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Mavic Stratos Mountain Bike Shorts

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The ride of your life.

Mavic Stratos Shorts are made to bridge the fashion gap between Lycra and full-on baggy clothing. In truth, they're just baggy enough to allow total freedom of movement, yet they're casual enough that you could ride all day and roll up to a streetside bar and sit down for margueritas and tacos without feeling out of place.

There is no question that it's a technical garment designed for serious riding. The Stratos Shorts are made of a combo of their Trail Tech and Trail Tech ST fabrics for the right blend of abrasion resistance and stretch. They have bonded zippers for the pockets located on each thigh. The pockets are just big enough for essentials like keys, phone, and a few gels. Laser cut Micro Vents at the hips help manage moisture and keep the ride from getting too hot and sweaty.

While these are just the shell shorts, we sell them as a set as well that includes the Mavic liner shorts. But feel free to wear them over your favorite shorts, bib shorts, or liners.

The Mavic Stratos Shorts will give you a semi-loose fit, but they won't snag a saddle, bunch up, or sag during long out-of-the-saddle climbs. Velcro closures are used at each hip to fine tune the fit at the waist. They have a 14" inseam length and the side seam is 22". They're available in Black in sizes Small through XX-Large.

  • Micro Vent uses micro laser cut perforations so bump up breathability and moisture control
  • Hot Ride tech is designed to keep you cool even on hot days
  • Trail Tech ST throws out plenty of stretch so it's easy to move, plus it helps pull moisture away from the skin and keep you cool

Tech Specs

14 in
22 in

Size chart


Men's Cycling Apparel

Mavic Men's Cycling Apparel
Chest 32.7 - 34.3in
34.6 - 36.2in
36.6 - 37.8in
38.6 - 40.2in
40.6 - 42.5in
42.9 - 44.9in
45.3 - 47.2in
Waist 28.0 - 29.5in
29.9 - 31.5in
31.9 - 33.1in
33.5 - 35.4in
35.8 - 37.8in
38.2 - 40.2in
40.6 - 42.5in
Hip 33.5 - 35.0in
35.4 - 37.0in
37.4 - 38.6in
39.0 - 40.9in
41.3 - 43.3in
43.7 - 45.7in
46.1 - 48.0in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.

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Here's what others have to say...

Do these shorts have any sort of liner?

Do these shorts have any sort of liner?

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they do make matching chamois though:

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Any ETA on when the mediums are going to...

Any ETA on when the mediums are going to come in?

Impossible to find these shorts anywhere...

Impossible to find these shorts anywhere in the US online or in stores. Anyone got a line on where to get them? M/L specifically. Why are they so hard to find???

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It looks like we'll be getting a couple of pairs in sometime soon in both Medium and Large.

3 5

Nice... but no belt option

These had to go back. Top notch construction. But no belt loops and goofy hook and loop take-up at the waist means these would slide off my bibs like warm butter off a corn cob.

5 5

Nice! (w/ Matching Fishnet)

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I won these along with the matching fishnet liner in a raffle at Sea Otter Classic in 2011. I've used these in cyclocross & XC races, spin classes and even running events. The combo has held up pretty well, save for a few broken stitches in the fishnet. Oh, and the "female" side of the velcro has frayed a little. I'm not sure why that velcro is even there -- the elastic on the back does a fine job.

I liked the combo so much that I bought the matching long sleeve top to complete the kit.

Nice! (w/ Matching Fishnet)
5 5


  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Good lightweight baggies. Work well over the matching Mavic liners or whatever lycra shorts you choose. Pockets are limited but can accomodate gels/shots. Waistband is easily adjustable, which is useful because these run big - I bought the large, which is my normal size, and think I might even fit into the medium.

5 5

Best yet

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the best MTB shorts available IMHO. I've tried virtually everything under the sun, and most baggies are bulky, hot and generally uncomfortable. These are light, flexible, breathable and have an athletic cut so there's not too much additional fabric.

My only gripe is Mavic's sizing/naming is a bit off -- while I'm normally on the edge of a small medium (31" waist), I wear an XS in these.

3 5

OK.. but lightweight

This short has an interesting combination of technical fabrics and suspect these would be great in very hot conditions due to the wicking and perforated fabrics. However, I prefer a higher rise in the waste, slightly heavier fabric, and I'm not sure how well they would hold up to overgrown thorn bushes and branches on the trails out here in eastern PA, so back they go.

5 5

Sweetest MTB Shorts I've worn!

  • Gender: Male

I loathe spending anything over $70 for a pair of unpadded MTB shorts. But I gotta tell ya - these are worth the money if you're looking for a very lightweight, comfy, well-designed & constructed pair of MTB shorts. I've worn shorts by Fox, Sugoi, Zoic and Nema over the years, and with few exceptions, have been pretty pleased with all of them. But the Mavics are in a different class completely - they're just so much more comfortable for hot weather riding than anything else I've worn.
The cut is a great balance between baggy & euro-techy. The stretchy fabric is thin & airy, but impressively burly & abrasion-resistant. There's only 2 zippered pockets, but they're where they belong - on the lower outside of the legs (have you ever ridden with stuff in your front pockets? Annoying!). And the length is great for guys like me with longer legs - about 13"-14" inseam on the XL.
If you're looking for a high-quality hot-weather MTB short, these are definitely worth a the $. The French have shorts dialed in.
Oh, I agree with the other reviewers - double check the sizing - theres a Euro & a US size chart - Euro XL equates to a L US size (more french fries, anyone?)