Purchase advisor for bike shorts and cycling shorts
As you surely know from personal experience, the classic jeans or other everyday trousers are hardly suitable for long and dynamic bike rides or to spend a day in the bike park. As a racing bike or cross country rider, you can buy a professional alternative with Lycra cycling shorts, which fits snugly and is therefore perceived as pleasant even after hours. Wound body parts and bruises can be professionally prevented in modern cycling trousers with sewn-in seat cushions. Long bike pants that fit snugly over the leg warmers and down to the cycling shoes and provide optimal protection even in wind and weather are a very good solution for the colder and wet days. As a brand product offered by Fox, Cube or Endura, you will find in our assortment a large selection of models and designs, with which you get depending on the material and length in the summer, as well as in the cold season optimal protection.
Discover bike shorts as a casual alternative to cycling shorts!
If you prefer to swing on your bike in your leisure time or are more often on your mountain bike then bike shorts are the perfect alternative to tight sporty cycling pants. Especially in the summer months, these pants are the first choice and can be worn after the descent from the wheel itself as a classic leisure pants. The ventilation characteristics of these shorts are slightly different depending on the material and function. You do not have to worry about the protection, because most models are compatible with Inshorts or already have a padded mesh inner pants, which you can take out if necessary. In addition, you get a sturdier short compared to the tight Lycra pants, which provides much more protection against abrasions and injuries in the event of a fall and at the same time does not break so quickly. This component is essential and should definitely be considered for use on mountain bikes.
If you also like to wear shorts in your free time, this type of cycling pants, in addition to the protector pants, is an ideal complement to your other bike clothing and protective equipment. The choice between cool functional bike shorts that inspire fashionably, and classic bike pants depends very much on the exact purpose and your sporty orientation. In the further overview you will find some clues to the different pants variants:
" Bib shorts
» Enduro bike shorts
» All Mountain and Cross Country Shorts
» Freeride shorts
» Downhill shorts
Bib shorts - or the classic cycling shorts are tight-fitting cut and sewn in the step an anatomically shaped inner pad. As materials functional full elastic Lycra and synthetic fiber materials are used. The bike pants not only protect the buttocks and perineum area, but give the body a slim and sporty appearance. This is used, among other things, by tight cycling jerseys, the optimization of Luftweststandes, as is customary in the clothing for the road bike. These cycling pants are also popular with many mountain bikers, trekking cyclists or XC racers. Low weight, fast-drying and elastic materials are the arguments for the sporty driver. Especially on long trips you should not do without such trousers. In combination with an ergonomic saddle you get a very comfortable fit on your saddle.
Enduro bike shorts
With a really cool look and good ventilation, you're always well dressed! Even with a little untrained figure you are perfectly equipped for all bike and MTB adventures. The slightly longer cut shorts are designed for wearing knee pads. As the pants generally slide slightly upwards during pedaling, the overlapping knee areas can lay over the protectors better. Mountain bikers with more downhill oriented driving style are therefore more accommodating for the longer leg sections. But personal preference also plays a big role here. These bike shorts also often have a number of features. Zippered pockets are just as natural as ventilation holes or ventilation slots. In addition, additional functions are often added, so that some manufacturers, for example, sew eyeglass cleaning cloths or integrate small eyelets for attaching the key.
All mountain and cross country shorts
They are a little narrower and shorter. Lighter stretch materials make them very comfortable on the skin and even better ventilated. These slightly lighter shorts made of elastic synthetic fibers are just as interesting for recreational bikers and cross country riders as they are for All Mountain Tourers on an Alpine crossing and for those who like to sit in the saddle for a long time and do not want to sweat. Whether on long sweaty climbs with the MTB, in the city or on long trekking trips, you will have a lot of fun with a high quality bike shorts and a wide range of uses. Of course there are
numerous pockets, ventilation options and additional features.
Freeride shorts are much more robust and have more abrasion protection due to the more stable materials. Although these slightly heavier bike shorts are usually worn with protectors on extreme mountain bike rides, such as downhill and freeride, these zips have ventilation to regulate heat accumulation. For longer uphill sections, these pants can be a bit warmer, but the functions are rather unrestricted when driving steadily. The outer fabrics are made of abrasion-resistant nylon and polyester fabrics, for the necessary elasticity of the pants are sewn in addition to the bending zones, such as buttocks and thighs, cut parts made of elastic fabrics. The focus of the freeride shorts is on the body protection and compatibility with a safety jacket and protector pants. Of course, the freeride pants can also be worn without protectors and at leisure.
Downhill shorts usually do without pockets and extra features. The main focus is on the robustness and so these pants are made of extremely strong and stable fabrics. At much stressed areas, additional layers are sewn in order to provide even more protection in the event of a fall while extending the life of the shorts.
Conclusion for your pants choice
Are you sure which bike you have, and at which level you are driving? Your field of application, the ventilation function and also the broad practical benefits should be considered when purchasing. Each pants variant has its advantages and disadvantages, each material has a different breathability and is suitable for different types of cycling. Ask yourself what exactly you need, because the pants are the most important piece of clothing for your bike clothing and can make you drive a lot more pleasant if you make the right choice.