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    Novara Pilsen Bike Shorts - Women's

    The Novara Pilsen bike shorts have the stylish good looks to wear around town all day. Hop on your bike, and they'll show their performance side. See details

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    The Novara Pilsen bike shorts have the stylish good looks to wear around town all day. Hop on your bike, and they'll show their performance side.

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    The Novara Pilsen bike shorts have the stylish good looks to wear around town all day. Hop on your bike, and they'll show their performance side.

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    The Novara Pilsen bike shorts have the stylish good looks to wear around town all day. Hop on your bike, and they'll show their performance side.

    • Soft fabric wicks moisture to keep you dry and has 2-way stretch for ease of movement
    • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
    • 5 pockets offer plenty of storage options: 2 front pockets with 1 coin pocket; 2 rear pockets
    • Special U-lock holder on the back waist lets you carry your lock while keeping your hands free
    • Snap closures allow you to roll up hems for a shorter look
    • High rise for full coverage when riding
    • Novara Pilsen bike shorts have reflective details to keep you visible in low light
    • Active fit


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    Novara Pilsen Bike Shorts - Women's Specs
    Best use
    Urban cycling
    Double short
    Polyester / polyester blend
    (Plaid) 98% polyester/2% spandex / (solid) 98% nylon/2% spandex
    10 inches
    Bike short style
    Fabric type
    Liner fabric
    Pad type
    Sun-protective fabric
    Moisture wicking
    Quick drying
    Inseam (in.)

    Novara Pilsen Bike Shorts - Women's

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    Novara Pilsen Bike Shorts - Women'sis rated4.75out of5by4.
    Rated5out of5byfromLove them, love them, love them!!!I love them. They are my favorite beside Zoic mountain bike shorts. The length is adjustable so if you want shorter shorts, you can. Just need to roll them up and use the straps to keep them in place. How cool is that! I almost bought 2nd pair but thought they might come up with a better pair next year.
    Date published: 2013-08-28
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat for commutingI usually wear a size 8 (small waist, large thighs) but bought a 4 in these shorts. They're snug, but I prefer it over being too baggy. The padding provided is better than nothing and I appreciate that it's not bulky, but anything longer than a 5 mile ride can get uncomfortable. I really like the reflective thread on the plaid shorts.
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated5out of5byfromeven cuter than in the picture!I adore these shorts! I bought them in the black fabric (not the plaid, shown in the picture on the website), and I always wear them with the legs rolled up, secured with a snap-type closure. (Too bad the website doesn't show this cute option in the photo.) So rather than being knee-length, they're several inches above the knee. I find them more comfortable, cooler, and I also think they're cuter with the legs rolled up. I really like the moderate level of padding these bicycle shorts have. It's not as thick as the padding on padded underwear made for bicycling (I also bought a couple pairs of those, to wear with other clothes which I wear on bike rides. They're great items, too, by the way.) These shorts are perfect for wearing anytime, not only while biking. It's not obvious to a casual observer that you're wearing bike shorts -- they just look like cute, all-purpose shorts. You can wear them all day and hop on your bike without having to change clothes. I appreciate the three reflective details, which help with nighttime safety: the "N" logo near the waistband on the left side, the roll-up fasteners, and the strips above the back pockets (those can be covered with flaps which are not reflective, if desired.) The sizing might be a bit generous, but that's the norm for most clothes these days. I'm 5'5" and weigh about 125 pounds, and I bought them in size 10, which fits me perfectly, by which I mean they're superbly comfortable and not too tight. These shorts have belt loops, so I'll be able to continue to wear them if I lose some weight. That's another much-appreciated feature of these great shorts.
    Date published: 2013-06-19
    Rated4out of5byfromNice ShortsMy spandex days are long behind me, so I was happy to find bike shorts that can pass as real clothes. The padding may not be thick enough for serious cycling, but it's enough for casual riding and is thin enough not to show or feel bulky.
    Date published: 2013-06-02

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