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Troy Lee Designs
Ruckus Short - Men's

3.111111111111111 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
$67.05 - $159.99
Up to 55% off


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Why We Like The Ruckus Short

Whether you're traversing the mountains of New Zealand, or lapping the local bike park on a sunny weekend, the Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Shorts are decked out and ready for the adventure. Their trail-ready attitude comes across strong with the generous inseam that stops below the knees with room for pads to keep you covered when you book it a little too quickly into a chunky rock garden, and four-way stretch that lets you throw your bike sideways off of a booter, or crush climbs without restriction. When the mercury starts to rise, unzip the inner thigh vents for active cooling when you're pushing it down the trail.


  • Bring on the ruckus with these aggressive trail shorts
  • Stretch is improved with redesigned rear panel
  • New contoured waistband is more comfortable than before
  • Adjustable waist cinches to the perfect fit
  • Ample pockets for stashing riding essentials
  • Inner thigh vents let you drop heat on crushing climbs
  • Vented mesh on outside of legs lets fresh air in
  • AIR Liner cushions your sit bones on long rides
  • Item #TLDY09V
Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved
[shell] 90% polyester, 10% spandex, [liner short] 81% polyester, 19% elastane
Removable Liner
AIR mesh liner
TMF Premium
1 zippered hand, 2 zippered thigh
adjustable hook-and-loop tabs, double-snap closure
7in zippered inner thigh
Claimed Weight
[size 32] 15.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
mountain biking

Overall Rating

3 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 4 reviews

Fits True To Size

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1 out of 5 stars

January 4, 2024

Way too small

I returned this product before using it

I have three pairs of Ruckus shorts and they fit all the same. The ones I just got are way too small. They are labeled a 32 like my others but more like a 30 waits or less. That is poor QC.

John P

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

January 31, 2023

Way too Small

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:

Bought this for my husband and it was way too small and they don't have the next size up. Very weird since everyone is saying it's true to size-maybe it's a blemo!

Greg S
5 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2022

If tld made pocket knives

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

This is the swiss army knife, light enough for a 120mm bike down country pedal, enough pockets if you needed to do a long ride in the high country, I mean, they do it all. Ventilation, storage, durable light fabric. These are a bit longer than my other shorts, but not bad at all. Really awesome shorts to have in the arsenal.

Greg G
5 out of 5 stars

September 14, 2021

Best fit of so many brands!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 10"

A little pricey but by far the best fit and amazing functionality! I don't ride a dropper seat and never caught my crotch with these. I can ride these days long. They are by far my new favorites. Customer service at the company is amazing as well. Strong Recommend. Stop looking, these are the ones!

Aaron G
2 out of 5 stars

August 12, 2021

Nice shorts, liner durability is lacking

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
6' 4"

Shorts are fine, liners could be more durable. The stitching on the chamois came loose after fewer than 5 rides. Within a few more rides the waistband stitching failed, allowing the body of the liners to tear free of the waistband.

5 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2021

Works great!

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
6' 2"

Comfortable liner, nice waist adjustments, mesh pockets are nice too. Used for one week now, riding in them 10-12miles a day and washing them every day. They seem to be holding up fine. I haven?t ?bailed? in them yet so I can?t say for durable in that sense but otherwise great so far. The fit was right on too. I definitely quality as a larger rider 6?2? and about a 240 pounder. The 38 was a perfect fit. Would recommend for sure!

Erik L
1 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2021

TLD Get Your Act Together

I've put it through the wringer

I bought my first pair of ruckus shorts and chamois back in 2017 and that original pair has less problems than the two pairs I bought 6 months ago. I ride every day so the shorts and chamois get a lot of use but my old pair never had any issues. The two newest pairs I bought have completely fallen apart. The stitching has come undone all over the shorts, and the chamois stitching has come undone halfway. The quality of TLD products has gone from a 10/10 to 2/10. Super disappointing...hope they fix their issues but in the meantime steer clear. Absolute trash quality so unless they drop the price to $40 for the shorts and chamois, steer clear. So sad and disappointing.

Benjamin B

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2020

so sick..

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Solid shorts; tough and don't bind you. Its too hot here for the chamois but I have a tough undercarriage. Perfectly comfy without.

Nick B

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

August 11, 2020

Ruckus Short

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 9"

Feels heavy and hard to keep in place, unlike the Skyline Air, that feels light and custom fitted. The feel of the fabric is not the same as the Skyline's either.

Wilfred G