Fox Ultimatum shorts £100

Trendy shorts for warmer rides

BikeRadar score 4/5

A heavier pair of shorts that are warmer than some of the featherweight styles we've tested. But they have a protective feel about them, and good mesh inserts stop you overheating. 

Together with a generous leg length, they make a good enduro-style combo that gives reassuring coverage for descents but is comfortable enough for extended riding. The cut was a smidge long in the rise for this tester, but the fit was otherwise so neat that this mattered less than it might. 

The smooth-lined waistband, with inner adjusters, stayed comfortably in place too. The leg shape is good for tall riders – generous without referencing a galleon in full sail. And not to be too shallow, but this style looks just as good for hanging around in.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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