The Royal Racing Matrix Mountain Bike Short is right at home whether you?re hitting a huge gap or pounding beers with your buddies in the parking lot. These street-styled shorts feature a removable liner with a perforated performance pad for riding comfort. The Matrix offers padding, storage space, and performance from your early morning rides to your late-night stumbles. The Spandex lower-back stretch panel keeps short ride-up to a minimum, while hook-and-loop waist closure ensure a perfect fit every time.
Strengths: Fit, comfort, style, from a company with outstanding customer support.
The first pair I purchased was from the first production run of this model. The construction of the shorts was average at best, but the fit and comfort of these was so good I didn't care. Over seven months of use the stitching on the short and liner deteriorated and zippers broke. I contacted the USA distributor just to inquire on the quality. I got a quick reply confirming they had some QC issues with the initial batch. I was offered warranty replacement, sent the shorts back and received new ones in less than a week. Construction on the new ones are top notch!! I was so impressed I purchased a pair of the Royal Esquire shorts as well. Same great quality and fit as the Matrix, a little lighter feel with better airflow for the hot summer rides.
Have a 2006 Toyota Matrix XR Have only carried one bike all these years, inside the car. Am needing to be able to carry two (at least) bikes, and looking for ideas. I do own a Yakima 4bike/2inch hitch rack. I've looked for a 2inch hitch but seems like only 1 1/4" hitches are available. Anyone ever u ... Read More »
I [URL="http://forums.mtbr.com/apparel-protection/anyone-riding-2012-royal-matrix-shorts-hows-fit-847635.html"]tried this over the apparel forum[/URL], but didn't get a response, so I thought I'd give this a shot.
Has anyone ridden the 2012 Royal Racing Matrix shorts? Did they run big or small? ... Read More »
I'm looking for one more pair of shorts for the season, and like a lot of the Royal gear I have, but can't try anything on around here. The 2012 Matrix short is supposed to be 32-34 for medium or 34-36 for large. I'm a 34, and am constantly stuck between. Anyone have experience with these? Do they r ... Read More »
I'm looking for a new vehicle to replace my old Subaru that leaks oil like an offshore BP rig and isn't worth fixing. I've been seriously considering the Mazda Tribute or a Pontiac Vibe (I like the styling of those more than their counterparts). I haven't test driven a Vibe yet so I'm not sure what ... Read More »