Merckx, Coppi, LeMond, Sagan: you know who they are, but with these bibs we wanted to shine some light on the great women stars of cycling. We took out our trusty sharpie and scrawled them on our best women's bib with a pro-quality women's-specific chamois. Grey on black with pink highlights, they can be worn with any number of jerseys but, of course, match our QOM jersey perfectly.
Note: Proceeds will go to help get girls on bikes at the excellent I Challenge Myself cycling program for under-served kids in NYC.
All-time greats hand-drawn include: Laura Van Glider, Evie Stevens, Jeannie Longo, Marianne Vos, Connie Carpenter, Beth Hayden, Missy Giove, Rebecca Twigg, Katie Compton, Kristin Armstrong, Mara Abbott, Amber Neben, Billie Fleming, Marianne Martin, Carmen Small, Laura Kenny, Annie Londonderry, Beryl Burton, Juli Furtado, Sheila Young, Nicole Cooke, Katerina Nash, Lynn Bessette, Lizzie Deignan, Nicole Reinhart, Annemiek van Vleuten, Anna van der Breggen.
Made in Tuscany, Italy.
Miti Italian fabrics with a women's specific Dolomiti long distance pad.
The problem with chamois pads is that they're either so thick you feel like you're sitting on a diaper, or they're sleek and lightweight but with no real cushioning.
For the new generation of our bib shorts, we wanted to do something special. We found one of the heritage Italian pad manufacturers, with over 50 years of experience working with pro teams, and with their guidance we chose what we think is the perfect pad for these bibs.
This is our workhorse pad: comfortable and durable for long rides and trainer sessions (which we all know are the ultimate test). Our riders have put thousands of miles on it and they tell us it "just disappears" beneath them.