Zoic crammed an amazing load of features into the Black Market
Mountain Bike Short—unheard of at this price. A high-end, removable
chamois, a built-in nylon webbing belt, and a full array of pockets are
just the tip of the iceberg.
The most important feature of the Black Market short is its chamois
chamois, called the Zo-Tech, is Zoic's highest-quality, multi-level,
stretch chamois. It's even made with recycled polyester so it gives a
little back. The chamois cushions impacts and reduces vibrations in the
saddle. The liner
is also fully removable, which makes the Black Market extremely
can wear the shorts with the liner, then ditch the liner post-ride, or
wear the liner with other shorts to transform them from casual
shorts to riding shorts.
The Black Market's list of features doesn't end with its removable chamois
liner, though. The whole body of the Black Market is made with a stretch
material that won't bind or limit your range of motion. The
fabric also pulls moisture away from your skin to keep you dry and
comfortable. The Fusion Gusset inseam further increases the short's
range of motion and eliminates seat hang-ups, while vents below the
waistband in the back and down the legs promote airflow so you can stay
cool on hot days of riding. The Black Market also comes with plenty of
pockets–two front, two thigh, and one back– so you have plenty of room
for your essentials. There's even a microfiber sunglass-wipe to keep your vision clear.
As far as fit is concerned, the Black Market's cuffs fall right at the knee.
The leg holes are loose enough that they don't interfere with knee pads.
Zoic also included a nylon webbing belt so you can fine-tune the fit. The
flat front waistband is secured with a standard zip-and-snap closure.
ZOIC Black Market Mountain Bike Shorts come in sizes Small through 3XL. They are available in Tan, Castle, Black, or Nova.
- Polyester and spandex body with removable liner
- 11in inseam
- RPL System Essential liner
- ZO-Tech chamois
- Hand, leg, and back pockets
- Relaxed fit