Inspired by the Men's Crank It Up, the Rip It Up is the perfect female mountain bike short, or a variety of other cycling types due to its performance + casual style DNA. Pair with the Liberator Liner for a comfortable ride.
RIP IT UP SHORTS:
Highly breathable, 4-way stretch fabric and elastic waistband provide superior comfort and generous fit in both the tight, form-fit and relaxed fit modes. Dial in fit with a velcro tab at the hem for optimal aerodynamics. The shorts also have a drawstring if needed to further dial in fit.
Garment Measurements (size medium):
Rip it Up Inseam, 10 1/2"
Liberator Liner Insteam, 7"
Jenn is 5'4" and wearing a size small
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I purchased these with the liner. I had to size up to a large in the liner, as it really was tight around my thighs (my thighs look nothing like the model's...they are a bit more thick, but muscular as well). I thought I needed a large Rip It Up short as well, but after I exchanged them, (which ElevenPine sent me the exchange pair before having to send back the originals...which was awesome, as then I got to try all shorts on with different sized liners, super helpful. (I also purchased the road bike shorts, too...love them!) Anyway, these are what I wear to mountain bike in. They are a little on the thick side, and the button closure is not a favorite feature. I do like the pockets, and the zippered down sides and just the overall look. I am 5'5" about 140 lbs. I ordered the liner in large and shorts in mediums...perfect fit. I am considering the Kick it up Skort next and I definitely want another liner as I have been riding more that that weather is getting nice. I have worn just the liner and this summer if it is really hot, will probably go that route instead of the shorts over the top. (Unless I get the skort....then I'll have a third option!!!)
These shorts have become my go to as I second the “FINALLY”. I have always worn men’s mountain biking shorts even though I road bike. Rise in the back of the shorts and length over the leg to cover my not so pretty legs being the reasons why. When I first ran across 11pine at a biking event, I was not convinced that the women’s shorts would be long enough so I tried the men’s shorts. Much to my surprise, they did not fit. I tried the women’s shorts and was pleasantly surprised at how well they fit. It was like putting on an old pair of well loved jeans. A comfortable waistband that gives, but yet, still hugs. The material the shorts are made out of is soft and comfortable. The option to have a wider leg for comfort and airflow is a nice added touch. Two things I would suggest which do not reflect on how much I LOVE these shorts. I wish there was a cargo pocket, though it would then interfere with the unzipping for the airflow, so this may not happen as I have used cargo pockets for years to hold easy to grab snacks. The other suggestion is to add a drawstring in the waistband. The pair I purchased are now getting too big around the waist.
I purchased the shorts and liners at recent bike event. I have been trying to find a great liner and bike shorts for years. I loved this combo. The liner is super comfortable with a yoga style band the sits higher on your waist so it doesn't create a tummy bulge. The legs gripped great, but not too tight and went a little lower on the leg, which I prefer. I also found the padding to be comfortable and cool without feeling like I am wearing a diaper. I wore just the liner road biking and they looked great. The exterior short is wonderful for mountain biking. Rugged yet lightweight. The shorts fit well, not too loose, not too tight. Both the liner and the shorts cover the backside well. I typically wear somewhere a size 7, size 6 can be a little tight, size 8 a little loose. I have shorter legs and a longer torso and rize can be a problem for me. I started with a size medium and they fit well, but I found the rize to be a little short for me, so I went with the large. Both the liner and shorts are a tad on the big side but not so much that they look big or effect performance. So glad I found this combo-try it!