Unparalleled Assos Fit And Support For The Longest Of Days
Kiespanzer translates to 'gravel tank' and that is exactly what Assos' new adventure bib delivers. From the compressive, all-day comfort of the fit to the high-wear fabrics and additional cargo space, the Assos Men's Mille GTC Kiespanzer C2 bib shorts check all the right boxes for gravel and touring support.
Gravel, touring, and bikepacking require more robust equipment. Frame, wheels, tires, clothing — none of a rider's gear is exempt. The Kiespanzer provides the requisite durability for the inevitable abuse of cycling beyond the tarmac.
It's also equipped with storage solutions for day-trip supplies or to supplement pack space and keep ride essentials readily accessible in pockets of high-stretch, extremely breathable 3-Mesh panels. Reflective stripes help ensure visibility on early departures, late returns, or those long dusks while pushing through the final miles to the next hotel or campsite.
Assos' featured Type 429 fabric wraps with a lightly compressive hold for a streamlined, breathable fit. When the gravel "road" becomes little more than a path and trail-side brush closes in, side panels of Bunny Hop technology add a barrier against abrasion that still stretches and compresses like a road specific textile courtesy of our woven, 50/50 polyamide and elastane blend.
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Style Type: Bibs
Black - Small
Mfg PartNum: 22.214.171.124.S
Black - Medium
Mfg PartNum: 126.96.36.199.M
Black - Large
Mfg PartNum: 188.8.131.52.L
Black - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: 184.108.40.206.XL
Black - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: 220.127.116.11.XLG
I wanted a new pair of assos bibs due to the excellent performance I have had with past pairs. I have used these for about 500 miles of mixed terrain riding on a non-suspension gravel bike at this point and so far they have been great! The padding is noticeably thicker than road shorts, which has been great for trail riding. I use the leg pockets for extra snacks, the pocket holds items so tightly I forget they are there sometimes, however the pockets are transparent so you can see what you have stashed. I use a jersey with pockets so I have not used the back pockets as much, but could be used to hold flatter items. Overall, these are a great pair of shorts with more of a gravel/trail oriented design and some nifty features!
In the heat of Texas I have started to ride on the road with cargo bibs so I can go minimalist with a looser tech top with no base. I own cargo bibs from other makers and these are my favorite. Fit: excellent length to just over the knee (same as Mille GTO long), medium compression as with all my Assos bibs. Chamois is the same as on the Mille GTO -- thicker than Assos' typical chamois. Straps are decently comfortable without a base; with a base you don't notice them at all. Pockets: the back hip pockets have finger loops making getting in and out easier on the fly; even without them the pockets function better than other brands I own. Thigh pockets work well but are see-through -- the one disappointment with these bibs, but hardly a deal breaker as I am not carrying contraband or anything untoward. 5'10', 32 waist, 174 lbs wearing size medium.
As a long time Assos Bibs/Shorts user I was pleased when they applied their talents to Gravel Ridin' gear. Chamois thickness & density, stealthy pockets (unnoticed until needed), and subtle difference in fabric "feel" combine to make the Kiespanzer my new favorite bibs for all (and any) surface riding. I am 5'8" 165# 35"waist and M fits just fine.