Assos apparel questions

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by rugbyant

Thanks for reply @kgt @guyc - that means I have some mooney to try and find the FF1 GT Jersey (big Merc F1 fan). Shame its like finding rocking horse .......

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Good thing I found a matching Campag cap in the inventory!
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Why do Assos insist on cap sleeve jerseys.......?

Cmon get on trend.....

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You mean that the sleeves are too short?
In that case you’re mistaken. I make Steven Kruijswijk look narrow shouldered. To me the longer sleeves trend is a blessing. Back in the days I never could get the armwarmers and sleeves to join up.
That said the Diamond Crazy jersey is done on their Mamil friendly regular fit platform (I needed to size down one step to S). The Équipe RS Aero jerseys have longer sleeves.
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Just received my first piece from Assos. A mille Gt jersey. Absolutely brilliant quality. Really pleased with this one
I will definitely buy more stuff from them

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Does anyone own the new aero gloves?

Im not a glove guy but since Im planning on multiple 100mi+ rides soon I may need a pair. I noticed theres no mention of any padding

Aero glove:
"Strategically positioned triangulated pads on the palm—wrapped in perforated synthetic leather—deliver light support and protection"

I mean what does it even mean by triangulated pads? Any thick padding on it?

Something tells me I should go for the S7 Summergloves instead:

"These summer cycling gloves feature intelligent padding on the underside to dampen vibrations"

TIA

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I'd rather take the new ones with less padding, or even better (shhhh) a pair of Specialized Grail. I have a set of S7s that I never use any more.
Why? Because classical padding increases pressure. No padding works as an extra skin layer only and thus reduces abrasion, and the Grail puts the padding in the palm of the had to distribute pressure over a greater area.
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Kjetil wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:28 am
I'd rather take the new ones with less padding, or even better (shhhh) a pair of Specialized Grail. I have a set of S7s that I never use any more.
Why? Because classical padding increases pressure. No padding works as an extra skin layer only and thus reduces abrasion, and the Grail puts the padding in the palm of the had to distribute pressure over a greater area.
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Those Specialized ones are a good call. It's half the price of the Assos. Ill look into that instead

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g32ecs wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:34 am
Does anyone own the new aero gloves?

Im not a glove guy but since Im planning on multiple 100mi+ rides soon I may need a pair. I noticed theres no mention of any padding

Aero glove:
"Strategically positioned triangulated pads on the palm—wrapped in perforated synthetic leather—deliver light support and protection"

I mean what does it even mean by triangulated pads? Any thick padding on it?

Something tells me I should go for the S7 Summergloves instead:

"These summer cycling gloves feature intelligent padding on the underside to dampen vibrations"

TIA
I owe a pair of the Aero gloves, not for "aero" purposes but because they have minimal padding and have a light feeling around the palm since I only use them when travelling to Italy due shite road surface during long rides. They are OK, a bit overpriced for sure, if I could have found something similar but cheaper I wouldn't have bought them.

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g32ecs wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:34 am
Does anyone own the new aero gloves?

Im not a glove guy but since Im planning on multiple 100mi+ rides soon I may need a pair. I noticed theres no mention of any padding

Aero glove:
"Strategically positioned triangulated pads on the palm—wrapped in perforated synthetic leather—deliver light support and protection"

I mean what does it even mean by triangulated pads? Any thick padding on it?

Something tells me I should go for the S7 Summergloves instead:

"These summer cycling gloves feature intelligent padding on the underside to dampen vibrations"

TIA
I've been using them for about a year now. I like them. I especially like that they're available in XXS so I can get them really snug on my hands - I absolutely hate it when gloves swim and squirm around when I grip the bars. I don't miss the lack of padding and have sought out unpadded gloves for a while now. I find the padding always ends up in the wrong place and gets bothersome. Sensible bar tape will give you all the padding and shock absorption you need.

The back fabric is certainly more fragile than the previous generation Assos gloves but if you're careful with them they'll last you a good while. I have been rotating through two pairs and they both still have some life in them.

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BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:12 pm
g32ecs wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:34 am
Does anyone own the new aero gloves?

Im not a glove guy but since Im planning on multiple 100mi+ rides soon I may need a pair. I noticed theres no mention of any padding

Aero glove:
"Strategically positioned triangulated pads on the palm—wrapped in perforated synthetic leather—deliver light support and protection"

I mean what does it even mean by triangulated pads? Any thick padding on it?

Something tells me I should go for the S7 Summergloves instead:

"These summer cycling gloves feature intelligent padding on the underside to dampen vibrations"

TIA
I've been using them for about a year now. I like them. I especially like that they're available in XXS so I can get them really snug on my hands - I absolutely hate it when gloves swim and squirm around when I grip the bars. I don't miss the lack of padding and have sought out unpadded gloves for a while now. I find the padding always ends up in the wrong place and gets bothersome. Sensible bar tape will give you all the padding and shock absorption you need.

The back fabric is certainly more fragile than the previous generation Assos gloves but if you're careful with them they'll last you a good while. I have been rotating through two pairs and they both still have some life in them.
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Yes I agree with the smaller size. I was never a fan of gloves because of that as I have small hands and small doesnt really fit me which usually is the smallest size

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Can someone tell me how Assos s9 equipe rs bid is in comparison to Assos T equipe evo in terms of size, fit, pad etc?

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rugbyant wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Hi all - newbie, but would like some advise. I have the opportunity to purchase some Assos Cento (2018/19) for a great price (£120), but also the new Cento Evo (2020) at a good price (£180).

I cannot see too many reviews between them against each other. I know I want the Cento - larger rider, longer rides, but can anyone add insight into the differences with Cento vs Cento Evo - is the £60 worth the extra money?

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Sorry, but can you point me in the direction of the 120£ Cento please?
But I could be wrong

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kgt wrote:Can someone tell me how Assos s9 equipe rs bid is in comparison to Assos T equipe evo in terms of size, fit, pad etc?
Very similar in size and fit, some say leg length has been increased on the S9, but that must be millimeters. Pad is very similar too, the S9 has this Kratercooler to increase air flow around the genitals.
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Thanks a lot.

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