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    Empire Bike Short

    Park City is known as a world class mountain biking destination, and it's here that Backcountry finds its headquarters. The endless Park City trail network is where we continually strive to hone our skill sets, and is also the main testing ground for the products that we sell. After years of riding some of the best products in the industry, we've decided to offer our own line of mountain bike apparel using the knowledge we've gained. We're happy to present the Empire Bike Short, a technical mountain bike short designed to improve your riding experience by offering exceptional comfort, mobility, and functionality.

    One of the biggest gripes we have with mountain bike shorts is restricted freedom of movement. Mountain biking is all about shifting your weight correctly on the bike, and there's really no room for your apparel to hold you back. To address this concern, we've constructed the Empire Shorts out of a lightweight, 4-way stretch material, offering supreme comfort that won't hinder your movement on the bike. Durability is also a big concern, and the material on these shorts is highly abrasion-resistant to avoid damage from trail overgrowth or the occasional tumble. The gusseted crotch further adds to the Empire's durability, and we've also added a DWR treatment that encourages mud and water to shed away, rather than soaking through and causing discomfort. Other standout features include a secure double-snap waist closure, hook-and-loop adjustments for dialing in the perfect fit, laser cut ventilation holes for breathability, and silicone grippers on the back of the waistband to keep the shorts securely in place across rugged terrain.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • Backcountry's flagship mountain biking shorts
    • 4-way stretch construction for comfort and mobility
    • Abrasion-resistant materials hold up to the test of time
    • DWR-treatment sheds mud and water out on the trail
    • Zippered cargo pockets for tools, snacks, and essentials
    • Laser-cut ventilation holes keep you cool on warmer days
    • Silicone gripper on inside of waistband for a stay-put fit
    • Double-snap fly closure for additional security
    • Item #BCC00D7

    Tech Specs

    88% nylon, 12% spandex
    Removable Liner
    2 zippered side pockets
    double-snap fly, hook-and-loop waist adjustments
    laser cut ventilation holes on inner thigh
    Recommended Use
    cross-country, enduro, trail
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    Rad bike shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Love the material on these mountain bike shorts. They give you the right amount of support, breathability and they are super durable. The are form fitting but you are able to rock padding without being too constricted or going up in size. I've take a few falls and haven't gotten any rips in them yet either.

    Comfortable, durable, and stylish

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These shorts are comfortable, but lightweight while still having the durability to hold up against a beating. They aren't to big and baggy, but just right for fitting pads underneath, or running them without. I'm loving these shorts! Price is affordable as well and they last!

    Best Bike Shorts Yet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love the empire short. They are lightweight and comfortable. The pockets are very functional and allow you to stash your key, wallet, etc. without looking too ‘cargo’. My favorite part about this short is the fit. They aren’t super long and baggy like some of my other bike shorts.