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Men's Black Pearl Bike Shorts Cycling Bicycle Biking


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  • The Black Pearl...The Most Awesome padded cycling shorts! They feel fantastic.
  • Ride Longer and Feel Stronger with our quality Spandex fabrics that stretch in four directions
  • Elastic leg grippers are smooth and comfortable with high quality five thread surged edges
  • The Black Pearl Crotch pad will be the most comfortable pad you have ever worn! It is made of long lasting Poron? for anti-shock and comfort. This shock absorbing cellular urethane is designed to absorb shock for the life of the short. It is breathable in that it lets water vapor and perspiration move away from the body.
  • Men's Waist Inches Small 28-30 Medium 32-34, Large 36-38, XL38-40, XXL 42-44, 3XL46-48, 4XL 50-52, 5XL 54-56

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Product Description

The Black Pearl Bike short is made from tricot knit fabric that is highly aerodynamic and hydrodynamic. The microfiber nylon is micro denier Nylon and Spandex. It is beefy weight and offers supreme compression for enhanced blood flow. The compression supports muscles and muscle movement. This reduces muscle fatigue and lactic acid buildup. This blend of nylon fibers allows for a very soft feel that dries instantly and sweats well during your workout. The slick surface reduces wind drag and promotes aerodynamics for speed and energy efficiency. The Black Pearl Crotch pad will be the most comfortable pad you have ever worn. It is made of long lasting Poron for anti shock and comfort. This shock absorbing cellular urethane is designed to absorb shock for the life of the short. It is breathable in that it lets water vapor and perspiration move away from the body. This pad resists abrasion, is smooth and wrinkle free. The black pearl will not change its properties with usage and will not harden or soften with use. The Poron cells are open cell structure which allow water transportation while maintaining its ability to absorb shock without bottoming out.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 1 inches ; 9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0016SR6LQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,670 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

They are the most comfortable shorts I have owned.
Jon
They are really comfortable, fit very well, and seem very well made.
Z. Eigen
I like them so much that I think I will order second one.
Ryszard Sytnik

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jon on July 25, 2010
I ride on average about 22 to 25 miles a day. I am very happy with these Black Pearl Bike shorts. They are the most comfortable shorts I have owned. They are about the same price as a pair of Pearl iZUMi Men's Quest Cycling Shorts and are more comfortable and fit better and are made in the good ole USA, with the exception of the pad that is made in Italy.

Bottom line is that these shorts are high quality and comfortable and I have not found another pair of Biking shorts, at any price point, that I have owned that do the job better than these shorts do.

One additional note if you go directly to Aero Tech Designs website [...]l and order these direct you will save 5 dollars over what you will pay by ordering them from Aero Tech Design through Amazon?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Z. Eigen on July 2, 2010
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I'm a heavier road bike rider ("Clydesdale"), but do ride longer distances pretty regularly (40-60 mi). I've tried Pearl Izumi (which are great shorts too, but seem to wear down faster, or at least faster than I would hope, given how expensive they are), Sugoi (my least favorite), and some other brands over the years I've been riding. These are my new favorite shorts. They are really comfortable, fit very well, and seem very well made. Try these out before you go for the more expensive brands. You might be pleasantly surprised. I was.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rtobin on November 3, 2011
I've owned three of these shorts, for 1.5 months now. I love them.
I think the "value" (what you get for your money) is fine: not a steal
& not a rip-off. There is no tag to scratch: the size/model info is
printed on the spandex on the inside. All seams are flat, quality sewn.

FIT: I'm 6'0" 158 lbs with a 32 3/4" waist. The "Large" size fits perfect,
everything snug. The "Medium" is recommended by website, but I'm sure
that would be too small & overstretched. The inseam is OK. I'm long
legged for 6'0", and could use another 1/2-1" on inseam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By drewshock on October 21, 2011
I finally replaced my classic Hind cycling shorts I bought 19 years ago. I only bike 1/4 to 1/2 the year so they have 7 to 10 years use on them. I tried several different shorts and settled on the Black Pearl Bike short. I agree with M Tsol, when he wrote, Aero Tech Designs, "cannot be outdone with the black pearl crotch pad" and rated the mountain biking short which uses the same pad as the road short his number one short: [...]

The Black Pearl Bike short adds a little bit more padding than traditional shorts but not too much that it feels like a diaper. I tried the medium size Pearl Izumi Quest bike shorts and felt like they were over all too tight. The pad was too wide in the crotch and too thick, squeezed my boys, if you know what I'm talking about. I tried the Aero Tech Top Shelf short, which has a similar pad to the Quest, but it also did not fit my anatomy right. Also tried the Aero Tech Pro Cycling short which is a nice short with a thinner traditional pad, but I wanted just a bit more padding. All the Aero Tech shorts were well made and sewn right here in the good ol'USA. However, the Black Pearl short I decided to keep had a couple of seem flaws that looked like they had to be restitched. Possibly made by a rookie? The flaws don't seem hurt the function of them.

I decided to do a short ride to try them out. Early in the ride, wasn't sure about the pad running down the center under the crotch but once I got used to the feel, I loved the extra cushioning. I ended up riding a lot longer, either because these are great shorts or I haven't had a new pair in 19 years and anything would feel better. I'll give the nod to Aero Tech and the Black Pearl short.

I have a 31" waist and the medium fit me just about right, I don't like very tight shorts, just snug and form fitting.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. White on December 9, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: XX-Large Verified Purchase
I was very upset to find a snag on the shorts after I wore them only once. I wanted to send the shorts back for a replacement, but discovered that they do not accept used or laundered shorts. This seems like a very deceptive policy for new items. I would think that they would allow returns of any defective items during the first few days after shipment. Very dissatisfied customer...very upset!!! This is my second pair of shorts from this company, but because of this most recent incident, I will not buy from them again.
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Color Name: BlackSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
I am 60 years old and around 250 lbs. Riding my bike for more than 1/2 hr was painful. I have recently purchased a comfort bike with a large padded seat but it still hurt to ride. I read the reviews on these pants and decided to give them a try. I was amazed when I saw the amount of padding in crotch area. The pants fit great and I can now ride for 10 to 15 miles with very little discomfort. I would definitely recommend these pants to any man who finds riding uncomfortable due to weight or even enlarged prostate, which I have. I'm thinking of buying a 2nd pair.
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Color Name: Black/yellowSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
Very comfortable for long rides, well constructed and look good too. I like the stripe which matches my jersey. Made in USA.
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By CycleGuy on December 30, 2013
Color Name: Black/yellowSize Name: XX-Large Verified Purchase
I liked these shorts. I have been wearing and riding in these shorts for over a year and they still fit really well wash after wash. The pad has lost some of its loft, but that's to be expected after a year, but I would still buy these again. The first time I wore them, I snagged them on a bolt on my bike and tore a small hole on the inside of the left leg. I was bummed as I thought, oh, well, that's $50 gone as surely this hole is going to get bigger and bigger every time I wear or wash them. NOPE, that hole is just as small now, after a year, as it was the first time I tore it. This is some tough spandex material. I am a big guy and ordered the 2XL shorts and they fit perfectly and the leg grippers work really well. I rarely have to pull the shorts down, more often than not, I have to pull them UP as the grippers tend to work a little too well. So, if you are a weekend warrior who rides 20-50 milers then I would recommend these shorts to you.
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