Simply put, this is the finest women's cycling bib short ever made. If you value cycling in comfort at a premium and the price point is acceptable the FI.13 is a great choice.
At first glance, you will notice the unique front bib straps. The FI.13 Lady's bib suspenders feature a single vented panel in the rear that transforms into a yolk over the shoulders, which then turns into a single strap that features a thin buckle-less ABC-M Puzzlelock closure system. The suspenders manage to be super thin, incredible supportive and easy to get on and off. The yolk-single strap front is super comfy on the front shoulders and breast area.
Over 15 anatomic panels are stitched together to create a perfect synergy of comfort, fit, and performance. Two different fabrics are used on interior and exterior of the legs. This allows for both compression and breathability (and moisture wicking). The S5 chamois has a women's specific anatomic cut. Taking a cue from the men's FI.13 bibs, the chamois has the cover stitched to the inside of the short which has contact to your body, while the actual padding is separated and stitched to the outside panel of the garment. This provides a passive floating action so the chamois will not grab or pull against your body. This innovation makes the FI.13 one of our most comfortable shorts and also helps explain the cost of the garment.
Along with purchase of the bibs, you will receive a wash bag, small tub of Assos Chamois creme and Assos Active Wear cleanser. We recommend using all of these products to create pure cycling nirvana with a long lasting product life.
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