Your trusty Assos T. tiburushort_s7's are perfect for those blustery early fall days, but fighting with pinching knee warmer hems and migrating fabric can wear a bit thin on the nerves when the temperature drops a few degrees. Fret no more and don a pair of the Assos Men's Tk. tiburuknickers_s7 Knickers, featuring all the awesomeness of their sibling shorts with extended protection for your knees. The knickers' main fabric is Assos' RX Medium, which feature a brushed lining for warmth, comfort, and wicking, and Assos' own water repellent technology on the exterior to fend off drizzle.
The knickers also incorporate a panel of wind-resistant Stratagon Ultra fabric in the front crotch and lower abdomen. Assos is calling this feature BlasenSchutz, which translates literally to "blow protection," suggesting windproof qualities, but which Assos translates more playfully as "bladder protection." Assos claims that the extra protection keeps you from having to urinate while riding in cold weather, but we can't repeat that in good conscious without acknowledging that we're not sure if it's true or not. What we can say about BlasenSchutz is that the extra panel protects your core from wind chill -- a feature that needs no additional bladder-related justification. The insert is the same featured in the race-level T. equipe_s7 shorts. It boasts the same eight millimeters of memory foam -- which "fills the gaps" while your body moves through the pedaling motion -- and it incorporates the perforated waffle layer -- which provides ventilation and a more forgiving ride.
It also has the goldenGate feature, where the center sides of the chamois aren't stitched to the knickers' body. This means that the chamois has that much more freedom to move with you while you pedal rather than staying stationery while you move across it. The chamois also benefits from another Assos invention, integrated front pad protection, which means that the chamois isn't sewn into the front but actually exte.