For the long road ahead.
Many cycling adventures go beyond the borders of the city, and well off into the beyond, winding up steep canyons, rolling through undulating hills of vineyards, and ending 150-miles away from starting point in a quaint village that sleeps under a blanket of stars. The trouble with these adventures isn't the exploration itself, but rather in making sure your kit can support you for the mission. Its moments like these that have us reaching for the Machines For Freedom Endurance Bibs. These bibs are designed for the long ride, offering you compression with paneling that's designed specifically for women, catering to our curves for a flattering fit that hugs your muscles for support while you're putting down the power.
The Endurance Bibs feature an Italian-made chamois that promises long term support for your miles on the bike. It uses ultra-high-density foam padding inserts to alleviate pressure on your sciatic nerve, with wide placement that works for a variety of sit bone widths. The center of the chamois features a high-density pelvic track insert, designed specifically for our anatomy to reduce pressure that causes pain and numbing when in aggressive riding positions. Topping off the chamois is an extremely soft and breathable fabric that features polyamide-carbon threading that ups the drying game, reduces heat, and even claims to fight odor causing bacteria so you can feel fresh when you stop at a café at the midway point.
Designed by women for women, these bibs bring us an assortment of features that other companies seem to skip over. Some of these features include a racerback bib that fits comfortably between shoulder blades and pairs well with sports bras for minimal fidgeting, and a shorter inseam that helps you keep those crisp tan lines hidden when you're in the office. The bibs use panels that move through the hips in a V-shape that both increase the muscular support while you ride, and offer a slimming visual affect that's flattering with any jersey. Preventing the sausage casing effect, the bibs are finished out with a clean and crisp leg band that stays put, but offer enough stretch for a smooth body silhouette.
- Bibs with a long-distance minded construction
- Compressive fabric holds your muscles for support
- Sweat pulls away from your skin with inner material
- Your sit bones with thank you for high-density chamois
- Carbon-infused chamois threads fight odor to keep fresh
- V-shaped paneling hug you and offer a flattering fit
- Racerback bib pairs well with sports bras
- Leg band locks into place without squeezing tight
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- Q & A
Not an exaggeration... favorite bibs.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 135lbs
Working in the cycling industry can drive one to constantly be searching for "the next best thing". I have been fortunate enough to ride in quality bibs from brands like Assos, Castelli, and Pearl Izumi. I was skeptical that I really needed another pair of bibs when I saw these on the site. The Machines for Freedom story inspired me to at least give them a try.
One woman started the company after seeing a need for quality kits for lady riders. She along with one other woman do just about everything within the company now. They model in the shoots, craft the emails and advertising, and even box up product bought from their website to ship to customers. It is so refreshing to have a company focus 100% on a better riding experience for women.
Back to the bibs- these are honestly my new favorites. Putting them on really feels like they were made for each of my curves. The fabric is so soft and you'll quickly forget you even have them on. Chamois feels great after even after hot, long days. Length of the straps and inseam is right where I would want them. Honestly, these are incredible. I would recommend them to any level of rider; the one who has never tried bibs, the one who has her kit staples, and the one who wants to support a rad company. Found the sizing to mirror brands like Castelli and Assos.