Fox Racing High Frequency Shorts

4.08/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $90.00


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Product Description

Fox High Frequency Short '08. Year after year, these shorts prove to be the best. These fine-tunable fitting shorts provide great breathability through zip air vents and ultimate comfort through stretchy panels.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, California USA

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2009

Strengths:    -Vent zippers
-Cargo short fit
-Waistband adjustment
-Chamois doesn't feel like a baggy diaper
-Microfiber outer and vented spandex liner
-Slim fit will not snag on bike


Weaknesses:    -Main zipper is too short
-Only two small zippered pockets


Bottom Line:   
They cost a lot, but Fox's high-end MTB shorts are excellent performers all around. They are cool, comfortable and will save your skin on crashes that would shred spandex cycling shorts completely. The high tech antibacterial chamois is padded in all the right places and is comfortable enough even for 3+ hour epic rides.

If these can last at least five years...I got my money's worth!

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park(24 Hours Adrenalin Course)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized
Pearl Izumi
Sugoi


Bike Setup:   19-pound Cannondale XC hardtail.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mikeerac a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    Look great, fit is great, very confortable

Weaknesses:    Long term wear possibly suspect, may be sorted in newer versions

Bottom Line:   
I got a very good deal on these from Stif as they were, at the time, last season's design. They have a mesh liner and very comfortable padded insert. I can't agree with anyone who says these are confortable off the bike as walking around with a foam pad between your legs/bum/nuts is not natural! However, get on the bike and the design really makes sense, very comfortable. There's pockets in the right places and they look very cool. My only issue is the way these are put together, i did a sixty mile charity ride, on the road, and got a very bad saddle sore where these had never given me grief before. When i got home i examined the shorts and noticed that the stitching had come out from the pad and left a gaping hole between the liner and the pad itself which had been rubbing my tender bits! I have got two pairs of these and have no problems with the second pair. I have also got a pair of Fox sergeant shorts, with removeable liners and there is a huge step up in quality and comfort so i would go for these (even though they are very expensive) if you can afford it.

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Favorite Trail:   Swinley Forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   stif

Similar Products Used:   Altura, Fox Sergeant

Bike Setup:   Kona Blast

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by do2b a Cross Country Rider from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2008

Strengths:    Good quality construction with good materials.

Weaknesses:    The liner is cheaply made.

Bottom Line:   
Either spend more to get the Epic or less to get the Pondersoa or the Mid-ranger. These are not worth the money, unless you rip out the chamois. It feels like cardboard.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $49.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox Mid-ranger, Fox Epic, Hoss Ponderosa

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse warrior 5.0, fox float 32 RLC, X.9 trany and shifters, Panaracer tires, avid juicy 7 brakes, shimano XT pedals and cassette, Raceface cranks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Iwan Kemp a Racer from Cape Town, South Africa

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2007

Strengths:    Tough, zips help cool it down,comfortable padding

Weaknesses:    Can be a bit warmin South African summer

Bottom Line:   
Great shorts

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Favorite Trail:   Eden / Delvera Blk Route

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Factory Store

Similar Products Used:   Other FOX trail shorts, Anatomic

Bike Setup:   Titus Moto Lite II

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Denver CO USA

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2007

Strengths:    Fit, style, and comfort

Weaknesses:    poor construction.

Bottom Line:   
Poor stitching and glue why???, DONT BUY THEM UNLESS IN THE BARGIN BASEMENT

Unless you got a sewning machine and like sweating off the trail over a sewing machine , walk away.

Fox don't use glue in the most criticle place. I can handle thread I can't handle rough edges and bunched up fabric down there.

Pay more to your sweatshop employees for some extra stiching. Did you hire a bunch of dress makers cause hidden single seems don't work in mountain biking.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $64.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Straight 6 the Lengend lives

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grady a Weekend Warrior from Elgin, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2007

Strengths:    -TOP QUALITY chamois
-Stylin'
-Very breathable
-Slim fit
-Adjustable waistband


Bottom Line:   
Top quality shorts that you would gladly wear off of a bike. They are comfortable and ventilated, and the fit is the best I have seen yet. If you are looking for some baggies that WILL NOT ever get caught on your saddle, check out the High Frequency shorts. BUY FROM AJSSPORTINGGOODS! Great prices and great service!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   ajssportinggoods.com

Similar Products Used:   Azonic DH, Nashbar, various road shorts

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chas a Cross Country Rider from Titusville,Fl.

