Item # AAS009K
Assos T Equipe Evo Short - Men's $219.00
- Racing shorts refined with Assos' apparel experience
- Compressive fabrics comfortably support muscles
- Signature "click-on" fit disappears when you're in the saddle
- Free-floating chamois helps reduce friction against skin
- Fabric treated with Ice Color to promote cooling in hot conditions
- Lie-flat bibs spaced to eliminate gaps between body and straps
- Super Flat Grippers stretch keeping cuffs in place
- Assos once again redefines the cycling short
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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
The "Go To"
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I've got 3 pairs of Assos Equipe bibs, 2 of the Evo, and one of the S7. I've spent 10 hour days in them, and 1 hour trainer sessions. The only difference between the EVO and S7 is the chaimois is black and has more venting perforations at the front of the EVO. Otherwise they're the same bibs, the S7s are just offered in the black with the small pink band.
I'm 5'8", 145lbs and wear a medium. I've had small Assos bibs in the S5 line, and I'm sure the only difference is the amount of stretch/compression. The mediums don't move on me at all, and just fit right.
My favorite part of these bibs is the chamois. Its only 8mm think, but is plenty cushing, and doesn't pack down over the course of the ride. The "footprint" of it is much larger than most, extending more forward, and creating an "anotomic cup" shall we say, that keeps everything comfortably in one spot. I've had Castelli Free Aero bibs, and the Progetto X2 chamois is comfy, but it doesn't have that forward pocket, so the boys are just mashed up against your abdomen.
Bibs are one item where higher price does mean higher quality fit and features. I think the Equipe EVOs provide the best value for the dollar.
Assos quality approved
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Being my first pair of Assos bib shorts, I had some pretty high expectations -I would say I am satisfied overall. My first impression of the bib shorts was the quality and thickness of the materials. I own other bib shorts that are lighter in weight and thinner fabrics, but these keep you cool just fine in hot weather and have a cooling effect against a breeze. I like how the straps sit wide outside of your chest, moreso than most other bib straps which can cause comfort issues. In the riding position, Assos has proven their bottoms feel just right; No tension or irritation after a couple hours in the saddle. The chamois is great, it's soft, ventilated, and is plenty thick at 8mm surprisingly. At 5ft9 155, the Medium is a slightly big on me and doesn't quite fit as snug as I would like. The leg grippers would probably do their job better and not slide as much if there was more compression. That's the only reason I give them 4 stars. Other than that, I have no complaints and recommend these bib shorts for someone looking for one of the best they can find.
Worth the price of admission.
- Fit: True to size
There are rumors of riders in the pro peloton who aren't sponsored by Assos replacing the chamois in their team kit with Assos chamois. After riding with these it's easy to understand how that might be true.
Many have raved about Assos’ famous “click fit” and I’ll add my voice to that group. After putting them on and getting everything situated (more on that in a second), the shorts feel a little weird while standing or walking, but disappeared once in the riding position as one would expect. Straps that seemed like they might be a touch too short slid right into place and didn’t bite into my shoulders as I stretched into my cockpit. These shorts have a nice racing and supportive fit, though if you’re one who likes boa constrictor compression around your guns you might consider going down a size provided the rest of the shorts’ dimensions allow it. The torso is cut a little lower which eliminates compression on your diaphragm and makes things easier when nature comes calling. Sizing seems to be right on, though some might even consider going down a size.
And what about that chamois? With their “golden gate” allowing for some free movement, you’ll want to be certain that it’s centered when you put the shorts on. This isn’t that big a deal and usually happens “automagically” but check anyway. Once things are situated you’ll be comfortable and still have the support you want without being crushed like a department store mannequin. All shorts should be like this. The chamois cover is soft and padding is sufficient for long hours in the saddle without giving you the diaper-butt look. I’m looking at you PI. And the ventilation is excellent. In fact, my saddle has a cutout and I’m assuming I benefit from the ventilation more than those without a cutout. This might be something to consider in the early spring or late fall, but so far it’s been fantastic and I’m sure will be a god-send during the blistering days of summer.
The Assos brand name aside, features like this don’t come cheap. Depending on the shorts you normally buy they’ll be 1.5-2x plus the cost. But if you can swing it, they’ll make it hard, if not impossible, to go back to your other shorts.