a Cross Country Rider
from Mesa, AZ
Date Reviewed: January 26, 2006
Strengths: Comfort Fit Pricepoint
I purchased two pair of the IMBA design "Team" short a couple months ago (see review) and really liked them, so I went back to Voler for more. I got the "Wire" design for these with the loud blue side panels, admittedly just to have something that wasn't the same old black. I was very happy with the fit and comfort of the Team shorts and these are even better. Get yourself a pair. I won't go anywhere else now.
Similar Products Used: Pearl Izumi, Canari, Voler Team Short
Bike Setup: Yeti Koko, Marz Marathon XC
from Grande Cache, AB
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2004
Strengths: Fit Fabric Pad
Weaknesses: Graphics, if you don't like them Only available in one color
The Peloton short is similar to the Team short, except that it uses lighter fabric for the side panels, so it's a little more road oriented. The Cantera pad is great - comfortable, durable and dries fast. The graphics definitely aren't subtle, but I don't mind.
a Cross Country Rider
from Grand Terrace, Ca, USA
Date Reviewed: December 30, 2002
Strengths: Great fabric feel you actually dont feel them. Quality construction, everything holds together very well wash after wash (I hand wash). Chamois is synthetic so can use them comfortably two or three times before a wash (they don't harden up. Graphics are "built-in" aint going to peel off and fade, very attractive colors and design too (not overly flashy). Stay up at the waist, no slipping or discomfort and are the right length (dont go way up to your navel or beyond making you look like u got a wedgie). Grippers are soft and comfy have a no feel and stay where they should. The short is worth every dollar compared to whats out in the market in terms of quality, comfort. durability, and looks. After two years and rotating only 3 pairs they feel, (unfeel), still like new. Suit any type of rider, XC, epics, super epics, DH, Roadies. Comfy even 30 min after a ride.
Weaknesses: Really none. Some may not like company name on shorts but for 35 bucks I'm willing to advertise the Velo name.
Your ride is only as good as your shorts. Riding trails after I got these shorts allowed me to think about and enjoy the trail so much more and not my sore, numb, uncomfy crouch, especially on trails like Santa Ana where stopping is a no - no. I brought two pair, I wasnt sure of my size (lg & xl)and I dont "buy" all the promotional hype especially after all the shorts I've tried. I really dont like wearing bike tights (I'm a basketball player, comfy in baggy shorts) but, these are made very well and and I'm ok with them in public too. Get the right fit (no extra tightness to expose a bugle you never knew was there) and they feel "loose" (unfeel feeling). Free return so I returned the XL for a different color Lg plus ordered another color (nice color selection). The only thing as good, if not better than the shorts is the Customer Service. They really care about you and want repeat business and show it. Do yourself a favor and give them a try, got nothing to lose all to gain (free candy in the order), don't like the shorts return them. I'm just glad I found these shorts.