Novara Rail Double Bike Shorts - Men'sis rated4.3out of5by10.
Rated4out of5byOldScout141fromNovara Rail Double Bike ShortsI like the comfort of the extra padding on long rides.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated5out of5byJaredd130fromComfortableThese are very comfortable shorts. The chamois is good and doesn't bother me at all. Like the zippered pockets and they are big enough for a smartphone which I like because I don't like carrying it in a backpack or saddlebag. The material is comfortable and breathable. Overall, a nice short.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated4out of5byTwotomfromNo-Nonsense ValueFit, function and quality: they are all here. The material feels great.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated4out of5byGray RandonneurfromComfortable shortsPrefer a shorter leg length. These are actually longer than the picture indicates.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated5out of5byMatthewHoltryfromAmazing! Buy them. You won't regret itWhile these are more expensive than some other mountain cycling shorts in the category, they are worth it. Perfect sized pockets with zippers. Integrated padding. Super comfortable. Very stylish. I tried two other types and these were the best. Worth the extra $20 or so.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated3out of5byTurtle123fromNot great, not bad, just mehI picked these up when looking through one of REI's clearance emails. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for them since they're not that great. As padded bike shorts go these ones are middle of the pack. I've worn them a couple of times and am fairly sure they will get relegated to what I wear when my other shorts are dirty (I neurotically wash my shorts after every ride so dirty is a loose term).
I picked these up when looking through one of REI's clearance emails. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for them since they're not that great. As padded bike shorts go these ones are middle of the pack at best. I've worn them a couple of times and am fairly sure they will get relegated to what I wear when my other shorts are dirty (I neurotically wash my shorts after every ride so dirty is a loose term).
The construction feels solid so I can't fault Novara on that. The pockets have decent zippers and there is a pocket on each leg. The fact that the liner isn't removable is regrettable since that makes them a little harder to clean.
After only about 6 miles of path and pavement riding I noticed a hot spot forming on my inner thigh and my sit bone was getting sore. Also I noticed that the back of the shorts hung down so my rear-end was taking on a very plumber'esque look.
After this first ride (which I cut short at about 12 miles due to the discomfort) I gave the shorts another go after making sure that my saddle was at the right height, not askew to the left, and that the tilt forward to back was still good. Everything on the bike seemed to be in order for the ride. Again after about 6-7 miles I noticed the hot spot right up near where my thigh meets my hip on the inside and the sit bone was feeling the ride.
In comparison my 'The North Face Bracket Bike Shorts' have been a much better fit for me(I wish I had bought a couple of pair when they went on closeout. I'm willing to give Novara another try since the construction seems good, just not these shorts fit for me.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated5out of5byFrogrunnerfromExcellent productReally comfortable for long rides. Double layer may get a bit warm on a hot summer day, but that's the nature for having the extra pockets and the look of "normal" shorts.
Well designed product. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated5out of5bydnoyeBfromGreat PairI love these shorts. I have a 33 waist and ordered the medium suggested by other reviewers. Fits perfectly. I was almost finished with my mountain bike ride before I realized I did not adjust the shorts even once on the ride. I didn't even shift in my seat. I forgot all about the new shorts I was testing. This is how it should be. They are soft and absorbent. I like them so much, I am going to try and stick with this brand since they seem to fit me well. The price was pretty good too.
I highly recommend these shorts.
Date published: 2013-06-04
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Novara Rail Double Bike Shorts - Men's Customer Reviews