A perfect compromise.
Let's be honest: full Lycra isn't for everyone. You're bound to see plenty of it on an XC start line, but if showing up in it yourself makes you feel a little too close to being a roadie than you're comfortable with, we understand. Pearl Izumi does too, and the men's Divide Shorts are a roomier alternative to putting it all on display on the trails.
The ends of the 13in legs are purposely tapered to stay out of the way on-course, while the waist and thigh areas more closely resemble your favorite baggies with an adjustable inner waist, two hand pockets, and a more forgiving fit. Pearl Izumi's Transfer polyester stretches to provide you with plenty of room to lean through turns while quickly wicking moisture while you sweat. The Divide shorts don't include a liner of their own, but they're easy to slip on over the Lycra shorts you wear while moonlighting on the tarmac.
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