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Don’t hurt your brain.

There’s no need to overthink bike shorts. Sometimes straightforward, comfortable, and reliable shorts like the DAKINE Pace are actually just right. They’re not woven with unicorn hair or impregnated with ionized gold particles. Rather, they’re constructed from a tough, stretchy, and abrasion-resistant blend of polyester and spandex that keeps you comfortable when you’re riding hard. The Pace shorts are also actually affordable, so you won’t have to feel bad if you dare to use them like, you know, bike shorts instead of a cashmere sweater. Key seams are reinforced and the gusseted crotch and stretchy back panel let you move like a gymnast. So go ahead and get them dirty, crash on them, spill some of your post-ride smoothie on them—whatever. The Pace can take it.

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bought as a gift

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

bought for my son. they have held up well for a couple months of abuse. fit was pretty standard. he says they've been really comfortable.

Second Pair

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like the first pair that i had so i got another. the waste is not the same and is much smaller than the original pair. not happy about that.

Dakine shorts

    Excellent fit description. Quality material. No flaws in any of the stitching. Great product at a fair price. I plan on buying another pair but a different color soon and will be buying with confidence.

    Super Light and Stretchy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 34

    Very comfortable. May run a wee bit small.