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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 silicon leg band so they stay put. The 8.5" Inseam makes for a versatile, mid-thigh fit.
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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.
- The 8.5" Inseam makes for a versatile, mid-thigh fit.
- 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.
A snug fit is crucial to performance!
If you are under 5'-3" tall we recommend sizing down.
If you are over 6' tall, you may need to size up.
These Cycling Shorts have a 8.5" inseam.
Kaelani is wearing a size Medium and is:
5'10" / bust 34" / waist 28" / hips 40"
Anna is wearing size X-Large and is:
5'9" / bust 45" / waist 33.5" / hips 47"
Check out our Fit Guide for more detailed instructions, or pop your measurements into our fit calculator for a personalized recommendation!
To get the longest life out of your garment, we recomend washing in cold water with a mild detergent and hanging it to dry. If you need to toss it in the dryer in a pinch, that's okay! Just keep this to a minimum. Overtime, heat can degrade the yar, resulting in lost compression and durability.
All orders are shipped free within the US, and will include a pre-paid return label for easy returns and exchanges.
If ordering from outside of the US, be sure to check local duties and taxes! Machines does not cover this cost and rates vary country to country.
For international returns, please use the carrier of your choice and return to 1475 S 5070 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
As always, we put fit first and this produt was developed to perform for every body shape, with sizing from X-Small through XXX-Large.
Our yoga-inspired waistband hugs the midsection, without pinching, for a comfortable ride.
Ordering two sizes to compare is a great way to ensure the perfect fit. Check out our super easy Return Policy and Happiness Guarantee!
For cycling bibs and shorts, the HIP MEASUREMENT is the most crucial factor. Measure around the WIDEST POINT of the hips/bum. If you are between sizes or petite (5'3" or under), we recommend SIZING DOWN for a compressive fit. A snug fit is crucial to performance. Check out our FIT GUIDE for more detailed instructions, or pop your measurements into the fit calculator above for a personalized recommendation! (Please note, the fit guide requires chest, waist and hip measurements.)
Ok, I wanted to try these for so long because I’ve been a longtime bibs user and just have found most bibs with a peeing exit strategy (IYKYK) to be really cost prohibitive and only sometimes functional. These shorts went on sale and I got a pair and I might order another. They feel durable. The right amount of compressive. Comfy. High waisted enough that the whole problem with shorts is not a thing (i.e. smushing stomach and cutting off breathing/eating/ comfort). They stay put. They have a nice chamois pad. And they’re cute!
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These shorts are everything you could want in a pair of cycling shorts. Yoga waistband that is comfortable m, good compression and excellent pad. It is apparent they were made by women, they are a very flattering fit. Bonus : no sausage legs from leg grippers 🤩
Nice alternative to bibs with high quality chamois. However, like all cycling shorts, the waist tends to roll down in more aggressive riding positions.
Perfectly supportive and the waistband is super comfortable.
Overall these shorts fit well. I've only worn them once so far but they were very comfortable. The one exception is the waist tends to roll over/down some when riding and that is a bit annoying. I'm 5'5, 120lbs and the size small fits me well.
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