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  • Elite Transfer In-R-Cool fabric provides superior cooling and reflective sun protection
  • Anatomic 6-panel design provides a snug, stay-put fit
  • Direct Vent panels enhance breathability
  • Silicone leg gripper keeps shorts in place without binding
  • Elite 3D Chamois provides comfort during long days in the saddle
  • Reflective logos enhance visibility in low light


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Best Use Road Cycling
Bike Short Style Form-fitting
Fabric 80% nylon/12% elastane/8% polyester
Liner Fabric 80% nylon/12% elastane/8% polyester
Pad Type Standard Chamois
Panel Construction 6-panel
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
Reflectivity Yes
Inseam (in.) 9 inches
Gender Men's

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Older model cut fit better, sigh I've been wearing PI shorts for close to 20 years now, and through that entire time (and many different cuts/pads) they have always fit great... not so much with the model available in the spring of 2015. Recently bought this new model, and the fit is less than sterling. They seem to have forgotten that the male version needs a (how should we say this)... pocket in the front for your own personal junk. They are still a nice short, just no where near as nice as they were in past model years, when there was more reasonable shaping in this area.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor construction I bought the Medium and am surprised to see the change in size. I have used PI biking shorts for five years and have been very happy. But this one is too small and the fit is terrible. The first day I wore it the color from the shorts, the black color ran just with the normal sweating and ruined my cycling jersey. Disappointed that PI changed the sizing.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Great Shorts, RUN ONE SIZE SMALL NOW Great shorts, my third pair, good tough fabric and good fitting pad, on the thick side so good for mountain biking tool. However they have redesigned these shorts and they now run a size small. I fit a large in the old ones and now fit an extra large. The larges will fit on me but its a very snug fit.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Yes Pearl did make them smaller I read the reviews and went with the normal XL. They were comfortable on my first 30 mile ride but I had hoped these will replace my 3 year old Pearl Attacks. Those are my go to distance short. These fit differently, are shorter waisted and pretty snug. If you are borderline between sizes go one size up. They are built with multiple panels so the jury is out and the may have more general give in them. I will work the mileage up and hope I love them later.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Extra Cost I have been gradually upgrading some of my older and worn bike shorts and these are definitely worth the extra money above the $80 shorts, but a good idea to use a coupon or dividend. A better chamois for a more comfortable ride. I've always worn a large in this brand, and recently lost a few pounds, so really can't comment on whether they are cut smaller or not.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Ride I bought these shorts last month and they've been the most comfortable riding shorts I've ever owned. They were pricey, so I hesitated, but they're well worth it.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts This is my third pair. I do both road and mtn biking and these are great for both.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome bike short for endurance MTB-ing Rode the Leadville 100 in them this year and couldn't have been happier. Infinately better than previous years shorts. Wicks sweat, stays in place, well padded and color coorditaed for training and race day. I have the red, white and blue, naturally, and hope they last me for years!
Date published: 2015-11-16
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