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Backcountry Empire Bike Short - Men's

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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
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?



    Yo! So Ben asked answered my original question on July 16 about new colors for these shorts. He said in the spring. I’m eagerly waiting to dish all my money over to you for these shorts in new colors lol, any clue when they will be out?! 😀🙅🏻‍♂️ thank you!

    Hi Chris - Stoked you are ready for a new color! We will have Black replenishment and Dusty Olive (Green) that should be live on the site by the first week of March - please check back then!


    Helpful Q&A! Thank you. I read these do not come with belt loops. If make these again (Gen 2), string request for belt loops too. Thanks!


    Waist band: do these shorts come with belt loops or is the only adjustment the velcro straps?

    Hi Joel, These shorts do not have belt loops, just the velcro adjusters. Ben


    Sizing. I’ve read several reviews that say these run small. Do you or will you offer XL?

    Hi Raymond - we will be getting XL in February of next year!


    Is there a way to tell if the reviews are written by real customers, or by Backcountry.com employees? I find a lot of the reviews on this site to be BS . ..

    Hey there! You should see the word gearhead under their name just like mine! If they aren't a gearhead working 1 on 1 with customers they should have a similar headshot picture like mine!


    Do you think you guys will ever come out with different colors? These are the best mountain bike shorts ever!!

    Hey Chris! Glad you love our shorts :) We for sure will be coming out with new colors next Spring... stay tuned! Ben