Assos apparel questions

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rollinslow
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by rollinslow

With Assos you should go more on height. I’m 6’ and wear large in every Assos bib across maybe 8 pairs over the years. You would probably be large given the low weight but XL wouldn’t be out of the question. I have the rsr s9 which is the best bib I have ever worn and it’s a large.

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I'd start out with L. You describe yourself like I’d describe myself, but you're 7 cm taller and 10 kg heavier. I wear M.
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LanceLegstrong wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:26 pm
What bib size for a tall thin guy? I'm 190cm/6'2.5", 79kg/173lbs, with an 81cm/32in waist. I know M would probably fit me the best in the bottoms area (maybe even a small for extra compression), but I'm tall and bibs never seem to be fit me well with the straps on. Everything just gets pulled way up, like wedgie style. I'm looking at the RS and RSR S9 bibs.
I'm 190cm and 84kg with a 32in waist. I wear a large and wouldn't want anything smaller. Can be tight getting on like most high quality bike stuff, but works perfectly once in place.

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by LanceLegstrong

Awesome, I'll try the L. One of the things I was worried about was sizing up and having the bibs feel loose. Assos being a slimmer fit is what drew me to them.

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Quinn Simmons of the US Mens Junior ITT team wore a Castelli TT suit.
Assos is a sponsor for US Cycling.
I wonder if Assos is p*ssed?
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by Stoffa

Is there any Assos sock that is not an ankle sock? Im looking for socks to complete my RS-kit, but so far I couldnt find a sock with a modern length from Assos. Anyone?

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by RTW

The longest socks are Mille.

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chorus88 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Quinn Simmons of the US Mens Junior ITT team wore a Castelli TT suit.
Assos is a sponsor for US Cycling.
I wonder if Assos is p*ssed?
Chloe Dygert Owen of the US Womens Elite ITT team wore a ***** TT suit to victory.
Assos is a sponsor for US Cycling.
I wonder if Assos is p*ssed? :smartass:
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by spartan

assos the best build quality but their aero tech is lacking.
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I need a new winter jacket to replace my (immaculate) Airblock 851 which is 10 years old, and too large for me. I was 82kg when I bought it, I am now 68kg.

I am looking at the GT Mille winter, the Ultraz and the Castelli Alpha RoS. I like an aggressive and slim fit. My Gabba 3 is a size Medium and my Perfetto a Small.

I wear a Craft Active or Warm base layer usually.

Which one of the 3 jackets would you recommend and why? Is Assos still providing top quality stuff or has the company changed since the buy out a few years ago? I believe that the Alpha RoS is actually still manufactured in Italy and not offshore like the rest of the Castelli line.

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The Assos quality of manufacture is as good as ever.
The modern equivalent of the 851 should be the Ultraz/Eisenherz. It replaces the Bonkajacket which itself replaced the 851.
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Michael Schar (SUI) wearing the Liberty RS Thermo Rain Jersey during the 2019 Road Race.
Besides the poor fit, was water flowing into his rear pockets? :noidea:
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by velov

I think that's a bit of a reach/hyper-analysis

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I looks like he’s wearing as a jacket over his jersey.

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parajba wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:31 pm
I need a new winter jacket to replace my (immaculate) Airblock 851 which is 10 years old, and too large for me. I was 82kg when I bought it, I am now 68kg.

I am looking at the GT Mille winter, the Ultraz and the Castelli Alpha RoS. I like an aggressive and slim fit. My Gabba 3 is a size Medium and my Perfetto a Small.

I wear a Craft Active or Warm base layer usually.

Which one of the 3 jackets would you recommend and why? Is Assos still providing top quality stuff or has the company changed since the buy out a few years ago? I believe that the Alpha RoS is actually still manufactured in Italy and not offshore like the rest of the Castelli line.
The Mille GT WInter Jacket Ultraz is lovely, very warm and feels like an upgrade from the Bonka. Temperature wise it needs to be sub 5 degrees before I reach for mine.

The standard non Ultraz is also good 0 - 8 degrees in my opinion, depending on base layer.

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