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MTB shorts in Slim Fit if you're lean in the seat, and Athletic Fit for more room through the butt and thighs. Designed and proven on the rowdy trails of the PNW.
MTB shorts in Slim Fit if you're lean in the seat, and Athletic Fit for more room through the butt and thighs. Designed and proven on the rowdy trails of the PNW.
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Great Fit - Comfort - Durability

Abit Gear's shorts come in two fits for multiple athletic body shapes since it turns out we're not clones of each other.  Straight Fit if you're lean through the seat, and Athletic Fit with more room in the butt and thighs.

 At Abit Gear we are aggressive riders who are hard on our gear. Really hard. Our founder, Justin, is constantly destroying gear, but he wants his stuff to last. That's a tough combination that guides how we design and test our products.

Need help finding your fit?  Here's the simple guide:

  • Are you lean through the seat or often find shorts too saggy? Choose our slimmer Straight Fit.
  • Do you have a bigger bum or often find shorts gappy in the waist? Choose our Athletic Fit.
  • Are you an "average" build or not sure?  Go with our Athletic Fit.

We offer free returns and exchanges for USA customers, so you can back us with confidence.

 Après Ride Approved

Comfortable and great looking for celebrating with friends after a hard ride. Our phone pocket conveniently holds a beer. 

Great Fitting Abit Gear Shorts

Our shorts come in the slimmer Straight Fit and our Athletic Fit with more room for bigger glutes and quads. Both fits are true to size in the waist, and are long enough to ride in knee pads without the dreaded gap of skin showing between pads and shorts.

All Abit Gear shorts are shells only, they do not come with chamois liner undies. We feel strongly that cheap liner shorts don't work well or last long enough. Take the time to find the underwear that works best for your riding style and body.

How to Choose the Right Fit

It's all about the size of your butt and thighs. Leaner in the seat? Choose our Straight Fit. Got a bit more bump in the back or big quads?  Go with our Athletic Fit.

Somewhere in between and not sure which fit you are? Get our Athletic Fit. We offer free returns and exchanges for USA customers. 

Our cam lock waist adjusters will be the best adjustment system you've tried. We're sure about it. Instant, secure, and our buckles are built to last. There's no Velcro to wear out after a few months and destroy everything in the wash.  

Colors:  Black with Gray Zippers, or All Black

Athletic Fit and Straight Fit are both available in black with gray zippers, and in all black.

What About Shorts for Women Riders?

It's in the works!  As a small company we need to take things one step at a time, but women riders desperately need great fitting mountain bike shorts. We are working with a group of badass women rippers to craft the design and fits, and expect women's mountain bike shorts to be available late 2020. Sign up for updates on our women's shorts, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram to follow the development of the women's shorts. 

Designed in Seattle

Born on the trails of the Pacific Northwest, Abit Gear shorts have been designed and tested for our brand of big rides and challenging terrain. We've spent 2 1/2 years designing and testing the shorts to ensure they feel great, function perfectly, and are long lasting. 

Who We Are

Justin Vander Pol has been building trails and spreading the love of mountain biking since starting as Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance's first Executive Director in 2002. He was instrumental in building Evergreen into the trail building and advocacy powerhouse they are today. Justin is also a lean guy with a big 'ole booty, and was frustrated by not being able to find shorts that fit. This frustration lead him to create Abit Gear and bring the world great fitting mountain bike shorts.

Contact Abit Gear | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Instagram

Abit Gear founder Justin Vander Pol
Abit Gear founder Justin Vander Pol

Thank you to the team that helped make this campaign happen!

Thanks for the amazing work by Kevin Philbin/Kevmo Productions for the video, Riley Seebeck/Flow Photo Co. for the photography, and Ian Hewitt-Woods for the logos. 

Risks and challenges

Our first small production run for early availability backers is underway, and will be shipping mid June. If the early availability rewards sell out, there is a small chance the size/color you want won't be available until our later production run. That said, we think we got our quantities right, with some margin built in.

Later backers who aren't part of the small run of early release shorts have a less certain timeline, subject to getting our factory slot booked.

As with any apparel project, there is some risk of shipping delays and factory variances until we have the final shipment in hand. We've done our homework, have tested pre-production samples, and have chosen a high quality factory that our team has experience with. We'll do what it takes to make you happy, so contact us if you're not satisfied with the final product.

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    Straight Fit Shorts

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