Mille GT Half Short
Like with their bibbed brethren, Mille GT Half Short brings us a redesigned insert and graphics in the same
quality fit we love from Assos. Like its predecessor, the Mille GT is
the workhorse short from Assos, built for riding, training, and racing.
The Type.429 material, a durable fabric whose properties are a study
in apparent contradictions, is another element of the Mille GT 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.
Those already converted to Assos shorts’ comfort will notice a new
colorway to their proven chamois construction. The change in color, from
the amethyst purple to this basalt black, is an easy way to identify
the latest insert. The Mille S7 EVO features the same 8mm thick memory
foam with a 3D waffle upper, which increases airflow. The all-new
kraterCooler system furthers ventilation through the short, with small
perforations in the front of the insert to draw air through the foam.
Like the previous S7 insert, the Mille S7 EVO also has Assos’ patented
goldenGate construction, which interrupts the stitching along both of
the chamois' side panels, allowing a greater freedom of movement in this
sensitive, rotational area. To reduce friction even further, Assos
extends the chamois' thinly-padded sides over this short-to-chamois
junction, making the transition against your skin as smooth as possible.
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.
- Cycling shorts for endurance rides and long training days
- More forgiving waist fit adds comfort to performance
- Gently compressive Lycra for confident support and stretch
- AEPD fit wraps muscles rather than formlessly stretching
- Redesigned chamois adds cushion without undue bulk
- Elastic leg cuffs ensure fit without pinching
- Assos has long been the leader in cycling clothing innovation