Though we all love riding in perfectly warm, sunny weather, it’s a cold fact that we spend most of the year riding in something less than ideal conditions. Cool days for most of us typically far outnumber those halcyon summer rides, which is why the Assos TK.tiburuKnickers_s7 may get a lot more use in your bib rotation than your lightweight summer kit.
The TK.tiburuKnickers_s7 use the Assos RX medium fabric to keep you warm without overheating. As the name suggests, it is a medium weight Roubaix material that feels blanket warm while still allowing your body to breathe and ventilate. To combat road spray and fall mists, Assos has added a WR treatment to help shed the water. The Assos WR is a new generation of water resistant treatment. It is chemically different from the DWR that other brands use, and has been developed to work specifically with Assos textiles. That doesn’t make these waterproof, just water repellent. It’ll make a big difference in most moist situations, but if you think you’ll be out in the rain for several hours, maybe you’ll want to throw a pair of the clima.X sturmNuss knickers on over these babies. The front of the tights around your midsection makes use of Assos’ blasenSchutz, or bladder protection. In spite of the name, this is an innovation you’ll be happy to have because they have inserted a panel of their stratagon windblock fabric in the abdomen and the groin to keep that area warm and wind-protected. Assos hopes it will help you not have to pee as much on cold rides.
These are s7 knickers which means that they take advantage of all the s7 insert technology that you’ll find on the équipe racing fit shorts. This is a performance oriented insert designed for folks who ride all that time, and like their rides hard and fast. It makes use of Assos’ Integrated Pad Protection, which essentially extends the insert in the front beyond the end of the panel itself so that your ‘nads won’t have any seams to deal with. It will also have the goldenGate technology of the s7 pads such as the waffled memory foam which has been anatomically cut to provide the padding where needed, and reduce material where it will just get in the way.
With the Assos TK.tiburuKnickers_s7 you will be assured the same level of ride comfort through the cooler months that you already enjoy in your summer bib shorts. Now you’ll be happy to tack on that extra hour to the ride.