Shorts too short?

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
Posts: 427
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 19:57 pm

Shorts too short?

Postby frankspencer1979 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:10 pm

After some new shorts. Was looking at Endura Singletracks, feel like they're the go to short, but I've seen a review mentioning they are a bit short. I've currently got Humvees and they are a little shorter than I'd like.

Now I'm thinking about the Endura Downhill shorts, but wonder if they'll be too baggy!? Dilemma!!

Anyone got any experience of they above, or any recommendations? I'm 6'2 and want shorts that sit just below the knee, £60 max.

User avatar
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 20:31 pm

Re: Shorts too short?

Postby devbrix » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:59 pm

Singletracks are great and the best shorts I've ever had. Really well made, great cut and very rugged. Have magnetic closures on the deep pockets which work really well and hip adjusters. I have small (I'm 5'10" and 10.5st) and they sit just above my knees which is perfect for me. I've ordered lots of baggy shorts which turned out to be ridiculously baggy (comedy shorts) which I've had to send back. Bought my wife a pair too and they survived a nasty spill on the Gorlech at Brechfa last week. Singletracks are highly recommended from me.
All of these things....

Long Time Lurker
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 09:00 am

Re: Shorts too short?

Postby Long Time Lurker » Thu Jan 10, 2013 08:23 am

Hummvee 3/4s?
They are my go-to shorts at the moment. They sit about 5 or 6 inches below the knee.
(Or is that too long?)
2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)

User avatar
Posts: 6248
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:22 am

Re: Shorts too short?

Postby .blitz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 08:45 am

Singletracks are definitely shorter than Humvees ime. OK when standing up but too short on the bike.

What you want are some All-Marketing baggies from Royal, Race Face, Fox, Sombrio, Dakine etc. I'm 6'2" and have got trail/freeridey baggies from all of them they are roomy without being flappy and plenty long enough if you choose a 16-17" inseam

Return to “MTB Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: davestourbus and 1 guest