These shorts feature our newly designed Comfort Fit: a less compressive restrictive fit around the waist and abdominal areas, while the leg circumference and length remain the same as the T.équipe (our race bib). The unique insert/pad is a small masterpiece that has been specifically designed for ultra-long-distance missions. Ergonomically shaped, it uses higher density memory foam shock absorbers and features a very special ASSOS invention, KuKu Penthouse. This special feature is located at the front section of the insert, which has a low volume circular inlet that accommodates the male anatomy in cocoon-like comfort, yet holds everything securely. T.cento offers reduced motion and greater breathability in this sensitive area as well.
WHEN TO USE?
We recommend the T.cento for ultra-long distances or at the beginning of the season, when you may have gained a few kilos. Due to T.cento's construction, it is also ideally suited for more robust body types.
T.cento's very particular, minimal pattern design is the result of wind-tunnel testing conducted specifically for our aero chronosuit FENOMENO, which was engineered for use by the Swiss Cycling Federation at the London Olympic Games in 2012. Mod. Dep. & Patent Pending. Anatomical cycling shorts have never been constructed with such a small number of seams, until the S7 line.
Bib construction is no longer made of spandex like the shorts, it's a Y-shaped construction system on both the front and back which ensures that the unit stays in a perfectly wrinkle free and contoured position at all times.
Specifically developed elastic leg-grippers for ultra-light volume and an ideally calibrated stretch return which secures the pants firmly to the legs, without applying unnecessary pressure.
The Bib Stabilizer serves as an eyewear holder. Simply insert one pol between silicon stripe and bib.
Asymmetrical : Elastic : Module : Tech
This is a specifically calibrated textile with an asymmetrical elastic module. Combined with directional cutting, it supports muscle elongation and stabilizes movements.
In addition to A:E:M:T., the custom fabrics feature a higher percentage of spandex resulting in a stronger return stretch. This minimizes muscle fatigue due to road vibrations.
Antibacterial fiber treatment reduces the effects fabric aging and helps to prevent unpleasant odors.
Fabric treatment which reflects sunlight, hence reducing heat absorption to keep muscle temperature at a cooler, more stable, and optimal operational level.
Strongly improved abrasion resistance compared to _s5 shorts.
On generation _s2 FI.13, ASSOS first introduced "memory foam" technology for its shock absorbing foam pads. It means that the foam returns to its original form as soon as pressure is released. Therefore every time pedaling position is changes in the saddle by the rider's shifting weight, the foam "fills the gap".
A major breakthrough in the construction of high performance cyclewear is Golden Gate Technology. Before _s7, all cycling shorts inserts have been fastened (sewn or glued) to shorts all the way around. NOW, "Golden Gate" interrupts the sewing in the area "between the legs", creating 3 dimensional freedom of movement in the most sensitive areas. No seams, hence reduced friction - basically non existing. Patent protected! Be aware of imitations.