The Troy Lee Skyline Race short offers great performance at a great price
We have tested the Troy Lee Skyline Race before, and apart from some new colours, it remains relatively unchanged for 2015. It’s still built from two-way stretch polyester, so feels nice and loose when crouching low or moving around on the bike.
There is plenty of length in the leg to cover kneepads, but it does billow slightly when riding fast. The fly features a two-snap closure with a strip of lightweight Velcro for added security. Deep hip pockets easily swallow house keys or a phone, and there’s an additional rear zip pocket for anything smaller.
Troy Lee has made a few minor changes to the liner short this year. It still gets the breathable mesh construction and super comfy leg grippers, but the pad itself is less breathable and felt a bit clammy with temperatures in the high 20s.
It’s well padded, but not as much as some other shorts we’ve tested. That said, this is still the outstanding baggy on test — great performance at a great price.
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