Collection: MTB Shorts

Mens Womens Youth Shorts 100 Percent AlpineStars DHaRCO Dakine Fox Leatt TLD

Comfy, stylish and practical. The best MTB shorts should go unnoticed to let you focus on riding. Check out our included size charts to get your fit right!

MTB Shorts

Australia's Largest Range of MTB Shorts

A great fitting and durable pair of mtb shorts is the centrepiece of any mountain biker’s must-have kit, but not all mtb shorts are made equal! Whether you are downhilling, trail riding or hitting big cross country routes, a pair of high quality, great fitting mountain bike shorts will ensure you get the most from your ride.

With Australia’s biggest range of mtb shorts, and simple returns in case you don’t quite get the right size or fit, make MTB Direct your first stop for mtb shorts. Our team of mtb specialists have carefully selected the best mtb shorts in the industry to suit all riding styles, body types and budgets! Find your perfect pair of mtb shorts today.

Types of MTB Shorts

With over 900 mtb short options, our range is certain to have the right choice for you! Need assistance narrowing it down? Get in touch with our team of experts for a little help shopping mtb shorts. 

Whether you’re looking for men’s mtb shorts, women’s mountain bike shorts or kid's mountain bike shorts, you are sure able to find a great pair on MTB Direct. 

  • Men’s MTB Shorts
  • Womens MTB Shorts
  • Youth MTB Shorts

What to consider when choosing MTB shorts

The first thing to consider when shopping for mtb shorts is the kind of riding you’ll be doing. Generally, the more time you’ll spend pedalling, the lighter weight you’ll want your mtb shorts to be. Also, for long days in the saddle, mtb shorts with shorter legs will allow for more comfort. 

The more aggressive your riding, the more durable you’ll want your mountain bike shorts to be. MTB shorts designed for downhill and enduro use with often manufactured with multiple crashes in mind and as such tend to be made of tougher materials than other mtb shorts. There are even mtb shorts with build in protection and armour!

For trail riding and recreational use, it’s pretty nice to have pockets in your mtb shorts for stopping at the cafe on the way home or rolling into the pub. Mountain bike shorts designed for racing however will often be pocket free to be more streamlined and comfortable. 

All mtb shorts will generally feature an adjustable and soft waistband that does not affect pedalling comfort. 

  • Durability
  • Length
  • Material
  • Pockets
  • Ventilation
  • Waistband
  • Padding

MTB Shorts - FAQ’s

How should mtb shorts fit?

MTB shorts should offer a full range of movement for your chosen riding style. A pair of mtb shorts that are snug, but not overly tight, conform to your shape and do not sag or ride up are the right shorts for you. 

Are mtb shorts suitable for all riding styles?

While there are numerous different styles of mtb shorts to suit the many styles of mountain biking the right pair of mtb shorts for you comes down to your personal preferences. Sure, you can go on a cross country ride in your enduro mountain bike shorts, but if your riding style tends to vary it’s certainly worth experimenting with different styles of mtb shorts and finding the right fit for your ride. 

How should I care for my mtb shorts?

It always pays to check the care instructions of your mountain bike shorts but in general mtb shorts are best washed on a cold, gentle wash. Specialist mtb shorts such as waterproof or insulated shorts, will require specific care.