When you're choosing kit for your upcoming XC race lineup, you don't want to have to wait for your race to know if you're going to be comfortable riding for hours over singletrack. Combining confident aesthetics and a construction designed to cushion and support you over long distances, Maloja's NickM. 12 Shorts make a compelling case for being with you when you arrive at the start line. Cut to follow your body movements in the saddle with Maloja's slimmest fit, the NickM. boasts an allover Lycra construction, which will support your leg muscles as you ride without stretching or bunching over hours in the saddle, in addition to regularly drawing moisture away from your skin as you sweat. Maloja attaches the shorts' multiple panels using flatlock seaming to prevent chafing and irritation, and it adds a siliconized skin strap to the leg bands to secure each in place without squeezing or pinching your legs as you stand to finish a climb or pedal hard to accelerate out of a corner. The seamless, dual stretch chamois that graces the NickM. was carefully designed make sure it can adapt to use on long rides over fire roads and miles of hardpack, offering plush cushioning to give you the right balance of support and freedom of movement while you race. We'd add that we also wouldn't just save the NickM. shorts for racing either with their slim design, it would be easy to throw a pair of baggies on over them and take them out to stay comfortable on a midweek trail ride too.