To the moon.
Even if you're dodging startled dog walkers instead of course tape, the Enduro Men's Shorts are Yeti Cycles' way of confirming that every day should be ridden like it's race day. Especially when it is actually race day. The Enduro has a slim, race-specific fit, so it's not exactly ideal for hanging out—more like hanging off, as in off the back of the saddle while testing new lines with no time to spare.
Strategic stretch and paneling arrayed to accommodate pedaling ensure that, even though they're not timed, you don't waste too much energy fighting your shorts on the climbs. A silicone treeline helps keep the back up, so there's less risk of exposing your assets while you're getting sick. Unless, that is, you want to. Then by all means, troll your friends with a midday moon by letting the waistband out—just be sure to pack an extra gel in the zippered pocket. You don't want to bonk on the ride home when the offended parties leave you bare-assed and stranded at the trailhead.
- Enduro mountain bike shorts for the agro among us
- Race fit is all business on the trail, even when you're not
- Stretch panels help ensure a race fit doesn't mean poor pedaling
- Adjustable waist with silicone grip stays up while you get down
- Zippered rear pocket holds race fuel or secures your house key
- Respectable UV protection reduces time spent slathering on sunscreen
- Item #YTI005R
- Q & A
New fit from years past
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 135lbs
After a lot of comments about the shorts running small seems like Yeti decided to change the fit. This short is definitely a little looser compared to last year's version. After losing some weight I was debating if I should size down from last year's M to S and I'm glad I did. Comparing both the 2017 Small is a little over an inch longer and less than an inch smaller in the waist. While I'm not comparing same size shorts I believe the 2017 Medium would definitely be bigger than last year's. These are nice improvements in my view, can say now these are true to size! Yeati also modified the back of the short, it's a little higher than it used to be and the back pocket is much bigger now, not sure if anyone would fill the back pocket with stuff, but you can easily carry car keys and a wallet in there, plus a couple of honey stinger gels. Fabric is excellent as any of the Yeti apparel and I like how the shorts fit in the legs without much fabric flapping around! Still can't comment on durability and I haven't used much or crashed or anything on these yet!