Many of you have heard of Specialized. The reputation for their bicycles is unparalleled. They are a dominate force in both road cycling and triathlon. Few of you know, however, Specialized rolled out a line of cycling clothing in 2013 to prove they can create quality apparel at an exceptional price point.
The other evening I showed up at Inside Out for the infamous Tuesday Night Ride. I showed up with everything . . . but my shorts. Unfortunately this is how I acquire 95% of my gear. Thanks to forgetting stuff I have had to purchase water bottles, socks, shorts, sports bras . . . the list goes on. It's what happens when you live life on the fly! Anyway, I forgot my cycling shorts and really did not want to purchase another pair. I don't know if you know this but a good quality pair of shorts is expensive . . . worth every penny . . . but still expensive. I decided to take a peek at the rack anyway and found a pair of Specialized RBX Sport Cycling Shorts at only $49.99. At that price I was happy to take a risk on the shorts. I figured if Specialized can make a good bike I bet they can make a good short too!
And I was right (as usual).
There are a few things I noticed right away:
- A loose and incredibly comfortable waistband.
- The longer inseam and silicone grippers create a smooth fit.
- The padded chamois is generous.
|No rolls here|
The RBX line of Specialized apparel was designed specifically for hours in the saddle. Despite the fact that these shorts are considered “entry-level” they are not only comfortable they have a UV protection of 50+ and are made with VarpoRize moisture transfer knit fabrics:
|So, um, the wicking works|
These shorts are comfortable but they stand out as a quality product at an extraordinary price. They are well constructed with non-chaffing seams and will do you right on those long rides. Still not sure if they are worth it? Well compare them against this $52 completely ridiculous and non-functional "next-to-nothing" tank top. Point proven. Find you a pair at Inside Out today!