Lining up at your XC race starting line kitted out in bright, head-to-toe Lycra isn't really your style. You'd rather leave a little more to the imagination, and we understand. Maloja does too, and the alternative mountain bike brand created its MikeM. Shorts to leave you feeling a bit more covered on singletrack race course, without suffering a time penalty to those guys in Lycra that you're trying to beat. Designed to be paired with Maloja's mesh undershorts, the MikeM. is a featherweight liner, made with a four-way stretch blend of nylon and elastane that will wick moisture away from your skin as you ride, while doing its best to repel water on wet days. The elastic waistband is simple and efficient, easy to secure with a snap fastener while moving with you in the saddle. The MikeM.'s slim fit means you won't have bunching fabric holding you back when you stand to mash the pedals down in a sprint, and Maloja fits a single thigh pocket in along the length of the 6. 7in shorts to give you space to store any ride essentials you can't fit in your jersey.