Endura MT500 Shorts Shorts

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Endura MT500 Shorts


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by linuxxx a Cross Country Rider from vecindario

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2010

Strengths:    GREAT , VERY CONFORTABLE, VERY DURABLE , 1 YEAR OF HARD HARD USE AND SAME LIKE THE FIRST DAY . INCREIBLE .

Weaknesses:    NONE .

Bottom Line:   
JUST DO LOOK FOR OTHER SHORTS , NO ONE IN THE MARKET IS BETTER THAT THIS ONE . I COME LAST 2 YEARS USING ASSOS MILLE S2 AND S5 . AND THIS SHORT IS REALLY BETTER AND LAST MORE . WITH MORE THAT ONE YEAR OF USE IT LOOKS LIKE FIRST DAY . NO CHAFFINGS , NO NEED TO USE WITH CREAMS . JUST PERFECTS .

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Favorite Trail:   España

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles

Similar Products Used:   UFFFF ALLLLLL , CASTELLI , ASSOS , ADIDAS , GORE , SPECIALIZED , PEARLIZUMI ,ETC ETC .

Bike Setup:   EPIC FULL SUSPENSION LIGHT .

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gandhi a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2009

Strengths:    Durability, long lasting tight fit, padding, reflective logo.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
These shorts are just about impossible to wear out. I bought these in 2002 and I use them on my XC rides, on the road bike and when spinning. They don't stretch with age and washing as other shorts do. The padding is very comfortable and does the job. They don't rip when brushing against spruce twigs and the like on the trail.
The next pair I'm buying will be Endura MT500. Only this time in the bib version.

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Favorite Trail:   Hellas

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Cykelcity Stockholm

Similar Products Used:   Newline, Castelli

Bike Setup:   Niner EMD9 (3x9) with Reba Race, Cannondale Silk Road and a fixie/SS Nishiki Olympic Royal.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by craig merrell a Cross Country Rider from albuquerque

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2005

Strengths:    Value! The price is a little hard to swallow at first but you can see from the fact that they're 10 yr old that they are well worth it.

Weaknesses:    ????

Bottom Line:   
BUY THESE SHORTS!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   otero canyon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   aarvark bike

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Bizango, Surly Karate Monkey 29ner... SRAM 9.0, SID, Hayes... Sun Ringle rims & hubs.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Geoff King a Cross Country Rider from Christchurch, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2005

Strengths:    Durability, comfort

Weaknesses:    Expensive - but you get what you paid for. How many other pairs of shorts are still going strong after nearly 10 years?

Bottom Line:   
The best piece of biking kit I've bought, ever. After a high-speed encounter with some gravel recently I was amazed to find that my 9 year old MT 500s were still intact (more than can be said for my Specialized gloves!) and had saved some parts of my anatomy from serious skin loss...was so impressed I decided I had to buy another pair on a recent trip to England. Shame no one sells them south of the border here in NZ...

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Favorite Trail:   Queen Charlotte Track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Edinburgh Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Cima, Ground Effect (excellent value for money), various generic brands

Bike Setup:   03 Kona Caldera with HopeXC/Huegi disc hubs laced to Campag K2 rims (old but bomb-proof), Hope headset, SRAM X7 shifters, X9 rear mech and Deore front,LX crank and chainrings, Deore hydro brakes, Thudbuster seatpost and WTB Rocket V race saddle, Crank Bros EB pedals, Marz EXR fork...only original parts left on bike are stem, frame, brakes, front mech and bar...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stone from utah

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
pricey but excellent quality. This was my first venture into cycling shorts so I can't compare to others. The fabric is thick and holds its elasticity well. Good flatlock stitching. Outside hip panels have an underlayer of coolmax fabric for extra protection in case of a spill. They are quite comfortable and I have not found the chamois or any of the stitching to be uncomfortable. Bottom line - comfortable and durable. I also have an Endura Airzone jacket, but no place to review on this site. It too was pricey, but excellent quality. Because it is windproof and seals up nicely at wrists, hips and neck, it will keep you warm (while riding) in quite chilly weather and as it warms up, you can loosen the velcro wrist closure and pit/chest zips to let in air for cooling. Extremely breathable. The waterproofing which I believe also makes it windproof is built in and will not wash off. If the day gets too warm it compacts nicely into its own back pocket and becomes a fanny pack. five for both

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   aardvark

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   mountain and road with sdg aventura comp ti on mntn and steel rails on road bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David from Dorset, UK

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2000

Strengths:    Build quality, antibacterial pad, design.

Weaknesses:    Takes a long time to dry.

Bottom Line:   
The bees knees.

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Favorite Trail:   bridleway in front of my house

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Endura.co.uk


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from W.Sussex, U.K.

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2000

Strengths:    super tough,comfortable,very breathable,

Weaknesses:    I guess they are a little expensive, but they've outlasted every other piece of kit I own.

Bottom Line:   
The mix of materials and quality of construction...I'm pretty sure they are made in Scotland, make these shorts the best item of bike clothing I have ever owned. I have a pair of Endura MT500 tights as well, and like the shorts they are quite superb. I don't know how many times I've fallen while wearing them, but the material has no holes or even any snags. They also offer the best protection against 'road rash' I've come across. Definitely classics.

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Favorite Trail:   various South Downs trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $48.00

Similar Products Used:   countless.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dr Tim a Cross Country Rider from Beeding, W. Sussex, UK

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2000

Strengths:    Crash resistance, durability. Finish. Not a stitch out of place yet.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Amazing. Forget Assos. I also have a pair of the MT500 tights. Nothing comes close.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Assos, Castelli, Santini, etc

Bike Setup:   Klein Adroit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Brown a Cross Country Rider from Manchester, England

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2000

Strengths:    tough, comfy, durable

Bottom Line:   
The Best, The End......

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Favorite Trail:   North Yorkshire

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Pace, Cannondale, Pearl Izumi



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Alan a Cross-Country Rider from Fleet, England

Date Reviewed: May 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Beautifully made


Bottom Line:   
Well made, comfortable fit ideal for the UK. Yes they are expensive but you get what you pay for. I've come off a couple of times recently and there has been no damage at all to the shorts

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Pound a cross-country rider from UK

Date Reviewed: February 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I've tried various makes of shorts from Cannondales to OF3s but none seem to stand up to British
winter riding. The seams always come undone and the lycra goes see though (not very useful in the
summer) after a few months. The Endura shorts are British made for British riding conditions. They
have double seams and are made fron Spandura a thicker lyrca based material. They're also the most
comfortable shorts I've ever worn especially for long distance rides. Although they're quite expensive
(50 UKpounds) they're well worth the money.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Derek Brewster a cross-country rider from England

Date Reviewed: January 16, 1998

Bottom Line:   


The best. These shorts are made in the UK and have been specifically designed for MTBing. They obviously
have been manufactured to last with different fabrics used in the panels and specially strong stiching like no
other cycling shorts. Tech Spec: 9.2oz Cordura Plus/Lycra outer panels, 8.1oz Coolmax/Lycra inner side
panels, Kevlar flatlock stitching, synthetic seamless chamois liner.
Extremely comfortable for all day riding and they look fab too, with the gold stitching and bright Endura
logos down the back of the leg.
Expensive, yeah. But you get what you pay for. You'll never want any other shorts.

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