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Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts

Hip protection for whatever you need it for, the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts can be worn under just about anything for added hip protection. Whether you're a road racer, motocross madman or downhill mountain biker, the Freeride Shorts have your money makers covered. 

Features:

  • Protective yet extremely comfortable and flexible under pants
  • Lycra and mesh base construction
  • Ventilated, Bio-foam padding on hip, thigh and tailbone area for provides comfortable yet highly effective impact protection
  • Hard PU inserts reinforce the thigh and tailbone areas for additional impact and abrasion resistance
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.3 / 5
Air Flow
4.1 / 5
Fit
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Large
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
SM 605985 650707-13-S/29400174 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MD 605986 650707-13-M/29400175 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 605987 650707-13-L/29400176 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
XL 605988 650707-13-XL/29400177 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2XL 605989 650707-13-2X/29400178 Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours

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4.4 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.3 / 5
Air Flow
4.1 / 5
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
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5 / 5
Luck favors the prepared
Riders- I own a 08 gsxr 6 and a 2010 r6. Although none of us plan to fall, as the saying goes "there are only 2 types if riders, those who have fallen and those who haven't fallen yet." Well I had my first low side over the weekend. Coming off a country road making a left through the intersection hit a gravel patch whoosh!!! The bike came out from under me. Palm, knee, thigh shoulder head all hit the concrete. I got up, dusted myself off, stood my bike up, inspected for damage. Damaged frame slider only- minor scratches on lower fender- easily covered by sticker or two. Rode another 140 miles. Aldo had Dainese knee guards. No physical damage other than a charley horse on my shoulder. Definitely a different story without gear. "Is rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it".
Ride on,
Cam Swazey
January 19, 2015
Ride:
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
100mph+ crash tested - 5 stars!
I had a high speed lowside at a track...
and these things were bullet proof. Not even a bruise. Leathers were torn open on elbow (1st impact point) I slid... flew flipped and landed hard on my back.

I was very happy I made this purchase. They fit snug under my alpine stars leathers and Dainese leathers a bit of work to get into them but no discomfort once they are on. I am 5'8" 195lb 32" waist. I bought the XL size. Bang on sizing.

Good job Alpinestars!
Highly recommended.
April 21, 2016
Ride:
2010 Kawasaki Z1000
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Style
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
3 / 5
Real world crash with hip injury wearing these shorts
I've had these for a while now, and recently had a nasty dirtbike crash. Flew over the handlebars probably around 25 mph. I was wearing all the gear, including these shorts. I kind of walked away after an ER visit, but had a nasty hip pointer which has had me off the bike for 4 weeks now. The leg and tailbone padding is the minimal stuff you get on knee guards and elbow guards. However, the padding where you really need it (hips) is basically a soft padding that is easily compressed. I don't even see why they bothered adding it. Plus the hip "pad" doesn't go over the hip bone area. My motocross pants had some hip pad sewn in that augmented these shorts, but I don't think it all helped much.

Obviously, armor is not going to prevent every injury, but do yourself a favor, and get a pair of shorts that are way more comfortable with real armor with better coverage from Bohn. Only wish I'd have bought the Bohn shorts the first time. I'm guessing the forcefield shorts would probably be pretty good too.

By the way, the tailbone pad was uncomfortable to sit on for extended periods of time and they run small if you decide to try your luck with the Alpinestars.
May 26, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Good shorts if you get the sizing right
I purchased these shorts to wear underneath a pair of Dainese Drake Super Air Tex pants that have no protection in the hip area. The combination of both has been good. I wear a 32-33 waist jean and had to order a size large so the shorts run slightly small. Hip bone protection comes via two large upper soft pads. Hard armor is used for the thighs and coccyx protection. The first time I wore them was on a weekend ride in Arkansas in June riding 6-8hrs each day and had no issues.
August 24, 2015
Ride:
2007 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Good, but not the best.
These are comfortable and fit great. I have not had them long enough to test their durability, although I have worn them on a 10 hour day trip and they felt great the whole time.

The protection is good, however I wish that there was another piece of armour between the tailbone protector and the hip protector in order to help protect your rear in case you should slide on it. The Dianese version of this has it, and for the same price, however they were back ordered in my size.
September 5, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha YZF-R3
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
One of the only hard shell options on the market
If you're looking for protective hip pads in an undershort format, this is one of the only options on the market. The pricing is comparable to other soft foam options -- so it's a pretty good deal price-wise.

Hard plastic is very solid. You get tons of abrasion resistance. Lots of venting. It won't breath as well as foam, but that's the trade-off for protection. It's also heavier than foam options, but again you are getting a lot more protection. I bought this for downhill biking and the extra weight isn't a big deal given the other pads and bike weight.

Some complaints:
-order a size up. These run small. I'm a 33-waist and the large is just a slight bit tight.Also, they are a bit bulky, so your mountain bike shorts will fit tighter.
-washing. I don't think it is a good idea to machine was these. I think the disparate materials (hard plastic stitched to the liner) would lead to ripping. I hand-washed these and the red liner turned the water pink. Be careful if you don't want your other clothes turn pink.
-no chamois. No a big deal if you are using this for motorcycles. But for mountain bikes, you don't get the extra taint padding. Not a huge deal for downhilling since you aren't in the saddle much anyways but worth noting.

Pros:
-best-in-class protection
-reasonable pricing
-decent ventilation

I landed a jump short and went over the bars. No even a bruise to the thighs and hips. Had a low-side wipe-out. Again, hips and thighs were totally protected.
November 10, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
2 / 5
Recommended to be part of riding gear on medium to long trips
I bought this based on the reviews here. I'd say the reviews have been mostly accurate and reflective of the actual product.
The fit/sizing/feel is good. A little more assured wearing it...
However, I can feel the back protection piece against my tailbone when seated on a normal chair. My main gripe is that, in a warm and humid climate like Southeast Asia, this pair of shorts is and will definitely be warm to riders like myself in spite of the mesh and thin material. Good thing I ride mostly at night when the temperature is much cooler than the stifling daytime heat. On balance, however, I find that the benefits of this pair of shorts outweigh the heat. Better sweat than bleed!
For fitting into normal bottoms, skinny jeans are a no-no. For normal fit jeans, I believe ladies will notice your posterior more often than before since these shorts really enhances the fit.
I bought a pair of basic knee/shin guards separately and both complement each other in terms of fit/comfort/protection. Once again, the Southeast Asian climate doesn't help much, but Safety Over Slight Discomfort!
April 15, 2012
Ride:
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
very small order size over
good product. ....but don t follow the size chart order size over
July 27, 2015
Ride:
2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
great protection at a resonable cost
I wear jeans and wanted something to give me some impact protection. The shorts fit great and are comfortable enough to wear all day. I can't really comment on air flow as usually the bike blocks the crotch area and there isn't much air in that area. The legs openings are a tad tight but you get used to it. The silicone around the legs holds the pants well. The tailbone padding isn't noticeable if you sit on a padded seat. You do feel it when sitting on a hard seat.
Sizing, I wear a 36 jean and got the large. Fit is spot on and not tight or loose.
I highly recommend these shorts especially if you wear jeans to ride. No reason to end up with a hip injury.
June 2, 2013
Ride:
2002 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Runs Small But Very Comfortable and Increases Confidence
Following others' advice, I got the XL even though I wear L in most other things. I am 6'0" and 195 and generally wear 34 waist in jeans and slacks. The XL is a perfect fit for me. Subject line says the rest.
May 25, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2015 Honda CBR1000RR
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