Back in the 90’s, a basic pair of sporty athletic shorts would do the job for mountain biking, but we had no idea what where missing out on. There’s no replacement for well fitting, comfortable pair of mountain biked shorts. A good pair should stay in place, get out of the way when you need, move with you, and not resist pedalings. The less you have to think about your shorts the better the shorts are. Modern materials, like 4-way stretch designs, along with multiple segment tailoring have made shorts lighter, rougher, and more comfortable than ever.