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In Motion


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike Croteau a Cross Country Rider from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2000

Strengths:    looks OK, fits OK,

Weaknesses:    broken snap closure, twice!
The first time it broke was in the car before a race.
The second time was when they were washed (gentle cycle, no dryer)
material too heavy for the summer


Bottom Line:   
Forget it.
Bought and returned to Performance twice now.
They have good customer service, paying for return shipment and UPSing a replacement ASAP. Probably Zoic

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Favorite Trail:   Mahlon Dick.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Bellwether, LL Bean

Bike Setup:   old Specialized, old Manitou, 21 speed, cantis.
haven't been able to kill it! (not for lack of trying, though)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Aaron Walters a Weekend Warrior from Ardmore Oklahoma USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2000

Strengths:    looks good, comfortable

Weaknesses:    ZIPPER SSSUUUUUCCCKKKKSSSS!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Make sure you look at the zipper. They use a cheap-o plastic zipper that will die immediatly. I'm too lazy to send them back so now I have a lovely safety pin holding it together. I just hope the safety pin stays in the safety position while I ride. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY UNTIL THEY FIRE THE SUIT THAT MADE THE ZIPPER CHOICE.

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Favorite Trail:   any without ticks and poison ivy

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   98 Specialized Stumpjumper

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Laura a Cross Country Rider from EC, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2000

Strengths:    They are lycra so they probably won't get holes in them like the cotton blend shorts.... if only I could wear them that long.

Weaknesses:    everything

Bottom Line:   
Just bought these for $20 and they totally suck. The gel does nothing for padding. Plus, the actual pad itself has a seam in it (they called it a baseball style pad). Guess they were right since it has baseball stitching on it. I believe the point of bike shorts is to eliminate seams, not create more problems. I did two spin classes with them in one day and couldn't ride a bike for almost 5 days. DO NOT PURCHASE!

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Favorite Trail:   woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale shorts

Bike Setup:   GT avalanche 2000

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by lcunnion a Weekend Warrior from usa

Date Reviewed: December 11, 1999

Strengths:    
i bought it for $20
has nice pockets
looks pretty cool (and i have gotten comments on their looks)


Weaknesses:    
there just a pair of shorts with synthetic lining. an overblown bathing suit.


Bottom Line:   
does this thing need to beat down any further?
yes - make sure you stay away from these things.
despite knowing about the dismal reviews i bought these because they cost about as much as a regular pair of shorts and they look pretty nice AS JUST A PAIR OF SHORTS. the padding is (as you've probably will read over and over again) is just token padding - it really has no actual merit. what sort of concept is that? to have the hydrostuff disperse away from where you need it... huh...

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
giro fizik saddle
on whatever seatpost
came stock on my
94 stumpy

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by dean a Weekend Warrior from denver

Date Reviewed: October 4, 1999

Strengths:    
cheap


Weaknesses:    
Lost gel (padding) after 2 weeks.
Contacted customer service - no response


Bottom Line:   
Bad product
poor (no) customer service
If can't see any reason to buy anything from a company with this attitude.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
trek 930

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Florida

Date Reviewed: October 3, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I'd like my money back...PLEASE!!!!! I'm selecting
one star at gunpoint.

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Favorite Trail:   
Anything x-treme

Duration Product Used:   
6 months


Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Al a Cross-Country Rider from So. Cal

Date Reviewed: September 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Nice looking.


Weaknesses:    
Fit is terrible.


Bottom Line:   
While these shorts are nice looking, they are without a doubt the most uncomfortable article of clothing I have ever owned. I would rather go riding in a plastic Santa outfit than wear these things. You can't make something this uncomfortable by accident. It has to be intentional. These things get so tight around your thighs that it feels like they are going to be jerked clean off of your body on the down stroke. Don't buy them. Don't even consider buying them......unless you would like to buy a used pair ;-0/

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Normal bike shorts/bibs



Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Joel Bermel a Cross-Country Rider from New Braunfels, Texas

Date Reviewed: August 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Price, appearance


Weaknesses:    
padding


Bottom Line:   
Bike shorts should add comfort and wick away moisture; these shorts don't do either.

