We’ve been revelling in women’s mountain bike kit this year. Brands are hitting the markets in full force with a brightly coloured display of tapered cuts, eye-catching colours and technical fabrics. It’s never been so good, and it’s just getting started…
Mountain biking is varied in itself. When you think of off-road riding, you’ll often think of baggy clothing, skater style shoes with a very loose style. That’s just one side of it. Those riders often ride all mountain and downhill where looser fit clothing is ideal.
However, there’s still quite a lot of Lycra and slim fitting garments that are more suitable for cross-country, or general off-road bimbling. While this fledging industry of female rippers is still finding it’s identity, brands are developing their own concepts and ideas for us dirt divas.
I’ve been pretty impressed with Endura in the past. They use innovative ideas and high performance fabrics to develop kit that enhances performance and comfort. Endura’s trail kit for women is slim fitting, flattering of the female form, and can withstand a tough day on the trails. I’ve spent the past few weeks wearing, riding and washing this mountain ensemble, so how did it fair up?