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  • Specialized Trail Pants review
  • stwhannah
    Full Member

    The Specialized Trail Pants are so comfortable that Hannah has barely taken them off. The men’s version that is.

    By stwhannah

    Get the full story here:

    Specialized Trail Pants review

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    i just wore some flexair pro fire over the weekend and found the tight ankle just wouldnt work on a wet day with my trailcross gtx, had to go waterproof sock and some other boots,

    hopefully specialized have widened the ankle as i had two friends return the trousers last winter as they wouldnt go on over their feet..

    a good fitting trouser makes life great. hannah got lucky :0)

    scaled
    Free Member

    Riding trousers are the best.

    Not tried the spesh ones but my Nukeproof Blacklines are what i’ll be wearing all winter, riding or not

    pmurden
    Full Member

    I have these and agree they are generally ace. Once on though as getting them on and off is sodding difficult because of the mentioned tight elastic around the ankles. Once on a dream, getting dressed = nightmare lol.

    Onzadog
    Free Member

    @scaled

    How do the Black line size up? I’m tempted, but CRC/wiggle returns feel like a bit of a gamble right now.

    scaled
    Free Member

    I’m about a 33″ waist and a little between the medium and the large, but both fit alright.  Actually prefer the mediums for riding in.

    chrismac
    Full Member

    Can we please call them trousers and not describe them as an item of underwear. I realise they are American but surely we don’t need to slide any further down the slope of Americanisation of the language

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    Americanisatiom or just the Americans sticking with olde English and us changing our minds? Or are you keen on Trousers as the because you hark back to pre Anglo-Saxon times?

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Can we please

    You’re thinking of underpants

    LAT
    Full Member

    i tried on a pair of specialized trousers last year. they were skin  tight in the leg with a really baggy arse. very odd shape on me.

    LAT
    Full Member

    top marks for the photos with measurements in. even if the size on test isn’t everyone’s size, actual garment measurements are useful

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @LAT I think they changed the shape for these.  The gravity pants were as you described, but these were different.

    Credit to Benji for the measurement pics, his idea.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    I’d echo that trail trousers are a great addition.   I bought some Altura eskers in last years sale.  They don’t soak like tights, you can layer underneath and you never get wet.  Finally, when they come off you hang them to dry and brush the mud off later – mine have never been washed and don’t honk.

     

    re tight ankles – maybe I’m lucky but mine are fairly restricted over the top of some Scott Heaters but stay there.  I get nothing flowing into the tops of my boots.

    it’s made me much less avoiding for winter riding, which can only be a good thing.

    johnhe
    Full Member

    This is timely, since I’m thinking about biking trousers for the first time in my life, after finding a tick on my for the 2nd or 3rd time after riding at my favourite spot!

    stingmered
    Full Member

    Can we please call them trousers and not describe them as an item of underwear.

    You know a vast swathe of the country (hint: the north of England) call the aforementioned garment ‘pants’, always have, always will. Nowt to do with Americanisation. 

    hightensionline
    Full Member

    I realise they are American…

    Wait until you see how they spell ‘specialised’.

    LAT
    Full Member

    Wait until you see how they spell ‘specialised’.

    will probably need a vacation to get over the trauma.


    @stwhannah
    – they may well have been the gravity pants. they were on the same rack as the butter colorway that the dh team had.

    bikesandboots
    Full Member

    i just wore some flexair pro fire over the weekend and found the tight ankle just wouldnt work on a wet day with my trailcross gtx, had to go waterproof sock and some other boots,


    @whatyadoinsucka
    The solution to this is the GripGrab CyclinGaiter

    chrismac
    Full Member

    Wait until you see how they spell ‘specialised’.will probably need a vacation to get over the trauma.

    Did some one say holiday. Yes please I can always do with more of them

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    A vacay is what we would call hollibobs.

    BadlyWiredDog
    Full Member

    How do the Black line size up?

    I bought some the other week. I’m a 31″/32″ waist and usually wear a medium or 32″ waist in most brands, the medium are a great fit on me, good cut and there’s enough stretch in the fabric to allow easy pedalling etc. Bargain at the current £45 from Wiggle.

    tjaard
    Full Member

    One feature would solve the tight ankle cuffs: zippers.

    For now, you can add your own, but it would be nice if they came with ankle/lower calf zippers from the get go

    javisst44
    Free Member

    Sounds good. But why pictures without knee pads?

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