Who it’s for:
The all-new MILLE GTC collection is designed for riders venturing beyond the tarmac, from gravel to light trail, and from touring to multiday bikepacking trips. The collection comprises:
– MILLE GTC KIESPANZER Bib Shorts C2
– MILLE GTC ZEPPELIN Cargo Shorts C2
– MILLE GTC Jersey C2
In the KIESPANZER Bib Shorts C2 we introduce the new MILLE GTC C2 insert featuring Shock-Absorb Damping Twin with microShock, filterFoam and 19mm of gravel comfort. Irritation-reducing Thermoformed shaping and odorControl Top Sheet Tex are invaluable while touring or bikepacking.
The shorts are equipped with high-stretch pockets offering accessible storage solutions for day-trip supplies or to supplement pack space. Two triple-ramp thigh pockets securely stow essentials; two discreet rear pockets secure small items with an added pull tab to facilitate easy access.
Reflective stripes help ensure visibility on early departures, late returns, or long dusks while pushing through the final miles to the next hotel or campsite. We’ve also adapted our silicone leg grippers for a more, robust, gravel-ready version which grips the thigh without bulky grip applique.
For gravel riders looking for a looser fitting short, the ZEPPELIN Cargo Shorts incorporates many of the same design features of our TRAIL Cargo Shorts, but have been refined for the unique demands of gravel and bikepacking. These streamlined overshorts are 5cm shorter with a slimmer leg opening, abrasion-resistant textiles, and feature AZPtec (abdomZeroPressure) around the waist, which adds accommodation and security without pressure and incorporates silicone grip to maintain coverage whether tucked in the drops or breaking camp. These shorts also feature generous reflective strips down the outer thighs to aid visibility.
The MILLE GTC Jersey C2 combines the fit and durability of our TRAIL equipment with the road-inspired features of our MILLE GT models. We took the durable, lightweight, and breathable fabric in a mobility-enabling fit from our TRAIL jersey and combined it with finishing details from our road equipment: a quarter-zip neck, a security pocket, and a softer collar and cuff material. The result is a hybrid solution for endurance gravel riding or multiday bikepacking tours.
Pair with the KIESPANZER Bib Shorts C2 for gravel performance or ZEPPELIN Cargo Shorts for gravel touring. Either way, the full complement of pockets exceeds the storage of a dedicated road jersey.
Available through ASSOS.com and from ASSOS stockists nationwide from 1st March 2022.
ASSOS will be at COREbike 22 in Syndicate Room S8