It’s Magic! The new S5 generation of the Assos long legged bib tights for cold climatic riding conditions, featuring StrataGon AirBlock membrane fabric inserts where you need it.
ALS Climarange: Ideally suited for Winter riding
ALS Tips (Assos Layering System) Without insert you choose to wear your regular Assos shorts underneath or when temperatures drop to the extreme, try to wear your Assos knicker as a first layer and you are ready for Winter Plus riding.
Engineering: Technically speaking it is based on the LL.607 but in addition incorporates our brand new StratagonLight family of AirBlock textiles, strategically placed placed where your body seeks windpenetration protection in order to maintain temperature stable. And let’s remember, just like the LL.607 also the LL716 is constructed on the “Pattern frame” of the T.607. Hence, at its heart it’s a high performance cycling short adapted to allow riding in cold, weather conditions. Usually and normally everywhere else, long legged winter tights are pattern designed with a much different, more loose baggy approach. Not this one! LL.716 is part of the new generation Campionissimo line. New pattern design, newly developed textiles, improved ingredients and a refined assembly process and available with the Mille_S5 insert.
The LL.716 is built out of 12 panels, using 5 different textiles 29 components carefully engineered, defined and applied. The main textile used is a heavier (compared to the LL.607) version of our legendary RX microfiber innersurface brushed, fleece type insulator fabric. Now the big difference compared to the LL.607 is the strategic use of the brand new StratagonUltra fabric. This textile is featured on upper thigh, Knee and “Blasenzone” and blocks wind-penetration. Not only did we redefine the fabrics, we also redefined a new 4 panel cut perfectly calibrated to textiles used.
Tailored for total comfort during longer rides, T FI.Mille_S5 is the perfect long-distance bibshort. Thanks to its full ergonomic pattern design and four-panel construction, T FI.Mille_S5 guarantees optimal muscle compression, coupled with freedom of movement. The FI.Mille_S5 insert is slightly larger and thicker than the FI.13_S5. With more controlled elasticity and a built-in stabilizer, the FI.Mille_S5 insert gives even more comfort during your ride.
Assos cycling shorts are created following an organic approach. They are designed to "merge" with your body when on the bike. -25% less volume weight -23% less pressure on genital area 35% extra breathable fabric / insert / AEPD 18% more compression on muscle zone
Welcome to the next generation: S5 All ASSOS shorts now incorporate S5 technology.
FI. Generation At the start of the Millennium, ASSOS introduced a comfort revolution by launching "the first elastic insert" with the introduction of its FI. short. This was a quantum leap towards total riding comfort. A decade on, and elastic inserts have become an industry standard. Elastic Interface Technology by ASSOS & CyTech Lab. This is the original. Beware of imitations!
S5 – The Evolution The previous generation of ASSOS shorts were on the market for 7 years, the models virtually unchanged. This is not normal and practically unheard of within our industry, where superficial changes and "nonsense innovations" are presented yearly in order to create hype and to push sales.
At ASSOS, we do not believe in releasing a new product, unless there is an honest, valid improvement over the existing one.
If ASSOS, usually after many years, decides to discontinue a product and release its successor, there are always valid reasons: our product engineers have developed, and applied, new technologies to further improve your comfort and performance.
Key features and benefits of the textiles:
Campionissimo AEPD Racing Cut/Regular Fit. Clicks onto your body when in the tuck position. Anatomically ergonomic. Total freedom of movement. No excess material means most effective body temperature control and total comfort when riding.
RX/Plus- a heavier, stronger version of the legendary “roubaix” fabric.
StratagonUltra pattern inserts over thigh and knees to provide ultimate AirBlock properties where you need it most
MonoBib zipper construction provides additional torso protection and a better more stable fit when on the bike.
Your strongest, most crucial muscle of your cycling legs is actually in your buttock zone. The LL.716 features an insulating double layer to enhance and protect your power machine even more.
StratagonLight protection insert over genital area. Why? Protects your... from chilly winds, hence reduces the need of urinating.
Magic, better performing
The main textile used are both brand new development of the Assos textile Lab. Main construction is made of RX/Plus. A new and “heavier” development of the former “Roubaix” fabric. Hence increased insulation and abrasion resistancy but nevertheless providing that legendary next to skin “silktouch” comfort feeling. The second main fabric used to stop wind and cold from penetrating on the delicate, crucial body parts is the brand new, Assos developed, not commercially available StratagonUltra. Really amazing. Feel how ultrathin, light, resistant it is.
AEPD: Tailored to fit the body in the cycling position. Created to “click on” to your body in the tuck position. Follows your movement without restriction. The “especially tricky” part of long legged cycling performance tights is the ‘kneezone’ and when you need to apply a membrane textile in that particular zone, the task becomes extremely challenging. The result is Magic. Put on an outgoing AriBlock LL851 and imitate the rotation movement on the bike. Then put on the new LL.716 and repeat the exercise- words cannot express the comfort, we let you be the judge. Total comfort and high performance attitude is achieved by the total result of its construction and not because of a single application. Assos know how and expertise. Touch, Ride, Believe
Outfit Clima Range 6: Winter 0-8˚C/32-46˚F
Clima Range: Winter
AEPD: Racing Cut/ Regular fit
Composition: PA68%, PES17%, EA13%, CF2%
Parts: 5 textiles-19 patterns-11 components
UV Protection: 50
AirBlock: Yes knee, thigh, Genital zone
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