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Description

Six years in the making.

Assos' engineers worked with their Werksmannschaft factory team riders over the past six years to develop the all-new T.cento_s7 Bib Shorts. These stand as a testament to the Swiss brand's dedication to fit and function perfection, as they are the next generation of the proven FI.Mille. There are four new "mission-specific" models of bib shorts within Assos' technical-feature-laden _s7 lineup, with the T.cento _s7 aligning itself as the long distance, comfort-oriented option. The next level of Assos bib short innovation has officially arrived.

The main Assos-specific textile that makes up the paneling of the T.cento_s7 bib shorts is called Type.439. This fabric is used for the panels of the T.cento_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.

Countless prototypes tested by Assos' very own Werksmannschaft (the Assos factory team) riders proved to Assos engineers that this exclusive textile provides the ideal blend of compressive support and low weight. And like the other fabrics constituting 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.

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.

Now for the heart of the T.cento's technological dominance: the chamois. While we're always reluctant to use the phrase "game changer" in anything we describe, the research and development of the chamois might just warrant an exception. Assos is calling it the "kuKuPenthouse." Yes, that is the name, and we'll get to its meaning momentarily. But 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 the top-tier chamois within the _s7 line, the kuKuPenthouse received every one of the new technical innovations to emerge from Assos' extensive product testing. The engineers began with a 10mm-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 bonded its lightly-padded anatomical side flaps over this short-to-chamois junction, making the transition against your skin as smooth as possible.

And while the aforementioned is impressive, the true magic of this chamois is located at the front, as Assos removed the section of padding where a male cyclist's genitals would normally contact the chamois. In place of the padding is a soft, brushed microfiber layer, which creates a "nest," or cradle in which the genitals are comfortably supported, free of the chamois' foam padding. This is where the kuKuPenthouse name is derived, which is truly a first in chamois construction. Pressure is thus eliminated in this area, and ventilation is increased substantially compared to a traditional chamois. The overall chamois design was then finished off with a "rearTerminal" at the back—where the chamois' rear portion meets the lower back fabric panel—by fitting a smooth layer of durable and wicking microfiber in this high-stress moisture collection zone.

The Assos T.cento_s7 comes in a claimed weight of 185g. 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.

  • Long-distance/endurance bibs from The Cycling Shorts Company
  • More accommodating fit than Assos' race-fit bib shorts
  • Gently compressive material laid-out in an inimitable pattern
  • Free-floating chamois moves with you rather than against you
  • The playfully christened kuKuPenthouse adds men-specific comfort
  • Since the brand was launched, Assos has enjoyed clandestine popularity throughout the peloton
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Material
[paneling] Type.439 (73% polyamide/nylon, 17% Elastane, 10% polyester)
Fit
form-fitting
Chamois Thickness
10 mm
Bib
yes, Y7 frame carrier bibTech
Leg Gripper
superFlat silicone
Recommended Use
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
limited
Size

Assos

Men's Apparel
Shorts
 XSSMLXLXLGTIR
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
Tops
 XSSMLXLXLGTIR
Arm Warmers0III 
Chest

35.4in

(90cm)

37.8in

(96cm)

39.4in

(100cm)

40.2in

(102cm)

43.3in

(110cm)

45.7in

(116cm)

46.5in+

(118cm+)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure around the widest part of your chest.

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First Impressions after 2 rides

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

Seems to be of Good Quality. Fabric holds shape well throughout ride. Runs small compared to my other 8 pair of bibs. (I wear XL, wears more like a L). Chamois seems well made and first rides have been comfortable. Nice wide band around thighs, fits tighter than most bibs, but not uncomfortable - bibs stay in place.

Great fit and amazing comfort

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Just tested on a short 24km hilly ride using my classic steel bike with a new Brooks saddle (230km). Seated for 99% of the ride and no discomfort (actually never even thought about the bibs while riding) or need for "adjustment" of bibs. Early analysis: most comfy bibs I own. Slightly shorter than my other Assos or Q36.5 bibs but no big deal.

Avg. ride time: 3h 47m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

True Story

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Not my story, but 2 years ago my uncle reached out to me. He needed another pair of Bib Shorts so that he would have an adequate rotation during a big charity ride for fallen officers. The ride is like 14 days long and they do about 100 miles per day, I explained to him that the best shorts we sell for that kind of riding was the Assos Cento short. It took some prodding because these were easily more than double what he had ever spent on bibs in the past. After the tour, his wife let me know that he loved the shorts so much that he hand washed them in the sink every night and wore them every day of the ride.
Now for my own personal experience, I own three pairs of Assos shorts including the Cento and they are fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Yes, they are expensive, but they truly are worth every penny.
It is worth noting that the inseam is shorter on the Cento than on any other model of Assos shorts.

Be careful on Sizing but worth it!!

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

These shorts are absolutely excellent and well worth every penny. I am a true Clydesdale and need a bike short that would be comfortable on the long rides and long hours in the saddle. The sizing chart only goes by height I believe. Don't be fooled. Go by your weight. If you are bigger get the bigger size. I went by my height and got a size that was waaaaay to small. But the return process was easy and I was able to exchange it for a bigger size so kudos to CC for helping me out with that. The fit of the shorts are amazing and they feel unbelievably sturdy and well built. The chamios though just wow... Its like sitting on a cloud. Because of their golden gate tech with the chamios it moves with your body instead of moving with the rest of the bib shorts. It is truly amazing. It was so amazing I immediately ordered another pair. If you have the money and want a truly exceptional pair of kit then look no further. Worth every penny!! I ride 8-10 hours a week.

