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400-MILE™ CYCLING SHORT*

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 BS3

Emilio gave these bicycling shorts and bibs the "400-Mile" name from product testing consisting of 400 miles over 4 days. His logic was that many shorts feel fine for 100+ mile rides. The real question is how does that saddle feel when you get on the bike the next morning for another 100 miles...and the next morning? This was the inspiration for the design, the pad, and the name.

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance. 
Fit Type:
Compressive
Fit Note
Please do not assume your size, please use our size chart. If in doubt, email questions to contact@desotosport.com.

Features and Benefits:

  • We sewed the 14mm 400-Mile™ Pad into the short, versus on top of the short. This allows the pad to stretch more, and float; which means it can be used as a race piece in a triathlon. On the bike, the pad stretches with the short and follows your skin as it moves with every pedal stroke, eliminating the friction that can cause irritation or rashes.
  • Seamless inner thigh eliminates friction against the saddle and thighs
  • 11-panel bike short made of Forza Compressor fabric ensures a perfect fit, and targeted muscle support 
  • 3-inch Mobius™ Comfort Compression leg bands keep shorts in place without excess squeezing (no elastic!)
  • Hi-rise, elastic waist and adjustable drawstring keeps the short up and protects you from low back sun exposure
  • 3 pockets: one on each outer thigh and one center back pocket that fit cell phones, smart phones, fuel packets, and most sunglasses
  • Curvilinear™ seamlines and contrast flatstitch highlight panel construction, create an attractive appearance and are extremely durable
  • This environmentally-friendly innovation is completely free of solvents
  • Not recommended for repeated use in a chlorinated pool
  • Made in USA

Inseam lengths:
Note  - Shorter Leg Length than other brands: Have you seen the length of the shorts that riders have been wearing in Europe lately, especially in the Grand Tours? As opposed to most brands here in the states, which come just above the knees, our 400-Mile Shorts are comfortably shorter. Our inseam is similar to those currently used by the pros in the Grand Tours. They have no gripper elastic, yet stay in place and do not bind the legs.

  •      Small: 7.75" (19.69cm)
  •      Medium: 8.25" (20.96cm)
  •      Large: 8.75" (22.23cm)
  •      XLarge: 9.25" (23.50cm)

Outseam lengths:

  •      Small: 16" (40.64cm)
  •      Medium: 17" (43.18cm)
  •      Large: 18" (45.72cm)
  •      XLarge: 19" (48.26cm)

Front Rise (measurement from center pad up to the top of the waistband):

  •      Small: 9"
  •      Medium: 9.5"
  •      Large: 10"
  •      XLarge: 10.5"

Rear Rise (measurement from center pad up to the backside of the waistband):

  •      Small: 15"
  •      Medium: 15.5"
  •      Large: 16"
  •      XLarge: 16.5"

PRODUCT CODE:  BS3


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RD
04/16/2021
Richard D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Review of the 400 mile cycle shorto

This is been great. I bought one last year and I’m buying another one this year. You’re my go to bike shorts. May even buy another one this year.

BM
03/29/2021
Brian M.
United States United States
Shorter then previous versions

This item is good quality, so far. My first ever pair of tri shorts were/are DeSoto, and so I ordered this 400 mile pair and another regular pair to train and do my first 70.3 race because I LOVE my first pair and it had been so durable... Both the 400 mile and the other shorts that I bought from DeSoto are very short in the legs. The other pair actually barely fit and they are the same size as that first pair I ordered. So, I'm a little disappointed in the size of both the 400 mile and the other pair I bought. Other then that, I love them.

04/06/2021
De Soto Sport

Thanks for the feedback Brian. An older pair of tri or cycling shorts might be longer in length due to the stretch that happens in the fabric over time. We address this topic in a blog as it is a common concern. https://www.desotosport.com/blogs/did-you-know/new-tri-apparel-shouldn-t-feel-like-the-old. For future reference we list all inseam measurements by size on the product page (from crotch to end of inseam). Hope this helps your purchasing in the future.

MS
01/29/2021
Markus S.
Singapore Singapore
400 Miles is never enough

Great pair of shorts great shop great experience, thanks DeSoto!

RR
01/15/2021
Richard R.
United States United States
Awesome Riding Shorts

Really good. You guys make very functional and comfortable riding shorts.

A
11/29/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Outstanding Shorts

These shorts are awesome! This morning I wore them for a twenty five mile trainer ride followed by a 5k run and they felt amazing the whole time. Sizing is true, quality is fantastic, I highly recommend these shorts to everyone!

MEN'S SIZING INFORMATION IMPERIAL/METRIC

  Height Weight Waist Chest Hips
X-Small < 5'6" in / <168 cm 135 lbs / 61 kg 22”-24” in / 56-61 cm < 37” in / < 94 cm
Small 5’6”-5’8” in / 168-173 cm 145 lbs / 66 kg 24”-27” in / 61-69 cm 37”-39” in / 94-99 cm < 34" in  / < 86 cm
Medium 5'9" in / 175-180 cm 165 lbs / 75 kg 27”-32” in / 69-81 cm 39”-42” in / 99-107 cm 34"-38" in  / 86-96 cm
Large 6'0" in / 183-188 cm 195 lbs / 88 kg 32”-35” in / 81-89 cm 42”-45” in / 107-114 cm 38"-42" in / 96-106 cm
X-Large 6'2" in / 191-196 cm 215 lbs / 98 kg 35”-41” in / 89-104 cm 45”-48” in / 114-122 cm 42"-47" in / 106-119 cm
XX-Large 6'5" in / 197 cm+ 235 lbs / 107 kg 42” in +  / 105 cm + 49” in + / 123 cm + 48" in + / 121 cm +

 

The size chart above should serve as a general guide. If you would like assistance in determining the proper size, please send the following information to contact@desotosport.com.

WEIGHT - Accuracy helps us provide a more accurate size for you.
CHEST - Fullest part of breast, measured as the largest part of circumference right over the pectoral muscle.
WAIST -  Circumference measured at the belly-button line - this is NOT the same as your pants waist size.
HIPS - Circumference measured at the widest point, NOT at your hips where your belt may go. Typically this will measure just a few inches below your hip bones and around the largest part of the glutes.

If you do not have a tape measure and you need something to measure with, use a belt, or smart phone power cord, and a ruler.

 

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