These shorts are a textbook example of what was meant by the phrase ‘understated quality' - so much so that, once on, I virtually forgot I was wearing them.
Indeed, I had to remind myself to think about the shorts I was wearing. This, I realised, was down to the detail of the cut, which ensures great support throughout the pedal movement.
Top-quality Lycra is backed up by a thoughtfully designed padded insert, striking the perfect balance of padding versus freedom of movement.
These Assos shorts have rapidly become the go-to short from my kit bag.