Troy Lee Designs Ace Short  2014 Mountain Bike Review

Troy Lee Designs Ace Short 2014

Reviews / Shorts

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At A Glance

The Ace Shorts from Troy lee Designs are packed full of tech to place them firmly on the podium for the best MTB shorts around. They are made using a 4-way stretch, highly durable material. There are two side pockets that have been designed to not be uncomfortable when you are pedalling, even when you have stuff in them. Welded intake and exit vents provide permanent crotch ventilation and there are additional zippered vents too. They come with an inner chamois with Lycra side panels and there is a ribbed spandex stretch panel across the yoke of the shorts for added comfort. A padded back pocket and reflective TLD logos on both sides of the legs finish off a truly well thought out pair of shorts!

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On The Trail

Check the sizing on these as we have found they come up a little smaller than their DH shorts, either that or the pre Christmas food has been taking it’s toll. The Ace Shorts are really comfy to wear on a ride. The cut is just below the knee, but they work well with kneepads too. We’re fans of the stretchy material used, which lets you forget you are wearing them and just get on with the riding. We also love the padded back pocket, it’s big enough to fit an iPhone, credit card and a door key, and lets face it what else do you need? They’ve stood up to a fair amount of abuse too, and are certainly proving durable the ventilation is excellent too!


An extremely well engineered pair of riding shorts that are perfect for the rider looking for the ultimate in comfort, the 4 way stretch material is fantastic and you hardly notice you have them on even on long rides. We especially love the padded back pocket and the reflective detailing which is both stylish and safe…

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This review was in Issue 27 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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