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Masterlink Short

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The Masterlink Short combines unmatched trail toughness with unparalleled comfort and utility. The tailored cut, and subtle styling make for a wear-anywhere staple for bike commuting, trail riding, or getting out and about.
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Ultimate Short

The Masterlink Short combines unmatched trail toughness with unparalleled comfort and utility. We spared no expense in the design, fabric, and features of this long-time favorite.

The Schoeller® shape fabric stretches just enough, yet holds up to countless trail outings and everyday casual wear. As in years, not months.

Thoughtful storage pockets keep your essentials secure and out of the way, yet easy to access.

The tailored cut, and subtle styling make for a wear-anywhere staple for bike commuting, trail riding, or getting out and about.

Our best short — soon to be your favorite.

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RL
10/23/2022
Robert L.
United States United States
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Love them

I have the Masterlink and the Mescal and I think I prefer the Masterlink. They run small (I have an XS in the Masterlink and a S in the Mescal). The pocket placement is perfect and they are comfortable even when riding in FL heat.

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10/23/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
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Great shorts! Fit a little large

I normally wear a large, but with these shorts, I am definitely a medium

SP
10/19/2022
Sean P.
United States United States
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The super short

A fantastic short that will no doubt hold up for many years. Love the fit and fabric. Another home run by Kitsbow!

DH
10/16/2022
David H.
United States United States
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Masterlink is masterly done!

This is the most comfortable, durable and just forget they are even on MTB short I have ever worn. The cut is perfect with no sag to interference with repeated on and off the saddle in hike a bike terrain. The stretch fabric is super comfy over a wide range of temperatures and is darn tough. Wear over your Zen liners and ride in comfort!

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09/29/2022
Samuel S.
United States United States
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Highest Quality Shorts

These shorts are, by far, the highest quality I’ve found in mountain bike shorts. The fabric is thicker, the seams are burly and the engineering of the zipper/ belt combo is really useful. These things will still be around in 10 years. While the up-front cost of the shorts are a bit steep , these will actually be cheaper than shorts if a lesser quality. Oh yeah, and they do double duty since they can be worn off the trail too.