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Machines for Freedom Essential Cycling Short

Machines for Freedom Essential Cycling Short
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
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Essential for every adventure.

So. Many. Firsts. The first cycling short EVER from Machines For Freedom. The first new piece in the Machines’ line to feature our new inclusive size range, extending from X-Small to XXX-Large! The first cycling short truly designed for the long-distance rider.

Many view shorts as the novice kit, a first step on the way to bibs. But our community was saying something different… They aren’t beginners; they’re out there riding centuries and multi-day tours, mile after mile. But they prefer the easy in and out of a short without losing any of the technical benefits of a high-performance bib.

Enter: The Essential Short. Designed for the endurance rider who simply prefers a short. With thoughtful details like a yoga-inspired waistband to eliminate uncomfortable pressure and a seamless silicone leg band so they stay put. After more than one year of development, we’re confident this is the best cycling short for women. Period.

- The Essential Short features the same fan-favorite chamois as Machines’ Endurance Bib. It’s graded for 6+ hours in the saddle, bacteriostatic to inhibit infections, and wide enough for most women’s sit bones.
- The yoga-inspired waistband is revolutionary: compressive enough to stay up without sagging, but soft enough to eliminate elastic bands that dig when in the riding position.
- New seamless leg bands stay put without squeezing.
- Machines’ iconic paneled construction combines style and a flattering sleek silhouette.
- Highest-quality European fabric is compressive, moisture-wicking, and silky soft to the touch.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black / XX-Small 888818662685 RS01BLKXX
Black / X-Large 888818662708 RS01BLKXL 210000057747
Black / XXX-Large 888818662678 RS01BLK3X