Troy Lee Designs Sprint downhill pants review£119.99

Supremely comfortable racing gear

BikeRadar score4/5

Coming in at almost half the weight of Troy Lee’s last bicycle-specific race pants – 530g for the 34in size we tested – the new Sprints take refinement to another level, making strategic use of different materials in different areas to balance comfort and durability and reduce heat build-up.

The fit and feel is superb thanks to the tapered legs, extra room in the knees for pads and the use of stretchy material on the thighs. There’s also a stretchy yoke at the rear that ensures there’s no binding or restriction when you pedal or move around on the bike.

The two zipped pockets on the front are a welcome addition to these otherwise race-focused trousers, with space for keys, small change and a lift pass, though they’re a little too small for a modern smartphone.

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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