Finally I wore out a pair of Assos winter shorts! Must be 10 years of service and I love my winter shorts - they ae all I wear for 1/2 the year! (late autumn to mid spring!).
So this gave me the opportunity to purchase a few pairs of the latest thermal short from Assos (I try to have at least 4 pair of thermals shorts and 5 pair of summer shorts to accomodate the constant riding during the seasons!)
And this is my first time I’ve been able to purchase a pair of thermal shorts - usually I have bought the previous models that go past the knees and trimmed them down at the tailors into shorts.
the zippers up the belly are gone…
and the great patch (so much better than clinical green)
so…what are the advantages of the new t.607 knicks?
Fabric: the new new fabric is sublime and it enables the short to feel comfortable in a much wider range of tempretures; the old roubaix style fabric was for 8 degrees and under, whiulst the new fabric can be worn down to -2 (as cold as it got this winter) yet when the day warms up, even up to 18-20 degrees, the shorts still feel great.
The new style of leg grippers (the wider the better) are better and the fit is the same as it always was - couldn’t improve there!
The straps and made of lighter material and seem more thermally balanced - you don’t end up with hot patches on the upper back etc.
So all in all, the new shorts are fantastic!
and now….these t.607 have been replaced with a newly released model, the Tiburu S7 - with the latest generation of chamois. These would be wonderful to try out, except my oldest pair of Assos thermal knicks looks like it still has many more years left in them!