Race Face Khyber 3/4-Sleeve Jersey - Women's
Sweltering summer days spent flying around your favorite flow trail calls for the cool comfort of the Race Face Khyber 3/4-Sleeve Jersey. Crafted from a quick-drying, moisture-wicking Cool Touch fabric, the Khyber ensures you're wrapped in refreshingly dry comfort as you battle brutal climbs and harrowing rocky descents. Striking aesthetics help you leave an impression with your fellow riders as you pick apart your line, and the built-in UPF 50 sun-protection gives you some much-needed defense against harmful UV rays
Club Ride Apparel Ventura Short - Women's
Plaid has a place on the trails too, and Club Ride Apparel makes a case for embracing your preppy side with its versatile Ventura Shorts. Cut with an 11in inseam, the Ventura will protect your legs whether you're sneaking in a quick ride on your favorite trail or spending the day riding lifts. Club Ride uses its stretchy, quick-drying PowerWeave fabric to construct the shorts, treating it with a water-repellent coating to keep you dry and paying careful attention to waist construction.
Extending the back of the waist higher than the front effectively prevents annoying gaps while you're stretched out over the bars, while Club Ride's inner adjustment system allows you to further fine-tune the waistband's fit to make sure it stays secure. You'll have plenty of space to store ride essentials in the Ventura's dual pockets, and zippers help ensure you don't leave anything behind on the trail. The shorts are finished with reflective accents that make sure you stay visible in case you find yourself crossing onto the roads on your way back from the trails.
Louis Garneau Latitude Short - Women's
Castelli Rosso Corsa Support Bra - Women's
The Castelli Rosso Corsa Support Bra is specifically designed to keep moisture at bay. The fabrics used help to constantly wick moisture away from your skin to the surface for quick evaporation. To speed up this process, Tulle Mesh is added at the sides and back. To ensure support, the Rosso Corsa is designed to support without constricting. The Giro 3 fabric used on the cross back won’t dig into your shoulders, and the eyelet hooks at the back adjust to the perfect fit. The Rosso Corsa is recommended for C/D cups.
Pearl Izumi Select Pursuit 3/4 Tight - Women's
The sun is shining and the roads are clear. Though it's not officially spring yet, you're itching to say goodbye to indoor spin classes and the gym and get back on the bike outside. Rather than rushing shorts season, only to spend your first ride of the year with windburned, numb thighs, pull on the Pearl Izumi Select Pursuit 3/4 Tight before you get back in the saddle. With a form-fitting cut ready to support early season muscles, this tight wicks moisture as soon as you start to sweat on familiar climbs. Its 19.5-inch inseam also provides insulation against brisk late winter air, without causing you to overheat under warm spring rays. As you stretch out in the saddle for a long descent, the wide, stabilizing waistband keeps you comfortable and supported, while the plush but lithe chamois cushions with as little excess material and as much breathability as possible.
2XU MCS Cross Training Bonded Mid-Rise Compression Tight - Women's
Assos XC Bib Short - Women's
We have a penchant for wearing Assos road bibs under our mountain bike baggies. We've grown so accustomed to its anatomically mapped female fit and the comfort from its chamois, nothing else quite comes close. We fear not wearing them with the protection of a baggy short outer as the propensity to crash means maybe ruining them, but there are days when we want to forgo the baggy, think XC racing, which is why we're grateful that Assos now offers the XC Bib Short providing its excellent chamois technology and fit with the added durability to stand up to off-road use. It tested the shorts with BMC MTB Racing Team, helping to refine them into the tough, lightweight, and highly breathable shorts here. This version features its women’s specific mountain bike insert with thicker memory foam and a new position optimized for off-road riding.
To beef up the durability, the short utilizes ripstop fabric on the side panels of the legs in the form of high abrasion resistant and breathable dyneRope material. It's a close-fitted woven fabric consisting of a black polyethylene weaving. Claimed to be the world’s strongest fiber, its 15-times stronger than steel while remaining extremely lightweight and able to wick moisture. Elsewhere, it uses its Type.429 Titanio fabric that’s engineered with 4-way stretch so they easily move with you.
