The DAKINE Syncline Short features a lightweight yet burly fabric and an ergonomic fit to help you take on the most epic all-mountain rides.Gusseted crotch panel prevents seam blowoutsZippered front pockets keep the essentials secureRib-knit back stretch panel for effortless movementAll-mountain fit offers plenty of coverage without snagging on your knees while you pedal
Strengths: well adjustable, very comfortable, huge pockets, high back.
could be .5 -1 inch longer (to cover the knees)
I love the huge front pockets - there's enough place for almost everything I need during a ride (even if I'am using a backpack I put my gloves, glasses, buff and so on in the pockets during a break).
The inner mesh material is very comfortable and the outer shell seems to be very durable.
I have a ~ 33 waist - the L is perfect; when I open the waist adjustement there's still place for a padded DH undershort.
I'm planning to mtb the 31mi syncline mountain loop this week. I'm basing my expectations on Richard Larson's 1991 book on mountain biking in Alaska. The trail starts out around mile 123 on the glen highway. I've heard the locals run a dogsled race around syncline mountain every winter, and presum ... Read More »
In the next couple weeks I'm planning on doing some XC training rides at Syncline, up Courtney Rd, Down cry baby/little moab.
I found this, but it doesn't have a lot of detail:
[url=http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/188000]The Syncline | Mountain Biking in Washington[/url]
I am conc ... Read More »
With much respect to the good people that volunteer their time to maintain trails, I have to say I am soooo disappointed with the new trail routing on the hidden valley trail at Syncline this year. For starters, they have taken the eastern entrance trail from what was just an awesome steep single t ... Read More »