How We Tested Mountain Bike Short for Women

By:
Laurel Hunter and Cat Keenan

Last Updated:
Friday
May 11, 2018
It doesn't look like much  but it was dry trail 2 days after a snowstorm. Woohoo!
It doesn't look like much, but it was dry trail 2 days after a snowstorm. Woohoo!

Spring is notorious for unpredictable weather and this year has been the springiest of all. With testers trading mountain bike shorts for ski pants every other week, we never quite knew what to expect.

One tester skipped the ski slopes and got her cycling fix at the gym (a great test for breathability, fit, and comfort). Other testers snuck in rides when the mud was dry or the ground was frozen. Eventually, we got together and tested shorts on some of Park City's finest trails.

Our goal was to test the most popular and top-rated ladies mountain bike shorts. Our test included laps on smooth singletrack mixed with some rocky, technical terrain. And then we hit the jump park, just for fun.

Testing women's mountain bike shorts on the jump line.
Testing women's mountain bike shorts on the jump line.