Full Winter Offense has been synonymous with our legendary Bonka tights for years, as their smooth race fit and reliable insulation kept us on the road season after season through the worst of winter. However, there were a few key areas that we knew we could improve upon, namely in the form of more targeted protection and increased stability, while decreasing overall weight. And that's exactly where the EQUIPE RS Winter Bib Tights S9 goes into the fold.
For starters, we adapted our proven A-Lock Engineering framework to fit the bibtight. This reinforcement system ensures that the thicker textile remains fully wrapped, giving your muscles a boost with a smooth compressive wrap, hour after hour. This new platform also 'locks' the insert in place with our ergoBox stitch pattern and external rollBar suspender straps meaning that as your body moves in and out of the saddle and your weight shifts, your sit bones remain fully supported atop the center of the saddle. insert.
As for winter-resistant materials, we've used our reliable two-layer twinDeck construction along the knees, thighs, crotch and hips, made with a combination of our ultra-light 2L, membrane-equipped SPHERE Ultra backed by the more insulating brushed OSMOS Heavy. In the back we added our thicker SPHERE Medium. This fortress of lab-developed waterproof and windproof fabrics ensures you get targeted protection everywhere, without ever compromising breathability.
For the insert, we incorporated the race-proven EQUIPE RS insert - minus the craterCooler vents - in our signature basalt colorway, equipped with superAir microShock foam, 3D wafer top and ASSOS-exclusive goldenGate technology.