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Perhaps they are the most elusive piece of fitness gear of them all: bike shorts that don’t completely humiliate. When it comes to bike shorts, either they’re riding up to NSFWorkout levels or they’re a throwback to the ’80s in the worst way possible. We were determined to hunt down the most stylishly functional spin shorts on the market and our top five picks prove that our fitness shopping skills are still as tight as our quads after class. Need to know what to wear to SoulCycle? These shorts stay in place, keep you covered, and yes – show some serious leg…

Vimmia Printed Cosmos Shorts

In love with these neon-splattered shorts by up-and-coming activewear brand Vimmia. Why wouldn’t we be? They’re made of fabric that’s got both cooling and moisture transfer technology, the high waistband hold everything right where we want it, and the ultra-flattering detailing on the behind? Makes us want to shake our groove thing out of the saddle for serious.


ALO Yoga Emma Short

Mesh isn’t over yet! Put a little sass into your pedal stroke by slipping into the Emma Short by fitness celeb fave ALO Yoga. The mesh detailing not only provide ventilation – they looks super hot.


Vie Active Tanya Dance Short

Refuse to give up your short-shorts in spin class? Okay…but you’re going to need to hustle to find a pair that actually stay in place. Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork (no pun intended) and found the perfect pair, by Aussie fave Vie Active.


Nike R U Bike Shorts

These ain’t your mama’s ’80s bike shorts. Sure, they’ve got that quintessential long inseam to prevent them from being more than thigh high, but their sleek design and high waistband (for extra coverage in the back, if you know what we mean) make these shorts as a top contender on our list.


2XU Women's Elite MCS Compression Short

No one wants to be sidelined from what they love. If you’re cycling – heck, if you’re working out at a high intensity! – multiple times per week, it is imperative you’re recovering in the smartest way possible. These compression shorts by 2XU aid in quick recovery and muscle health just by slipping them on. We promise you’ll notice a difference after a few wears (our fitness pro posse says so). Talk about making your workout work for you!


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