So. Many Firsts.

 The first cycling short 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... While they're out there riding centuries and multi-day tours, mile after mile, they asked for a short that's easy to get in and out of 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 cycling short. With thoughtful details like a yoga-inspired waistband to eliminate uncomfortable pressure and seamless silicon leg bands so they stay put. After more than one year of development, we're confident this is the best cycling short for women. Period.