Assos Equipe RSR Cycling Bib Shorts Superléger S9 review

The ultra lightweight shorts come in time for winter indoor training but can be used on hot summer days

Assos superleggera indoor shorts
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

While other brands have been supplying indoor riding kit for some time, Assos have taken its time, launching a line which includes these shorts, along with a base layer, socks and sweat bands. I’ve clocked up a few sweaty hours on the turbo in these Superléger shorts and not only do they display legendary Assos quality, but they perform brilliantly.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight - the thinnest material I've seen on any shorts

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    Fit - They might be thin but they still compress and support

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    Pad - the legendary Assos pad aids comfort

Reasons to avoid
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    Nothing, except the high price

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Launching the Assos Equipe RSR Cycling Bib Shorts Superléger S9 shorts just as northern hemisphere cyclists are heading into winter clearly shows Assos intends them to be used for hour after hour on the indoor turbo trainer or exercise bike. However, according to the Swiss company’s website they are equally suited to use on hot summer days.

And though I’ve not had the opportunity to use these shorts in summer, they certainly fit the bill for turbo sessions.  I have yet to find any flaws, other than the £220/$309 price tag - making these one of the best indoor cycling clothing options on the market, if your pockets are deep enough.

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