Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts
Glad I bought these shorts!
So I'm a new rider and want as much protection in case of a fall as I can and these shorts are the place to be for that.
As all the other reviews say these shorts run a bit short, I'm 202lbs and 5'11" and I got the extra large and they fit perfectly. They fit slightly tight and make getting on the bike a bit harder but once your on you don't even notice they are there.
I wanted something with great hip protection and that is the place they lack a bit, a big pad of foam but compared to the serious plastic thigh and tailbone pads it's the least protected part.
I bought my Kevlar jeans one size larger to fit these underneath and you cant even notice they are there, no mischeline man look when you get off the bike.
Overall these are the most protective shorts you are going to get so if you take protection and your body seriously then get the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts
April 14, 2014
Protective gear should always be with you!
Very comfortable and well designed. It runs small so make sure to order a size larger than usual. Highly recommend this!
March 29, 2014
These offer really good protection. I was specifically looking for good tailbone padding as I messed mine up pretty good recently in a crash. I have a hard time believing I'm going to go through the hassle of using them on my daily work commute, but will for going out on rides, dirt, and snowboarding.
February 25, 2014
Great Under jeans or MX pant
I like them a lot. Very comfy, I am a 36" with a skinny butt and the XL fits great.
Protection seems better than similarly priced shorts.
I thought they were a bit pricy, but think I will be very happy with them, the construction is up to Alpinestars standards.and they will get a lot of use.
I can wear my everyday jeans or MX pants over them.
January 12, 2014
Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts
great product, just be careful as some abound with narrow size.
excellent finishes as usual Alpinestar
December 16, 2013
very good item
i recommended is very light and comfortable, i use this shorts when use a pants whit hips protection, is good for long trips
December 10, 2013
I bought the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts to wear under jeans for extra protection. Overall, they work well.
The fitting is a bit on the small side - the waist fits well, but it's a bit tight around the thighs. Even with the tight fit, it's still comfortable.
In terms of stylying, they're noticeable under jeans and will make your hamstrings/quads look bigger.
October 22, 2013
I bought these for dual sporting to wear under my Klim pants. I had a get off in the gravel around 15-20 mph. I landed on my left side and the only thing I got was a bruise! The bruise actually happened in the area between the thigh armor and hip pad. Protection on these is proven in my opinion.
Fit is very small. I an 5'10" 185 lbs. I ordered an XL. Normally I would be a large in most things. Even the XL is pretty tight.
Comfort is pretty good with these. The silicon leg bands keep the shorts in place on your leg and I don't notice them. The tailbone pad will be fine as long as you aren't sitting on something hard. If you sit on something hard you will definitely need to adjust. You do get some air through these shorts and that helps keep you comfortable as well.
Overall, I would say that these shorts are worth buying and using. If mine tore up today I would buy another pair.
October 21, 2013