Troy Lee Designs Moto Short  2013 Mountain Bike Review

Troy Lee Designs Moto Short 2013

Reviews / Shorts

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These shorts are badass, pure and simple. Don’t be fooled though, while their tough and burley exterior lends them perfectly to DH, I’ve fallen in love with them so much they are getting used for trail riding duties too. Made using tough 600 denier polyester you’ll have a hard time ripping them in a crash. This does mean they have a “stiff” feel, but there are some clever stretch panels made from Spandex that make them feel much less rigid while you ride.

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My favourite thing about the Moto shorts is that the pockets are on the sides of the legs, meaning you can store your phone or multi-tool and it won’t bother you while you pedal. There is also a clever stash on the rear of the shorts, which is neatly hidden away.

Reflective piping is found on the backs of the legs and there are some stylish logo placements too. A zip fly and ratchet closure system finish off the Moto shorts and it is worth noting the waist is slightly elastic so there is a little bit of leeway in the sizing. Cut for a freeride/DH fit they look stylish and ride very well with kneepads too, we didn’t find them catching even on long days in the saddle.

Plenty of colour ways should mean you should find a pair to suit you! If you haven’t had a pair of these in your collection yet, you need to get some they are brilliant.

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This review was in Issue 25 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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