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Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (L)

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If you're a cyclist that demands the best technology at the best price, then look no further than the Performance Ultra Shorts. Designed in Chapel Hill, NC and made in the United States, the Ultra Shorts ensure you'll be riding at your best.

These shorts feature the new Ultra TMF Italian chamois with Skyving technology for seamless, pressure-free comfort, and its multi-density foam with Air Mesh layer provides shock absorption, breathability, and moisture-wicking. The shorts' high compression fabric has an embossed texture and uses push/pull technology to manage moisture while the six panel construction with abrasion-resistant side panels maintain a streamlined fit.

Coldblack technology reduces skin temperature under direct sunlight for the ultimate in cooling comfort on hot days and the an UPF 30+ rating means there's protection against the sun's harmful rays. Wide, sublimated leg bands are non-restrictive and the silicone interior helps to keep the shorts perfectly placed. Built with the same features found in high-end cycling shorts, the Performance Ultra Shorts give you all the benefits the pros are accustomed to.


  • Nylon/spandex fabric blend with embossed texture improves aerodynamics, manages moisture, and provides high compression at a lighter weight
  • Abrasion-resistant side panels are made with a special knit that pulls perspiration from the surface of the skin and pushes it off the face of the material
  • Ultra TMF Italian chamois is anatomically shaped for long distance comfort, features multi-density foams to absorb vibrations, utilizes seamless Skyving technology to eliminate steps between foam layers, plus has a carbon brushed anti-bacterial top sheet
  • Italian made leg opening includes a wide sublimated leg band with silicone print to prevent them from riding up the leg
  • 6-panel design with high compression reduces muscle fatigue and speeds up muscle recovery
  • UPF 30+ sun protection
  • Flatlock seams eliminate chafing
  • Reflective accents enhance visibility in low-light conditions

This product was added to our catalog on May 3, 2019

Thursday, Jul 11 2019 (5 weeks ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (S)
Very nice bike shorts. When I shopped Nashbar for these I found very little information about sizing but I did find a description for an earlier version of the Ultra Shorts on the Performance site that said, "The advanced compression technology improves blood flow, and can increase the time to muscle fatigue. This does mean that the fit runs slightly smaller however, so if you're between sizes we'd recommend sizing up." I took this advice as I'm an older, less fit rider who has always purchased a size Large in other shorts such as Pearl Izumi, Garneau, or the old Descente AeroX shorts. So I sized up to an XL in these shorts and they fit appropriately. Take this advice with a grain of salt as I recognize that there are a lot of body types out there. I'm male, 5'9" 190 lbs, typically wear a size 36 waist in pants.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jul 31 2019 (2 weeks ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
Pro: Good comfortable Chamois with good padding, value price. Con: short legs, poor grippers. Size Medium fits true for 5'9" 158#. Good compression for upper/lower abdomen and bits. Lycra is summer weight thin, comfortable. Admittedly, Bike shorts and saddles are subject to personal tastes. I ride long Rando miles on Leather and Veggie Brooks with the bars at seat height or within 1" below. First ride was over 200km and the chamois was more comfortable than my shorts of 3x the $$. The short legs do ride up and expose an inch or so of pale above tan line. If Performance were to make these with legs 1" or so longer and functional grippers these shorts would be giant killers! Despite the flaws, I bought 2 more pair because the chamois did not abuse my undercarriage on long rides.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jul 27 2019 (3 weeks ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (L)
I Ride 4 days a week. These are the best shorts for me.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jul 26 2019 (3 weeks ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
Very great value. True to size. Used for a few rides already, Chamios is everything the description says it is.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jun 26 2019 (7 weeks ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (XL)
I love these things. Iíve been using Performance shorts for years, and they keep getting better. The latest Ultra short compares favorably to other nice bike shorts at 2/3 the price. Every year I buy 2 new pair and try to wear them out (which is hard to do). Highly recommend!í
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jun 20 2019 (8 weeks ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (XL)
By far my favorite shorts made anywhere. Incredible value for the money. I was really happy to see them for sale again. Now I hope you can bring back Ultra jerseys too.
Friday, May 10 2019 (3 months ago)
Performance Ultra Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (S)
bought yesterday to go on my first ride on my new bike. I have to say that for the price they were amazing felt great fit perfect did not move around and had great padding in just the right spots. I'm by no means a small guy i wear a size 38 pant and i ordered a XL and fit great.