Women's mountain bike clothing is usually loose fitting for greater comfort. The loose-fitting jerseys and shorts often have large pockets designed to carry snacks and electronics. Women's mountain bike shoes typically have large lugs to provide traction to the rider when off the bike in varied terrain.
Women's Road bike clothes are usually worn very close to the skin. This aids in moisture-wicking as well as aerodynamics. Some bike clothes even have a dimpled texture like a golf ball that makes the cyclist more aerodynamic. Women's road bike shoes are built on women-specific lasts that conform to the narrower shape of a woman's foot.