after each use and you should have no issues (just avoid additional items with velcro or loose zippers).

    Avg. ride time: 3h 54m per week
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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got these june 2014 .... Just get it and you will never stop riding your bike. The way they fit is just incredible. Hard to explain.When you put them on you feel like you are ready for a ( long and hard ) ride. Ones you put them on , You will have a big smile.They grip your leg so gentle thanks to outstanding finish . Washing is so easy... ( hand wash only ) .Compressing is just amazing. Your legs will send you big thanks. Extremely comfortable and lightweight. Those will push you to ride more and more . You private area stay in one place so you don't have to worry " adjusting " all the time. Iam 6 feet and 175 . I got XL size. Fits-click perfect. Just buy it

    The Best I've owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What a relief- the fit (extra room where it counts), the fabric fits in all the right directions. Of all the bibs I used over twenty-eight years on road bikes, the Assos are a short I can say hit five stars in all ways. I will never buy any other short again. I'm 5'7", 140 and the medium are perfect.