Men's Guide Trail MTB Shorts (Black)

Cognative Guide Trail MTB Shorts



Men's Performance Fit

Product Overview


Say goodbye to baggy and awkward-looking MTB shorts. We dialed in every feature for comfort and performance on the trail. We also dialed in the fit with a performance taper on the leg opening. With 2 large zippered pockets in the perfect location on the side of each leg, your phone will be secure, and you won't even know it's there. 

We named them the Guide Short to pay homage to the gear that takes you places—the gear that you go back to year after year because it's the best at what it does... And every pair of Guide Trail shorts is backed by our Cognative Ride Life Guarantee™, so you can rest easy knowing we've always got your back.

Specs and Features

  • 92% Polyester 8% Spandex with 4-way stretch
  • Poly Performance material to aid moisture transfer and breathability
  • Inseam gusset for overall movement (No more riding up or snagging on your saddle)
  • 2 stash pockets in front
  • 2 zippered thigh pockets large enough to fit any phone
  • Large YKK zippers for ride time dexterity and durability
  • Hook and webbing waist adjustments
  • Unbreakable waist button with reinforced nylon webbing 

Built for you

We believe in the freedom and positive benefits of cycling. Whether you are a beginner mountain biker, weekend warrior, Enduro racer, or just love riding bikes with friends, we built our MTB gear for you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Taylor (New York, NY)

Awesome shorts from an awesome company. Design and quality are spot on. The waist adjustment is excellent as well. If you need riding apparel, Cognative MTB is a one-stop-shop! Buy with confidence.

Dominic J. (Sacramento, CA)
Great shorts.

It’s hard finding good mtb shorts. They always seem to be restricting, these are comfortable and stretchy. I’ve used them on mtb rides and road rides.

Jeremy Morse (Montreal, QC)
Must have mtb shorts

These are by far some of the best most comfortable mtb shorts I’ve ever worn. I’ll eventually own all the colors & highly recommend them to my friends!

Lloyd Jones (Baton Rouge, LA)
Incredible Goldilocks Shorts

These shorts are incredible. I have tried out many over the years and these are the best. Some brands are too floppy and others are too tight. These are like goldilocks shorts. Just perfect. I went with a 30 inch waist (5'8 155 lbs) and they have a great fit. The stretch of the fabric makes them disappear while on the bike. Nicely done Cognative!

J.S. (Helotes, TX)
Best MTB shorts ever

These shorts have a tailored fit, a fabric that is sturdy yet supple, pockets that actually hold a phone and yet allow carried items disappear while pedaling, bomber zippers that won’t break, and are far less expensive than the competition. I’m comparing them to my Kitsbow, Pearl Izumi, Patagonia, and Giro shorts that are in my rotation. You could double the price and these would still be my go-to short every time. Well done Cognitive!