Mavic Stratos H2O waterproof shorts.

Yes, it’s August but that doesn’t seem to bother the rain gods here in the UK. These could come in handy right now.

August 25th, 15 1 3,129 Categories: Clothing


Gore Bike Wear Alp-X shorts

Spendy shorts for all-round riding – do they cut the mustard?

April 18th, 15 1 4,561 Categories: Clothing


Ground Effect Sniper baggies

Ground Effect’s most XC-oriented shorts, the Snipers are lighter and slimmer than their New Zealand-made siblings.

October 13th, 14 0 1,482 Categories: Clothing

Gore shorts

Gore Bike Wear Fusion 2.0 shorts

Are these shorts a worthy addition to Gore’s (o)range?

July 18th, 14 0 2,940 Categories: Clothing


Madison Tempest Short

Neat design, well built, with a manufacturer-backed, limited lifetime guarantee. So far, so good.

May 1st, 14 0 2,172 Categories: Clothing

Grinder 85-17

CUBE Action Team Shorts

Practical everyday riding shorts with love/hate Euro looks.

November 25th, 13 0 1,535 Categories: Clothing


Howies Venture

Beautifully cut short in a high performance fabric.

November 23rd, 13 0 1,664 Categories: Clothing


Sombrio Highline II Shorts

The Highline II is Sombrio’s top of the range short. It’s designed from four-way stretch material and comes complete with an inner short. Small ventilation holes are located on the inner thigh and rear hip panels. Two zipped side pockets and a rear zipped waistband pocket provide some storage if needed. The cut of the […]

September 16th, 13 0 1,905 Categories: Clothing


Troy Lee Ace Shorts

Troy Lee’s Ace short is designed with what it calls “gritty XC” in mind and that’s fairly clear from the snug, tailored fit. Luckily it’s available in two-inch increments from 30in to 38in (you may want to go bigger than you think you are, as they are sized rather snugly), and with the four-way stretch […]

September 15th, 13 0 1,820 Categories: Clothing


Sombrio Birm Queen Shorts

The Birm Queen is a great cross-country short with a flattering, slimmer cut. Though relatively heavy for hot and sunny summer trail riding, discrete mesh-lined and zipped thigh vents add some cooling. The mid-weight fabric does, however, give the feel of an ultra-durable short with a sturdy, ‘built to last, get your money’s worth’ construction; […]

September 12th, 13 0 1,440 Categories: Clothing


Altura Quantum X Shorts

The velcro waist adjustment on the back draws the spare fabric away from the snag zone and together with the four-way stretchy yoke keeps the waist secure even when hanging off the back of the saddle. Long zipped air vents on the outer thigh allow for increased air flow when the going gets hot without […]

September 11th, 13 0 1,269 Categories: Clothing

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