Specialized Demo Pro shorts review£100.00

Versatile gravity-geared shorts

BikeRadar score4/5

You’d be forgiven for thinking these were trail shorts, weighing in at a mere 330g (34in size) and manufactured from four-way stretch material. But despite their pedal-friendly hallmarks, Specialized has actually designed the new Demo Pros for gravity riding.

Out on the trail, they’re a pleasure to wear. Their stretchy construction not only makes them superbly comfortable; the fabric feels great against the skin, avoiding the need for a separate mesh lining. Front vents deliver a decent enough stream of cooling air that, combined with the lightweight material, ensures you don’t overheat even on the hottest of days.

With a 406mm (16in) inseam, the length is spot on for downhill riding, but these shorts have proved great for a wider variety of riding disciplines. The detailing and durability has proved to be of the highest quality too, which helps justify the high price tag.

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

Olly Forster

Staff Writer, UK
Olly started riding in '94 after reading Mountain Biking UK as a teenager, and by '97 he'd done his first downhill race. Having worked in the bike industry since 2000 in a range of roles, he's still as hungry as ever to test new kit and explore fresh trails.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Downhill and trail
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada IPA

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