Developed with input from BMC Racing Team riders, the latest iteration of the T. Equipe Bib Shorts takes aim at enhancing breathability and comfort using a specific sewing pattern and new elastic leg band material.
The race-tuned Equipe Bib Shorts continue to be the choice of BMC Racing Team riders during the hardest stage races for good reason, leaning on their compressive fit, breathable textiles, and anatomically shaped insert for steadfast comfort and support. The riders’ race-driven feedback is arguably one of the best measures of real-world equipment needs, and for this 2018 iteration we made several updates per their requests.
The first modification takes place along the lower back panel, where we’ve removed the central seam in favor of a single arced panel. Not only does this give us ample real estate for sponsors’ logos, but it also creates a clean compressive wrap along the skin just above the back of the insert.
The second key update to the shorts addresses the elastic leg bands. BMC Racing Team riders told us that during the longest, hottest days, this region of the shorts became noticeably hotter and less breathable than the Type.439 Diadema textile directly above it. Our new team-issue shorts now receive a lighter, more breathable material here, which still provides the same lauded hold along the cuff, courtesy of our calibrated-stretch superFlat grippers.
S7 generation: The latest generation of ASSOS cycling shorts, employing technology and fabrics engineered over a 5-year period. racingFit: A fit that is tighter and slightly more compressive than our alternative regularFit and comfortFit options. It may feel restrictive out of the riding position but feels like a second skin while riding, resulting in improved comfort and less drag. Type.439 Diadema: A textile design created with our fabric suppliers to meet our demands of performance, comfort, and durability. Unique within the industry, the weave has two different rates of 4-way stretch, requiring great expertise to maximize the elasticity of the fabric on the cutting table. aeroPatterningFenomeno1 design: Drawing on observations gleaned from our project to create the fastest skinsuit at the 2012 Olympics, this original design involves crafting the garment with a single seam that sits on the rear of your legs, causing the main fabric of the shorts to wrap around your thighs, providing a unique level of comfort and compression. Y7 frame carrier bibTech: A bib redesign that involves using a wider cut of elastic for less pressure on your shoulders, resulting in less friction and more comfort. équipe_S7 insert: Relying on 8mm of memory foam, this insert is nestled at the intersection between comfort and performance. Central to the fit is the patented elastic insert interface, which was invented by ASSOS and sees the insert move with your body, allowing it to sit in one place to follow your movements, reduce friction, and increase comfort. ASSOS waffle: A unique 3-layer foam used in our inserts with perforations that make it light and highly breathable. ASSOS goldenGate: A patented technology which augments the performance of the insert by allowing the most fluent movement with the body. superFlat grippers: Ultra minimal grippers with optimal stretch return to secure the shorts in place without any excessive pressure. iceColor: A fabric treatment that reflects sunlight and thus reduces heat absorption to keep muscles cooler. odorControl: An antibacterial treatment that reduces unpleasant odors and improves durability.
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- Item must be identical (Year, Model, Colour, Size, New).
- Item must be in-stock with the competitor at the time of price matching.
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Our Standard service uses Royal Mail 48 Signature. With our Standard service orders should take 1-2 working days to process and 2-3 days to arrive for most of the UK mainland. Delivery times may be extended depending on where you live. A signature will be required upon delivery. Prices vary according to basket size. Some low value items will be sent out with Royal Mail 48 and will not require a signature upon delivery.
We also offer a Royal Mail 1st Class Delivery service. Orders take the same time to be dispatched but will be sent with Royal Mail 24 Signature and delivery is usually 1-2 days within the UK mainland.
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Orders may be upgraded automatically to our DPD service depending on weight and value of an order.
For international delivery we use Royal Mail or DPD. Prices will depend on your basket size and postage destination.
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We have a Royal Mail and DPD service for international orders.
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USA, Canada and Europe
South America, Asia, the Middle East and India
Africa and Oceania
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Effective from March 10th 2016, United States Customs and Border Protection has raised the import de minimis limit from $200 to $800. This is the value of a shipment of merchandise, imported by one person on one day, that may be imported free of duties and taxes and without the need of a customs declaration.
Cycle to Work (Only Available In The UK)
Buying your bike, cycle clothing and accessories through the Cycle to Work scheme can save you up to 42% of the cost…that’s a huge saving! Further still, you pay nothing up front and can spread the cost of your new bike and/or kit in equal monthly instalments which is automatically deducted from your salary before income tax and National Insurance contributions.
“The cycle to work scheme is fantastic, saving you money whilst supporting a healthier lifestyle. Fresh air and physical activity are proven to improve health and mental well-being, and of course also helps to reduce our carbon footprint. Convert the time you lose commuting every day into exercise time.” Alistair Brownlee MBE
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