Cento EVO Bib Short
The Cento EVO Bib Short from Assos is the evolution of its iconic Cento, updated with new features and details that further its long-distance-comfort credentials. It's refined fit, materials, and updated insert solidifies this short as a staple from the stalwart short brand.
Type.439 textile returns for the main panels and is a favorite thanks to its incredible skin comfort. This durable material possesses two different rates of four-way stretch for maximum elasticity and a nice compressive hold and supportive wrap for hard-working muscles. It's also proven to have exceptional breathability, and it rapidly transfers moisture to its quick-drying outer surface. As with the original Cento, the fit is a touch more generous around the lower abdominals than the racingFit options, and Assos adds its new raw-cut, tape reinforced zeroWaist ensuring a smooth transition between body and fabric for less pressure and a comfortable hold.
Leg openings receive Assos' Ultralight Leg Grippers featuring light silicon treatment woven into the leg bands, helping reduce bulk and secures the hem in place without any excessive pressure. The bib back panel is constructed using the comfortable Y7 Frame Carrier design for a wide, flat, flexible, and stable structure that simply disappears between the shoulder blades for a smooth, supportive hold. Furthermore, a dorsal stabilizer in its Stabilizator mesh provides limited vertical stretch that increases support during those long hours in the saddle reaching for the hoods and drops.
The new black colorway Cento EVO elastic insert uses 10mm of plush memory foam and the kukuPenthouse for comfort and support on every ride. kukuPenthouse is a soft, brushed microfiber layer at the front part of the insert that supports the male anatomy and eliminates pressure while improving ventilation. Its patented 3D waffle design uses three-layer perforated foam that increases breathability while dropping excessive grams. Finally, the returning goldenGate technology is always welcome to see and features interrupted stitching along the insert’s side panels, allowing for three-dimensional freedom of movement in a sensitive, high rotational area.
- Updated Cento long-distance/endurance bibs from Assos
- regularFit offers a more accommodating fit than its raceFit offerings
- Gently compressive Type.439 material breathes, wicks, and supports
- goldenGate chamois technology moves with you rather than against you
- kuKuPenthouse front layer adds male-specific chamois comfort
- Y7 Frame Carrier Bib Tech supports yet is unobtrusive
- Ultralight Leg Grippers comfortably hold the hem in place
- Since the brand was launched, Assos has enjoyed clandestine popularity throughout the peloton
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- Q & A
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 160lbs
My T.equipe s_7 were destroyed. So, I tried the new RSR and did not like. The chamois is basically not there. Todd put me in these Centos and they are great. Much better compression than RSR, more cushion in chamois which I like and they are just great.
Best shorts I have ever had.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 158lbs
I have last year's versions of the Cento, T.Equipe and Camponissimo shorts. These new evo shorts make me want to toss the lot of them. The shorts are that much more comfortable in every way. The KuKu penthouse on the older Cento shorts was fine but it was a kind of perforated fabric that tended to rub a little. The evo version uses the same type of material as the rest of the shorts (or looks like it) and is more comfortable. Seriously trying to convince myself to get another pair.