Game changer

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

Assos is way beyond its competitors, these bibs are on another level, quaility is amazing and comfort well you wont find anything like these. In terms of sizing just follow the chart

Awesome bib shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These bib shorts are definitely the best I've owned. I can now do the long rides without feeling the pain. I just bought a second pair. Obviously they are on the pricey end, but definitely worth it if you are riding frequently.

I bought a second pair as well. Pair these with Assos chamois butter for all day comfort.

I exclusively wear these bibs unless I need to wear my club kit. Bought size M and fit is true to size- I am ~5'8", 165 lbs, 31 waist

The right feel

  • Size Bought: M

I purchased the Equipe S7 and the Cento S7 together and I am very impressed with both. As the Cento is a more race fit - more snug, with a slight heartier feel and very streamline fit to the body, the Equipe is slightly more relaxed and extremely comfortable for long days - given i can fit into a large in both but ride in mediums by choice because I prefer a snug fit. The Cento S7 is simply top quality. Another killer feature in all Assos is the fabric of the bib straps. All seamless and lay quite well, proving to be comfortable for hours on end. I feel these will last quite some time and I am very please with how they fit and feel.

Review sounds backward based on Assos description of the bibshorts. T.Cento S7 is supposed to be less compression and more padded compared to race fit T.Equip S7?

Best Bib!

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

I bought here in CC Giordana Forma Red, three different pairs, I thought it will be difficult to find better bib until I bought this bibs, really confortable, light for long rides and keep me dry in really hot conditions (Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Tulum......)

T.cento - Long ride happiness

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

I’ve been putting off upgrading to great bibs for a while but I knew it had to happen. I went for the best and these did not disappoint. Excellent materials and construction. The chamois is very comfortable. These fit my legs and body well. The front pouch is luxe.

Even though I have long legs, I was ok with the length hitting me just below mid-thigh. They stayed in place no problem.

I went on the smaller size of my M-L size range due to the T.cento being cut a little more comfortably. The medium is perfectly snug.

Two long rides in. Great bibs.

Avg. ride time: 9h 10m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Chafing short shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: XL

Came in a really fancy box.. which probably took $10 to produce. The chamois is thicker than any bib's I've owned, borderline comical butt pads. These bibs did not get a break in ride, first wear was the dk200. They fit true to size in sholders but the length of the shorts is shorter than normal. The jumbo butt pads didn't seem to help much and when I finished the ride the stitching that goes around the thigh is very coarse and chafed my legs bad. Will review again at 1k miles.

very fragile fabrics

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

After less than 2.000km during 7 months , I got a big hole under the chamois. I always hand wash my shorts and take good care of them.

I'd let Assos and CP know. I never had a problem with any Assos product's longevity - and I own a lot of Assos. They will stand by their products.

Awesome Bibs!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

One of the CC staff recommended that I try these bibs. I asked for "the best, no matter the cost." The bibs came to my home very fast and I put them through their paces on a few very HOT rides. I immediately loved the feel of the fabric, the look, and the fit. The straps actually hug your torso in racing position. The chamois is bar none the best I have felt on my bottom. Sometimes you have to pay the bucks to get quality like this. I have tried all the other big name brands over the years, and these are keepers for sure. Make a great investment and BUY these bibs!

It is a sad day.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

My 4 1/2 year old, 13,000+ mile T.cento bib shorts have finally given up the ghost. Well, not entirely. But the padded strip that protects the backside against the seam that joins the "wings" to the chamois has come unbound. These were my favorite bibs. They did Dirty Kanza and, when I got off the bike, my backside was the only part of me that didn't hurt. Nobody makes bibs better than these! But . . . there's a silver lining on this cloud. I bought the bibs in January 2014 for $399. Today, Competitive Cyclist has NEW ones listed for $299! Still expensive, but worth every penny!

Another great Assos Bib

  • Fit: True to size

Ive used Assos since 2003 and ive never been disappointed. In fact i still have a pair from then that i still use. The latest iteration are superb as well. I usually save this pair for my rides over 50 miles and they perform great. Not to tight, very comfortable. And the kukupenthouse is great, though my wife says they should have called it the “cockpit”.

Chamois not holding up

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: XL

These are my favorite bib shorts but I'm rather disappointed that the material covering the chamois is wearing out prematurely. Small holes are appearing in the fabric. I always hand wash all of my bib shorts and jerseys with Assos Active Wear Cleanser. All my other Assos shorts are holding up very well. But these are not going to last a full year.

Simply the best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

It’s easy to assume that one product is pretty much the same as another but Assos is simply better. When you buy the product, there is a small booklet that explains some of the reasons why it’s better but anybody could write that kind of brochure. I find the comfort is well beyond any other bib shirts that I’ve ever worn. If I’m just going for a short ride, I use one of my others but anything that has me in the saddle for a period of time warrants Assos.

Perfect.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Best bibs I've ever worn. I honestly can't fault them from a materials, fit, or aesthetic standpoint. They're not cheap, but I would class bibs in the 'you don't wanna skimp here' category. Please let me know if you have any questions about sizing. You can reach me at jdraper@backcountry.com.

WHY??

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Absolutely the most comfortable bibs I have ever used. They really shortened the length of the inseam, hits about mid thigh. They look absolutely RIDICULOUS.

Agree. Comfortable, too short, and look ridiculous.

Assos uberalis 5-8 175

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

10mm pad works well with Sworks power saddle. I went for two pair in large and I am very comfortable in the size but am going to try a pair in medium for a more compressive summer fit The large was purchased for winter riding around Sacramento ca with base layers. unprecedented quality

Worth every penny

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

Have 3 rides on these bibs all in the 60 plus mile range the shorts fit well and the chamois is the best yet.