Assos Equipe RS Winter Bib Tights S9 review - can they justify their $440/£345 price tag?

Perhaps the ultimate bib tights and versatile enough for warmer winter days

Male cyclist wearing the Assos Equipe RS Winter Bib Tights S9
(Image credit: Owen Rogers)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Designed for those months of the coldest, most inclement weather, Assos’s RS Winter Bib Tights are warm, supremely comfortable, and measure up against the best despite an eye-watering price tag.

Reasons to buy
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    Luxury feel

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Reasons to avoid
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    $440 / £345 is a ridiculous chunk of money

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While it’s not been the greatest of summers here in the UK, thankfully it was never quite cold enough for full on bib tights, but that time is fast approaching. If you want to keep on riding through the coldest months a good pair of winter bib tights are essential. They are the difference between building fitness on the road or the sweaty tedium of indoor sessions, the difference between monotony and soul enriching outdoor riding. 

We tested these bib tights at the end of the last winter season. They form part of Assos’s Equipe line, with a more race focused and compressive fit and apparently enhanced aerodynamics, the S9 tag relating to the lighter, sportier pad than that found on the Mille product line. The Swiss brand recommend using these tights with their range topping - and even more expensive - Equipe RS Johdah S9 Targa Winter Jacket to keep you warm, protected and riding through the winter months.

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