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Favorite Trail:   
Muleshoe Bend

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Bellwether


Bike Setup:   
Schwinn Moab 3

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Dave? Hahn a Cross-Country Rider from STL, MO

Date Reviewed: July 13, 1999

Strengths:    
They at least look cool


Weaknesses:    
They aren't all that comfortable. The gel doesn't help at all, in fact I think it puts the pressure in all the wrong spots. Way too expensive for what you get


Bottom Line:   
Not worth the money, the loose liner doesn't allow you to properly position your package (this is a problem). The outer shorts I like, too hot for the summer though.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Plain old shorts and underwear


Bike Setup:   
1997 GT Karakoram

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by SNODOG1 a Cross-Country Rider from JERSEY

Date Reviewed: May 2, 1999

Strengths:    
MOST COMFORTABLE SHORT I HAVE EVER BEEN IN


Weaknesses:    
THE WORST SHORT I HAVE EVER BEEN IN


Bottom Line:   
I READ THI REVIEWS HERE AFTER I REQUESTED THESE SHORTS AS A PRESENT. LET ME START BY GIVING CREDIT WHEN CREDIT IS DUE, THEY DEFFINETLY ARE VERY COMFORTABLE. BUT THAT'S WERE IT ENDS. FIRST THEY ARE CUT VERY AWKARD, I HAD TO ORDER 2 SIZES LARGER THAN I ACTUALLY WAS JUST TO GET MY LEGS IN. MORE IMPORTANT IS TAHT THE GEL PAD PLAIN AND SIMPLE SUCKS. AFTER MAYBE 30 RIDES THIS YEAR THEY BURSTED. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THESE ANY POINTS, I JUST WANT TO INFORM FELLOW RIDERS OF THIS HORRIBLE PRODUCT BEFORE THEY BUY.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
RETRO KONA/Z2 BAM

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by sue a Weekend Warrior from dc area

Date Reviewed: April 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Pockets


Weaknesses:    
Gel? What gel?


Bottom Line:   
I agree with all the reviews below. I wish I'd read them first. At least they were cheap ($25 on sale) and while they're near useless for cycling, they're fine for inline skating, walking, mowing the lawn etc. A plus for women is that they make you look about 20 lbs heavier, so you don't get so many catcalls from scrubs as you pedal by.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a weekend warrior from NZ

Date Reviewed: February 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I bought some of these Gel filled things on a trip to the USA. I guess I should have realised they were crap 'cause they were 1/2 price on sale. Anyway the Gel mysteriously disappeared after only 1 month! Don't buy Gel filled shorts!!!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by BobC a weekend warrior from RI

Date Reviewed: January 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   


The Rock short - Since having it this summer.. and they are now in winter storage.. I found:Stiching is so so. Certain places like the zipper! started to come undone. Needless to say, that could not be left to keep going. Sew/snip. But this may be an oddball occurance as the rest of my two pairs kept going.Padding - doesn't work.Fit - Really biggy and the material rubs on you. And the tie down at the leg openings was less than desireable. The belt is kinda stiched in so you better be a perfect fit for your size. Otherwise the belt 'buckle' won't center on you but will be off to the side. Overall its only ok. Got the insport one and those are superior. Don't expect any good padding with the off-road type shorts.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jase a cross-country rider from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: October 4, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I had the In Motion Rock Short, It lasted about 1 riding season cost around 70 beans and isn't worth more than 20. It has a cotton outer shell wich gets heavy as hell when wet and if your in and out of the saddle alot -rips leaving your ass-end flapping in the wind. Luckily there's the inner-short that does nothing more than cover your but, becasue the HFS pad does next to nothing, acutually it does nothing. Suck it up wear the Lycra or look for a baggy short with a synthetic outer. Check out Trek's baggies they're not too bad.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jamie P. a cross-country rider from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 21, 1998

Bottom Line:   


These pieces of junk lasted about two rides, and all of a sudden, no more gel. Where did it go? I have to admit that they were VERY comfy until the gel leaked out, but after that it was like sitting on little pieces of broken plastic. Ouch.They'd be good if the gel pouch had even half an ounce of durability, but alas, they suck instead. Don't buy them. They're a huge waste of money.

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