Race level support isn't always needed in a pair of cycling shorts. Zip-away bibs, high-end compression fabrics and quick-dry chamois all have their place. Gore Bike Wear's Women's Contest Shorts come in where performance bibs leave off, without compromising the quality or security of a well-built pair of shorts. The shorts have a comfortable, non-race fit, and are well priced for those who don't ride frequently but want the support of a cycling short. They're made for a ride on the bike path or around the neighborhood with the family, but can take the rigors of a 20-mile ride.They're constructed from a nylon-elastane compressive fabric that aims to promote faster blood circulation and increase oxygen supply during exertion. The fabric also gives an improved fit so the Contest Shorts don?t limit your freedom of movement while in the saddle. No gripper on the bottom hem gives these shorts a more natural feel than traditional cycling shorts. Shifted seams on the outside of the leg reduce chafing, helping to achieve a more comfortable ride. The women-specific Contest chamois features elasticity, breathability, and a seamless finish that make it ideal for a weekend spin around the city, a quick hill repeats session, or a climb up a canyon.The women's Gore Bike Wear Contest Short comes in Black, White, and Pool Blue/black. They are available in X-Small to XX-Large with an inseam length of 18cm (7in).