In a relatively short span of time, we’ve seen the women’s mountain bike industry flourish. Prayers have been answered and voices have been heard as we once dreamed for an equal playing field when it came to the inclusion of females in this largely male-dominated sport.
In the past two years alone there have been considerable efforts made by clothing companies and bike brands to cater for, and include, the dirt descending women of our sport. Women’s specific clinics, camps and races are springing up all over the country to help strengthen a budding network of female riders.
When it comes to mountain bike kit, we’ve been pretty spoilt for choice. Brands are stepping up their game to introduce stunning patterns, flattering cuts and high-tech fabric to work with you so you can descend in style and comfort. One of the leading favourites for women’s MTB apparel is Fox Racing. With elite female riders on their roster, Fox can ensure their kit is well tested and well considered when bringing it to the mass market.
Last year we saw their downhill Demo kit take the trails by storm as streaks of pink and green blurred the treeline in beauty. For 2017, Fox has launched the women’s Flexair Seca in two rather unconventional colourways, and we’ve been out shredding the trails to see if it lives up to its sterling reputation.