Whether you're traversing the mountains of New Zealand, or lapping the local bike park on a sunny weekend, the Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Shorts are decked out and ready for the adventure. Their trail-ready attitude comes across strong with the generous inseam that stops below the knees with room for pads to keep you covered when you book it a little too quickly into a chunky rock garden, and four-way stretch that lets you throw your bike sideways off of a booter, or crush climbs without restriction. When the mercury starts to rise, unzip the inner thigh vents for active cooling when you're pushing it down the trail.
Much like previous generations of the Ruckus short, the 2018 models are designed for shredding hard all over the mountain, but they might not look quite the same, as they saw some upgrades this year, with fit being the top priority. The front zipper now features a double-button low profile top that eliminates overlap when you're on the bars, while a redesign to the 2-way stretch rear panel forms a new shape that offers better articulation, without ditching the iconic TLD aesthetic. The waist saw more than just the back panel change, though, with new anatomic contouring that feels sleek and comfortable for all day shredding.
Softening the sting of jarring trails and rocky outcroppings, the included chamois actively wicks moisture while dissipating vibration and reducing saddle abrasion. This chamois is removable, so you can rock your favorite padded liner short with the Ruckus. For a precise fit, adjustable waist tabs prevent this short from sliding off during fast movements. And because you rarely ride without gadgets, snacks, or tools, a variety of secure-stashing pockets make easy work of carrying all your riding accessories.
- Bring on the ruckus with these aggressive trail shorts
- Stretch is improved with redesigned rear panel
- New contoured waistband is more comfortable than before
- Adjustable waist cinches to the perfect fit
- Ample pockets for stashing riding essentials
- Inner thigh vents let you drop heat on crushing climbs
- Vented mesh on outside of legs lets fresh air in
- AIR Liner cushions your sit bones on long rides