Men's Guide Trail MTB Shorts (Gunmetal Grey)

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 18 reviews
Jasper White (Winston-Salem, NC)
Love the Guide Trail MTB shorts

We finally had an evening warm enough to try my new Guide Trail shorts. I've been riding Fox Ranger Shorts for years but these are now my new favorite. Great fit true to size and the feel is awesome. Can't wait for the full length version to be available. I have several Conative MTB products and love them all!

Eric Cunningham (Gloucester, VA)
Great shorts

These shorts are great. Just don’t be like me and think, yeah I’m a 32…click, orderd, return to watching Red Bull Hardline. Check their sizing instructions. Sent my 32s back for some 30s and the second pair fit so nice. I have had a chance to get quite a few rides in them and I’m stoked. Super comfortable, great pocket layout and darn nice looking. Read the sizing instructions, break out your current best fitting shorts, measure them then order these. Cheers

William Hobgood (Wake Forest, NC)
My favorite shorts

Love these so much that I have 5 pairs. These are my go to shorts for everyday wear as well as when on my bike. 👊🏼

George Lewis (Brooklyn, NY)
Cognative Guide Shorts

So far, these are my favorite shorts I've used for mountain biking. They're comfortable, light, and seem very durable. I love the button closure with the adjustment straps (that actually stay put in the wash!) on the sides. Great product!

Edgar Roberts Jr. (Hendersonville, NC)
Guide shorts

Shorts are very comfortable and more form fitting. Perfect length! Love them so far.