Protecting you from your bike and yourself.
The folks at Troy Lee Designs have been involved with dirt for years.
They started with motocross and more recently moved into mountain
bikes. Although TLD is relatively new to the MTB scene, its designers'
experience with motocross makes them experts on protective clothing and
gear for all two-wheeled sports, especially those where speed is
essential and crashes are inevitable. The Troy Lee Designs LPS 5605
Short combines crash protection with riding comfort in a way that
enhances your ride and softens the occasional digger.
TLD started the LPS 5605 with a four-way stretch mesh body. The
mesh allows air to flow freely through the short to keep you cool. This
synthetic material also pulls sweat away from your body to keep you dry
and eliminate the clammy feeling that some materials can give you.
Four-way stretch allows the fabric to move in any direction, so the
shorts won't bind while you move. This stretch property also makes the
short more durable, because it stretches instead of tearing, and (with a
little help from silicone grippers), keeps the short from sliding
around on your body while you ride. The fabric is also anti-microbial to
keep you from smelling like a locker room after a day of riding. The
main body of fabric was designed with a relaxed fit that feels natural
in the normal riding position. This relaxed fit is less intrusive than a
compression short, which can be comfortable, but isn't necessary for DH
The protection side of things is provided by Troy Lee's low-profile foam
panels. These panels are designed to ride close to the skin without the
bulky feeling that thick pads and hard shells are infamous for. The
panels are cut into natural-feeling anatomic shapes that move
comfortably with the body. Padding is provided for the outer thighs (for
impact) and for the inner thighs and crotch (to alleviate pressure from
the saddle). Comfort is also enhanced with flatlock seams and a comfort
fit waistband. TLD also included tapered legs that keep the short from
riding up without feeling like a compression short.
The Troy Lee Designs LPS 5605 Short comes in Black and is available in sizes XS, S, M, and L.
- Impact protection pads on outer and inner thighs and hips
- Chamois liner to reduce chafing
- Tapered legs keep the shorts in place