Club Ride Apparel is known for making kit that straddles the line between technical and casual, but the Pipeline Men's shorts fall further to the technical side than most. They're made of PowerWeave, a stretchy and abrasion-resistant material, and treated with a water-resistant DWR finish that helps you stay dry when you're riding through mists, early-morning dew, or light spray from stream beds.
A seamless crotch gusset provides extra mobility without irritation, and low-profile side vents help you dump heat on hot days and tough climbs. There's a side-buckle waist adjustment system, too, and a smooth, reinforced leg opening that slides easily over body armor. The Pipeline also features UPF 30 sun protection to protect your skin from sun damage, and RideLight reflective accents help make late returns a little bit safer.
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- Q & A
Catching Air in the Pipeline
Very nice, order a larger size.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
My experience is similar to jholly's, order a size up. According to Club Ride's sizing guideline the Large would fit up to a 37" waist. I have a 34" waist and the L is too tight. I had to return the shorts and get an XL which is a bit baggy.
I would give this 5 stars if the sizing were similar to other cycling clothing I own. I'm a bit frustrated the L is a slim fit and the XL is a loose fit.
The Molten or red looks great.
Club ride pipeline, SIZE UP
6'-1", 198 lbs. and 34" waist. Followed size chart and reviews by users pertaining to short on club ride website...."fits small size up". Because I could wear either the medium, or large (34"-37") I sized up to the large. On delivery day I pulled them out of the package and immediately tried them on (doesn't everyone do that with new gear?). I was prepared for the shorts to fall off my waist, instead I could barely get them snapped. Called customer service, handled return and new order with Ben Towery-thanks and excellent job. XL SHORTS arrived today, fit and finish perfect. Bottom line do "SIZE UP". XL fits like a Fox 34 without having to use waist adjustment cam and strap. Cool shorts.