The Zoic Men's Sovereign 3-in-1 Short includes a removable liner with Zo-Wick chamois so you can opt for added cushion and moisture management or just wear the Sovereign as a regular short. The 14 inch inseam adds style and covers your ridiculous knobby knees so you can head straight to the pub after your ride without a hint of shame.Integrated webbing belt for secure custom fitPlenty of pocket space for keys, snacks, etc ...Media pocket with audio port for your musicIntegrated vents promote airflowIncudes sunglass wipe for eyewear care
Strengths: What I like about these shorts: The chamois is great quality, and breathable. The snap closure and zipper with the adjustable waist hook and loop allow you to customize the waist area, which provides the right fit. The material is pretty good quality, although not breathable. There is ample pocket space, although not exactly where I would prefer to store my items. They look pretty cool.
Weaknesses: What I don't like about them: They are too long, the length hinders pedaling. The pockets are located outer thigh, a few inches above the knee, and combined with the short length, would hinder pedaling even further if I had decided to place anything in the pocket. My take, the fit is too baggy in most areas and awkward, and the length is too long to be a short that anyone would want to do any serious riding on. No hand pockets. (FWIW, I prefer hand pockets just so I don't have to carry my wallet, car keys and cell phone every time I run into a gas station or store, to and from the trail. I also place my Ipod in my hand pockets while riding.)
Who were these shorts designed for: These shorts were designed for someone who doesn't mind a baggy and long fit, isn't really out there to put long miles in, and has no need for hand pockets. These shorts will look cool on most people, but for me, I don't really like the fit for even spending 2+ hours in the saddle.
Hi guys, since I have a few singlespeed bikes, I was thinking that MAYBE, I could run gears on my Sovereign. 1X9 or 1X10. So running only one gear in the front means I can go with a short cage rear derailleur. From what I know, only the Saint (looking at the 2013 stuff) is available with a short cag ... Read More »
Commented on the best steel hardtail thread and almost asked there but decided not to "derail" on that one...
I've been riding 2 bikes (both SS, both small sizes) exclusively for the last 3 years:
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My last two rides were each on a new pair of shorts. I recently purchased the Zoic Sovereign and the Fox Ranger, both 2012 version of the shorts. Here is my review and as a side by side comparison.
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Intermediate rider, clyde size. Not fast, not the slowest. My riding partner will be waiting on me so I'm the slow one.
Trying to get about 2 hours of riding in out there tomorrow (2.5 max). Can we expect to finish the lariat loop no problem (not doing the slickrock sections north of Dalton We ... Read More »