Assos also took the opportunity to create a mountain bike-specific insert and in this instance, women-specific as well. Its positioned a tad more forward and cut narrower there than on its road bibs and tuned for a slightly more upright mountain bike position and the increased body English required on steep switchback climbs. It uses a thick 10mm memory foam over an elastic insert to soak up the bumps over rough trails while reducing friction for increased comfort. The short also benefits from Assos' goldenGate technology that interrupts the sewing in the area between the legs creating three-dimensional freedom of movement. Fewer seams mean reduced friction and more comfort. One of our favorite features of the s7 chamois is its perforated foam middle layer resulting in weight savings and increased breathability.
The shorts also utilize its aeroPatterningFenomeno1 design that consists of a patent-pending single seam that sits on the rear of the legs. This allows the main fabric of the short to wrap around your thighs providing for more support and compression. For the uppers, Y7 frame carrier bibTech uses straps cut from wider elastic that sit with less pressure on your shoulders and it employs Assos' Schnalle technology. This consists of a magnetic clasp on the strap that runs down the center of your chest letting you unclasp it easily for nature breaks and goes unnoticed while riding.
A few last bits of tech that make the short a winner in off-road circles is its anti-bacterial odorControl treatment keeping the shorts feeling fresh and the mountain bike-specific leg grippers offering the ideal amount of compression without excessive pressure.
DAKINE Tech Tank Top - Women's
Uninhibited and relaxed, the Dakine Tech Tank Top frees you from the stifling confines of everyday riding apparel with its flowy racerback silhouette. However, don't let its seemingly casual nature fool you into thinking it's only suited for kicking back on the beach or enjoying drinks on the patio. This technical tank is purposely suited for high-octane trail rides and sweltering summer hikes with its Dri-Release fabric, which rapidly wicks moisture from your body to promote active cooling. To ensure you're not carrying olfactory reminders of your sweaty trail pursuits, the FreshGuard fends off odors when you're perspiring under oppressive heat and radiant sunshine.
Terry Bicycles Full-Finger Windstopper Glove - Women's
Louis Garneau Icefit 2 Dress with Removable Chamois - Women's
So backyard cookouts aren't typically the place for haute couture, but we're not exactly keen on attending in Lycra, either. Solve the ride in Lycra vs. drive in a sundress dilemma with Louis Garneau's chamois-equipped Icefit 2 Dress, which combines a casual dress silhouette with a liner that incorporates LG's minimalist Slim Flex women's insert.
The Icefit 2 lives up to its name with a pair of fabrics. The body fabric and namesake, Icefit 2, actually reacts to the presence of perspiration to by actively cooling your skin. It also works to keep you dry by pulling that perspiration away from your skin and expelling it into the summer air, and mesh inserts further this aim by increasing ventilation so you heat-up less in the first place. The included liner is removable independently of the dress, but when it is in use, Powerband leg cuffs keep it in place and it helps prevent unwanted exposure on winding days or after you've spun up to speed.
Gore Wear Base Layer Sleeveless Shirt - Women's
When summer graces you with long days, balmy temperatures, and intense sunshine, the last thing you're thinking about is layering up — but don't let your instinct hold you back from the right base layer. Toss on the Gore Wear Sleeveless Women's Baselayer and explore a world of sweat-wicking, cooling fibers that wrap you up to keep your temperature down. Crafted from a blend of synthetic fibers, you'll find that this base layer fits like a second skin, while aiding in moisture transfer to quickly pull away perspiration and dry while you ride. Its cut with minimized flat-lock seams to reduce chaffing, and a construction that contours to your body to keep you comfortable all day. In back you'll find an extended hem that keeps you covered when you're on the bike so you can comfortably move fore and aft without worries of dreaded crack back.
Gore Wear C5 Gore Windstopper Trail Pant - Women's
Pull on the C5 Gore Windstopper Trail Pants for the rides where the conditions make staying inside on a trainer look appealing. These pants have a Gore Windstopper membrane to seal out wind and resist light precipitation to keep you pedaling in comfort. The hybrid construction leaves the breathable lining uncovered in less vulnerable areas so vapor can escape. Reinforcements at the inner lower leg and saddle area extend the lifespan of the pants, while articulated knees help ensure you can move naturally.