- Forget about the carbs, Wild Rye produces gear to make your mountain biking more enjoyable.
- The brand follows a comprehensive made-for-women, by women, product philosophy.
- Wild Rye’s latest range blends fun patterns with great outdoor wear comfort.
Technical trail riding gear is a balance of fashion and function.
Mountain bikers want to look good and feel comfortable on
those long trail rides. And that implies excellent garment breathability when
climbing (and sweating), while feeling unconstrained during a descent.
Garments that chafe or snag on your seat are uncomfortable and unpleasant to ride in, spoiling even the best trails on a perfectly built bike.
For women, mountain bike gear can be a compromise – uneasily so. The colours and graphics can be too formulaic, or the fit isn't tailored for various body shapes.
Moving your centre of gravity around the bike, is vital in retaining balance on a tricky technical descent. And if you feel constrained by garment fabric and cut, you'll never ride to your bike's full potential or skills.
Harvest all the singletrack fun
Wild Rye might sound like an organic bakery, but it is a women's specific mountain bike clothing brand. Founded and staffed by women, Wild Rye creates some great technical trail riding gear – with its latest collection.
The latest range builds on the comfort of Wild Rye's Alice chamois, with a new Allyssa version. It features a high waist cut, to prevent those padded shorts from creeping down on a long ride.
For those women who prefer loud colours, there's the Lucy range. This quick-drying mountain bike shirt is buttoned to increase airflow. The Lucy trail riding shirt has a generously-sized collar too – ideal for additional sun protection on the neck.
Comfy shorts - for all conditions
You can match the Lucy shirt with a Kaweah short. Made from a polyester and elastane blend, the Kaweah short is breathable and wicks moisture. Best of all, its DWR finish gives that added layer of external moisture protection, keeping your legs dry, even if you roll through a few puddles on the trail.
"We are single-minded in our focus to encourage more women into the outdoors, with our dedication to women-specific needs and interests in apparel and gear," says Wild Rye CEO, Cassie Abel. "This new spring collection is all about not taking life too seriously and our pursuit of fun and adventure as seriously as if it were our day job."
Wild Rye's mountain bike apparel is sized from 0-18.