As a simplified version ofThe innovative Stratos short,The Red Rock short features durable lightweight materials and a removable inner short withThe Ergo Fit 2D Insert, making it a reliableTrail favorite. Designed for optimalThermo regulation at hotTemperatures (> 25°C/ 77°F). High performing insert with 2 densities and 2 differentThicknesses of mid density perforated foam for maximum comfort, support and moisture management. Low profile bonded construction enhances fit and comfort.TrailTech S L
a Cross Country Rider
from Laguna Beach, Ca
Date Reviewed: July 28, 2009
Strengths: Nice and Light weight, stretchy/flexible, water repellent, quality construction, non-chaffing material, snap-in ventilated spandex liner short w/ comfy ergo chamois, 2 cargo pockets, non-baggy fit
Weaknesses: not necessarily a weakness, but they're a tad on the long side (22" outseam i believe). no zip vents, but they dont really need them with the nice fabric.
photo shown is for the spandex liner/chammy shorts. go to www.mavic.com to see the actual shorts.
i was a little hesitant buying these w/o checking them out in person. also, mtb clothes seems like a newer venture for mavic, but they make great wheels so i assumed their clothes would be on par. definitely well worth it, and glad i picked up a pair of these shorts. im 5'11" 155lbs (30-31in waist 32in inseam) and wear mediums. the waist line has a little room, and they fall about center knee.
Quality is superb. The inside of the material is textured to prevent chaffing and works perfectly. Excellent fit, with strategically placed neoprene like stretch panels so theres no worrying about the shorts moving around or bunching up.