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Mavic Crossmax Shorts - Men's
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The Mavic Crossmax Shorts may be new, but they've already been to the top step of the podium at a handful of Enduro World Series rounds -- at the hands of one Mr. Clementz. So if you've been speculating as to what the hard-charging Frenchman relied on to keep him covered during his incredible 2013 campaign, wonder no more. And true to the name, the Crossmax shorts are tough, lightweight, and ready for many a season of riding or racing. While a great set of baggies needs to be durable, we've all worn shorts that felt more like battle attire than something you should pedal in. But thanks to Mavic's Trail Tech ST fabric, you get the abrasion-resistance you need, with a light, stretchy feel. It's highly breathable, helping to pull moisture away from your skin, which keeps you dry and resists chafing. The cut of the Crossmax shorts may seem long when you first put them on, but hop on the bike and you'll soon discover that they're just long enough to keep the tops of your knees covered, which is especially important if you're wearing pads. However, they manage to avoid the Capri effect that some other trail shorts suffer from. They strike a nice balance between the bagginess you need to move freely, and being slim enough to avoid catching on your saddle. There are two front pockets, and the storage options continue with a zippered pocket on the lower right leg and a buttoned pocket on the left. Finally, there's a zippered pocket at the rear, which is perfect for ID, or a car key. Also included with the Crossmax shorts is the removable liner. Made from mesh to keep you cool when you're hammering, this liner is built around Mavic's Ergo 2D chamois. It's a low-profile insert, smaller than many distance-oriented options, but with just enough padding to keep you sitting in comfort as the day wears on. And best of all, with the airy fabric, you'll barely know you're wearing it. The Mavic Crossmax Shorts are available in five sizes, from X-Small to X-Large, and in the colo...