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Alpinestars Manual Short

Overall good short. Fit is true to size material of short provides good protection, perhaps a bit heavy for long xc rides. The inside padded short is mostly worthless, partially due to the short length, this provides a good possibility for chaffing. Invest in a good pair or pearls for underneath. Major qualm is the low quality Velcro zipper, and one weak button at the waist. I'm a skinny guy and they don't stay buttoned during on off seat transitions on the bike. For the price their a good buy, they might take slight personal modifications for long lasting quality.