Seamless speed takes on new meaning with Le Houdini. Assos has taken their maniacal obsession with patterning and textile engineering to new heights, bringing you their fastest speed suit yet.
Le Houdini has been engineered from the ground up with the primary objective centered on giving you that perfect balance between targeted support and slippery speed. The approach began by examining the suit as an entire system. For the lower half, Assos employed A-Lock Engineering—a new bracing system comprising proprietary textiles and tech that work together to stabilize the shorts and secure the insert in place. Just two panels are used, with a primary “butterfly” panel fully wrapping the legs and converging in the rear to form the ergoBox structure. This design effectively frames the insert in place and provides you with an ultra-comfortable wrap on your legs. In the insert department, Assos reduced the overall footprint to shed additional weight, employed superAir microShock foam with 3D waffle, incorporated the kraterCooler system to increase airflow upfront, and took additional measures to anchor the insert at the rear with their patented horizontal stabilizer.
Up top Assos applied their proven circular knit miniCheck Tex, which is a highly elastic 3D knit fabric that’s been specifically developed with breathability and moisture transfer in mind. At the rear, they incorporated their Stabilizer textile, which secures the jersey with its limited vertical-stretch composition, especially when the pockets are loaded up. The aggressive position speed-focused riders take also informed the material choice for the new raw + bonded sleeves, yoke, and pockets, which needed to be as buttery smooth and flexible as possible. The fine-gauge warp knit Push Pull textile was just the ticket, providing you with high UV protection (UPF 50+) along with its quick-drying, bi-stretch properties. Bringing the suit together is an ultralight triple-slider zipper, which allows you to keep the chest-to-neck section sealed up, i.e., drag-free, while still opening the lower section for extra airflow.