Fit has always been key to Assos' appeal, with the Swiss brand going to great lengths in order to ensure that its shorts and jerseys "click-on" once you're situated in the saddle. Given that insistence on perfectly body-hugging harmony, the H.rallycargoShorts_S7 may seem out of character. After all, they're baggies, and Assos' off-road gear has, to this point, been every bit as form-fitting as its road shorts—all of which is a laborious, round-about way to noting that the H.rallycargoShorts are more like a semi-baggy than a proper baggy fit.
The front panel is designed based on the paneling in Assos' S7 road shorts. Though it's not as form-fitting, it does closely follow your body in order to reduce catching the saddle nose or place a bunch of unnecessary material between you, the saddle, and—ultimately—the trail. The material is the same as used in the tight T.rallyShort, too, so it stretches to reduce restriction while pedaling up a climb or throwing the bike around in chunky terrain.
The shorts are equipped with mesh in order to manage internal moisture, but that additional material doesn't add bulk, so they still pair perfectly with the H.rallyBoxer. Excluding that mesh and the front panel, the shorts are made entirely from Type 498 fabric, a material that repels water, dries fast, and is built for longevity in the face of daily trail abuse. Fit is dial-able through the inclusion of waist and leg zippers, and Assos itself describes that fit as "casual." We suggest that's a bit of a miss-categorization, though, as the S7 DNA evident throughout the fit and design means that they're anything but casual.
- Mountain bike baggies from "the cycling shorts company"
- Design blends S7 fit with trail-ready durability
- Water-repellent main fabric dries fast on damp trails
- Fit adjustable with leg and waist zippers
- Zippered thigh pocket secures small essentials
- Designed for use with the H.rallyBoxer_S7
- Assos goes all-in for all-mountain riding with its first baggy short
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|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|
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around the widest part of your chest.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
These are my new favorite mountain bike short. They're lightweight, durable and very comfortable. I slide these on over the T.Rally bib short quite often, but I also wear these with any of my other liners as well. The elastic waist band is very comfortable and fit perfectly without any pinch-points.
If I had to find one negative thing... I'd say that these could use one more pocket. However, for a mountain biking short, they're pretty darn close to perfect!