Why We Like The ASSOS TRAIL TACTICA Liner Bib Shorts HP T3
The ASSOS TRAIL TACTICA Liner Bib Shorts HP T3 take design hints from their Gearhead-favorite road bibs and turn them into a pair of bib shorts that are lightweight and breathable enough to go under our baggies on trail rides. The Polstar fabric is composed of a cooling, stretchy mesh and hydrophilic treatment to speed up moisture wicking, so we stay cool and dry all ride long. The new Off-Road HP T3 chamois helps absorb trail chatter and reduce irritation, while the removable ImpactorTec T3 hip pads give us some extra cushion for the occasional crash.
- Ultra-breathable liner bib shorts for high-speed trail rides
- Polstar fabric actively helps cool us down while we ride
- zeroPressure waist construction eliminates bunching and pinching
- Three back cargo pockets store everything from gels to tools
- Removable ImpactorTec T3 hip pads protect from trail tumbles
- Ultralight leg grippers ensure our liners stay put in rough terrain
- Item #AASZ08L
- 58% nylon, 22% elastane, 20% polyester
- Off-Road HP T3
- Chamois Thickness
- 3 back
- bib, zeroPressure elastic
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
- cross-country, enduro, gravel, trail
4.5 based on 3 ratings
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September 26, 2023
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit, comfort and finish of the bids and of the chamois is great , as you would expect if you are familiar with ASSOS (probably from road biking). The very nice airy mesh keeps you cool when wearing liner + baggy shorts. Fantastic padding on the upper thighs (greater trochanter): large coverage, removable, well vented and thin, super flexible and comfortable, but still CE rated impact protection, so you know it will actually do something. This protection pad (HP T3) is much better than the older style used in the ‘plain’ liner shorts/bibs. There is ZERO reason not to wear thigh protection with these. Storage pockets are another near must have for me, since my bike has in frame storage and a toptube bag, so a really don’t need a pack, just a few pockets on the longest days. The one big miss, not unique to Assos, but to all padded shorts/bibs: NO PADDING ON THE HIP BONE (iliac crest) ! Similarly, a protection pad over the sacrum would also be very useful. With a pad this flexible, vented and thin, adding some of that would complete coverage of your mid body, with no downsides. Plus, if you didn’t want it, you could always remove it.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
August 9, 2023
- Size Bought:
- 6' 1"
I'm not sure which they put a seam in the front center. I wish they would use the chamois and Koo Koo penthouse from the Cento in these. I do like them, but they could be better.
July 5, 2023
Top tier Roadie bibs for shredding
- I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought:
Assos is well known for its road kit. Many people consider them to have the best chamois on the market and they put a huge emphasis on the technical features of their products. Assos poured all of that knowledge and experience into making a liner bib ready for getting rowdy in the dirt and it shows. The fit is a little more relaxed than the typical compression you get from their road bibs and shorts. But the construction and fit do a great job of keeping the chamois in the right spot no matter how much you're moving around on the bike. The chamois feels just like the one used on their Equipe RS bibs. Super breathable, supportive, and keeps you going for long days on the trail. Paired with the mesh construction of the shorts, these liner bibs feel airy underneath my shell shorts. The added pockets on the lower back are nice if you're wearing a Tech-T to give you a place for some nutrition and minimal trail tools. I don't end up using them, but the tabs on the pockets make the openings easy to find if you need them. The last thing I love about these is the added hip protection. The pads aren't felt at all on the ride but are just enough to protect you when taking an unexpected dive into the dirt. I personally *tested* this feature yesterday. :P The leg grippers also work well with helping keep knee pads in place. So, let it be known, Assos is not just for the road set. They knocked it out of the park on these trail liner bibs!
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