Assos strives for peak comfort with new Mille FT Summer Bib Shorts GTO C2

Building on the ever-popular Cento shorts, the GTO is designed for the unique demands of long-distance riding.

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It’s not often that a bib short comes with the claim to “destroy conventional short construction”, but as Assos’ new Mille GTO bib are being billed as the pinnacle of the Swiss brand’s total comfort line, perhaps the hyperbole can be forgiven.

So, what’s so different about these shorts? Firstly, there is the use of reversed stich lines and a reshaped chamois, with the intention of “eliminating friction and genital pressure whilst providing matchless muscle support”. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg