Tough as nails and considerably more comfortable, the Maloja VentM. Men's Mountain Bike Shorts are an aggressive freerider's dream. It's inevitable that you'll have close encounters with trees, rocks, dirt, and bears OK maybe not bears when you're ripping berms and hitting jumps, but the VentM.'s rugged Freeride Canvas fabric is so abrasion resistant that it'll look like new even after taking repeated beatings. The fabric and zippers are coated with PU to repel water, and the waist adjusts with both a ratchet and hook and loop tabs, so you can nail that perfect snug but not tight fit. Shorts this tough might be stiff and hard to pedal in, but Maloja's designers are no fools, so they incorporated stretchy ribbed panels in the crotch, seat, and waist, along with Polystretch inserts at the thighs, so you can pedal hard without feeling restricted. There's a zippered pocket at the front waist, too, so you can keep your snacks right where you need them when you're on the trail.