Built for speed, the stretch Lycra inner liner on Alpinestars' Manual Shorts provides a snug fit and can be removed when the rider prefers a more relaxed feel. The multimaterial upper is designed to offer the optimum combination of performance, durability and comfort.
Alpinestars Manual Shorts Features:
Upper constructed from a selection of premium materials for maximum race performance and comfort
Vented inserts across thighs enhance airflow within the shorts while riding
Removable stretch Lycra liner is connected with buttons and features chamois crotch padding
Elasticised rear yoke
Seamless construction on the seat area for greater riding comfort.
Low profile lateral side pockets offer convenient storage D-ring adjustment on the waist affords a customized fit.
Buy Alpinestars Manual Shorts from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Roostan Nice looks, poor fit. Very expensive for basic features.
Sizing - I ordered the biggest size, I'm a 38 inch waist but they were too big. There is no way to cinch the waist which on many cheaper shorts you'd expect to find, so unless the sizing is spot on you will be forever fiddling with them. Also despite the waist being too big, the legs were too tight, in a cycling position with my legs at a 90degree angle they were pulled too tight and would eventually rip. I couldn't even swing my leg over the saddle. They really don't fit well.
Appearance - Great, they do look real nice. The colour was alot lighter than images on CRC would have you believe, so they weren't really what I wanted in that respect.
Materials - lightweight shorts really with a very comfortable liner, great for extended summer rides. . . provided you can get the sizing right.
01 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ivanvilla Good shorts, durable and good looking.
I've been using these for the past six months now and still look like new. The quality is good although the stitching on the left side zipped pocket has come apart.
The pockets themselves are unconfortable if you carry something like a phone or keys...
The fabric feels quite heavy compared to other shorts, but on the bike they are very confortable and well vented, the liner is quite good as well.
Overall good pair of shorts.
15 December 2013