Home Page

Cart, contains 0 items

When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures.
  • Just In
  • CC X L39ION
  • Learn

Slickrock 9in Bike Short - Men's

4.833333333333333 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
Current price: $54.45 - $64.35 Original price: $99.00
Up to 45% off
Color:Steeple Gray


Size Chart


Why We Built The Backcountry Slickrock 9in Bike Short

Whether we want to save some precious grams and show a little thigh or go from trail to town and without changing our shorts, our Backcountry Slickrock 9in Short sits high atop our list of double-duty bike shorts. The 4-way stretch fabric and close-to-the-body fit give us full freedom of movement for tackling technical high alpine rock gardens and sandstone slickrock descents, while the integrated belt and waistband gripper ensure that our shorts stay put, no matter how rocky the trail gets.


  • Lightweight trail short built for staying cool on daily rides
  • Stretchy fabric doesn't limit our range of motion on techy sections
  • 9in inseam is perfect for trail-to-town adventures
  • DWR treatment helps fend off the water, mud, and dirt
  • Trim fit ensures that annoying saddle snags are a thing of the past
  • Integrated belt allows us to dial in a personalized, secure fit
  • 50+ UPF rating provides protection from the sun's harmful rays
  • Item #BCCZ2QU
Responsible Collection
[face fabric] bluesign® APPROVED, Recycled/Repurposed
85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex, C6 DWR treatment
2 zippered hand
zip fly, built-in belt
inner thigh laser cut perforations
UPF Rating
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
trail, cross-country, gravel

Overall Rating

5 based on 6 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 5 reviews

Fits True To Size

Screen reader users: the following list provides a visual scale to illustrate the product fit. Please refer to the heading above for the fit type in text.
Runs smallTrue to sizeRuns large

What do you think about this product?


Selecting an option will reload the available reviews on the page
5 out of 5 stars

July 24, 2023

Great short

I've put it through the wringer

Perfect short would like one more pocket in the rear

Matthew W

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2023

Great summer riding pants

I've used it several times

Posted the review just to help people out on fit, as pants for me are a nightmare. I'm 5'10 205 with 27" legs, so in a skinny pants world it's almost impossible to find a good fit. I have 32" waist butnsized up to large just for more room in the thigh, and the choice was right. The fit is good. Rides 2" above my knee and my inseam is 31" Material is very thin, like swim trunks. Stretch is excellent. Which is fine as I'll be riding in hot summer weather. Pockets are small but I only ever put a car key in them, and they zip shut, so I'm fine with it. Just fyi, the vents in the fly area come up pretty high, so if you're not wearing 5" or longer underwear you'll see some skin

user image
matt s

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2023

new favorite mtb shorts

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I'm 5'8" 155 lbs, so the 9" inseam are perfect for me. These shorts are lightweight and comfortable. I went with a size small. I have two pair of these (10" inseam) in the previous style from Backcountry which I also like.

Steve C
5 out of 5 stars

June 4, 2023

Great Shorts

I've used it several times

Super light weight and breathable. These shorts feel great and look just as good. There is plenty of room for a chamois but still high enough that you won't catch the crotch on your saddle. I will for sure be buying more of these in the future.

K K81

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 20, 2023

Great mtb shorts

I've used it several times

I’m very pleased with these shorts. They’re thin and light, and—most important to me—while they’re not form-fitting, they’re tidy enough to not get caught on the saddle nose, etc., when moving around. I’m between a small and a medium, bought both to try and stuck with the small for that reason. I think they’re nice looking. The snap-and-belt system at the waist is convenient and effective. It’s great that you can order them at any leg length you prefer—7, 9 or 11 inches. The zippered hip pockets are very well done. I try not to have anything in my shorts pockets when riding, but if I do put something in a pocket, I’m plenty happy to know it’s secure there. A back pocket would be convenient for after riding, but I can respect the decision to skip it for aesthetic, weight and functional reasons.

Paul L

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

May 18, 2023

Almost the perfect short!

I've put it through the wringer

I know these are geared towards mountain biking, but I have the previous model and they work great for climbing! Good air flow, but durable. Dries quickly. -Most important aspect for climbing multi pitch: accessible zippered (so you don't have to worry about dropping things) pockets that are deep enough to allow you to adjust your phone etc that's within you pocket above or below your harness leg loops. If they had just one (even very low profile) back pocket they would be perfect!

Sam E

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com