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2007

Strengths:    Fit Feel Look

Weaknesses:    price(@retail)

Bottom Line:   
KILLLER SHORTS/Lame Merchant - Randall Scott Co. has an absolutely BAD return policy!!! Read very carefuly before doing business. Almost every other online company has a better return policy than Randall Scott. Not to say you can`t get a good deal there...just make sure there is no way possible that you need/want to return whatever you have bought. BEWARE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Randall Scott

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   yes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zoli a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Aus

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2007

Strengths:    Great looking Short, Breathable Zips on front and back, high build quality and comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Price is high, but you are getting alot of short for the price.

Bottom Line:   
Great shorts to go riding in, comfortable and breathes well when Zips are opened. Very casual looking short and chamois doesnt look obtrusive. A bit expensive over here in Aus ($149) but otherwise deffinetly worth the buy.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Goldcross Cycles

Bike Setup:   Modded Scott Reflex 50

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Gardner MA USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2006

Strengths:    Really Comfy, looks awsome, not too tight not too loose

Weaknesses:    I don't want to take them off

Bottom Line:   
These shorts are awsome. the pockets aren't too useful, but having anything in your pockets while riding is usually uncomfortable anyway. A little pricey but worth the investment.

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Favorite Trail:   Leominster State Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Starter basketball shorts.....ouch

Bike Setup:   02 Kona Bear

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by easyliven a Cross Country Rider from North Little Rock, Ar.

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2006

Strengths:    The fit, the zippered and the snap front.

Weaknesses:    Padding

Bottom Line:   
I like the looks and fit of the shorts. The snap front and the zipper are really nice. The adjustable velcro srtaps are real useful for adjusting the fit. However the padding is way to much. It's like riding with about 3 big kotex pads between your legs and really gauld the crotch area. I had my wife rip out about 1/2 of the padding. They are still not what I would like but they're excepable. My suggestion is that you save your money on these over priced over stuffed shorts and get something less expensive with less padding.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   competativesports.com


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Lakewood, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2006

Strengths:    Great fit, light chamois, ventilation.

Weaknesses:    Chamois may be too light for some riders on wrong saddle on a long ride.

Bottom Line:   
Great fitting pair of riding shorts, light weight, really comfy. I'm sure these will last as long as I may need. I like the adjustment of the waist band. and the pockets come in handy for chewing gum and GU.

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Favorite Trail:   Turnbull

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Fox Mid Ranger

Bike Setup:   Marin Rift Zone

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew a Cross Country Rider from Burque

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2006

Strengths:    Soft, zip vents, and stash pocket on back of waist.

Weaknesses:    Chamois is the best.

Bottom Line:   
They didn't hold up nearly as long as I thought they would. The chamois starting tearing from liner quickly with much less use than my Epic had. Because of the attached liner it's hard to get a good fit. Do yourself a favor and spend a little more and get yourself the Fox Epic shorts.

But they are still better than most mountain shorts you'll find out there.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Fox Epic Shorts

Bike Setup:   Salsa Moto Rapido, Fox F80RLT fork, X-9, Race Face Deus Cranks, Easton EC90 Riser bars, Thomson Stem & Post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by base 01 a Weekend Warrior from tampa, fl usa

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2005

Strengths:    Fit like a glove

Weaknesses:    none baby

Bottom Line:   
these are so comfortable and fit so well that i wear them as regular shorts as well. i am going to buy another pair. they are durable and breathe/vent well. they are actually cooler than my lycra shorts. the chamy is well padded. i do not put them into the drier because i want them to last and because they dry so fast. you will like these shorts.

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Favorite Trail:   alafia

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   fox baggy shorts, specialized lycra shorts, swimsuit

Bike Setup:   stumpjumper expert 120

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Randy a Cross Country Rider from San Clemente

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2004

Strengths:    Excellent chamois and fit
Fox quality


Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
The best mtn. bike short I've ever tried. In most baggy shorts, the chamois feels like you have a waffle between you legs. These have a road-bike quality chamois that you don't even notice when your off the bike. Plenty of pockets and ventilation zips, cool suede-like fabric and nice low-key look. Expensive but worth it if a superior fit is important to you.

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Favorite Trail:   El Moro

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   supergo


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gene a Weekend Warrior from gettysburg,pa

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2004

Strengths:    Amazing chamois. Truly amazing. So comfortable that I felt like I was sitting on my couch. The design is groovy also.

Weaknesses:    expensive

Bottom Line:   
I love these shorts. Get some, the construction will hold up better than any other baggy short.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere in Michaux

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   independent bike shop

Similar Products Used:   cannondale, nike

Bike Setup:   Jamis dakar comp full suspension

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