We are really excited to announce the release of our brand new women’s bike apparel line designed in collaboration with legendary sportwear designer and athlete Heida Birgisdottir.
We have been making bike apparel since 2014 but 2022 will be the first year that we are delivering a women’s specific apparel line to all women out there shredding the trails, parks and single tracks, or just pounding the tarmac on heavy commutes to work.
The line consists of two technical long sleeve riding jerseys, the Floral LS and Race Jersey LS; two short sleeve riding jerseys, the Floral SS and Trio Jersey SS; the performance all-mountain Ridge Shorts; and the Ridge DH pants designed for race days, days out on the trails and beyond.
Designed to make a day in the saddle more comfortable
Each piece is brimming with bike specific features designed to make a day in the saddle more comfortable, safer and of course more stylish. Jersey’s are built from a quick drying, moisture wicking stretch fabric with zonal airflow panels for freedom of movement and a cool comfortable ride even when putting the pedal to the metal. This is complemented by both race heritage design on the Race Jersey and Trio, while the Floral SS and LS feature a subtle pattern inspired by rain forests.
Our playground is the nature
“Most of the time when designing prints I’m inspired by nature,” says Heida. “Rain forests feel exotic, are so beautiful and diverse, home to hundreds of plant and tree species, and they are also essential to our planet but endangered. We all need to be more aware and protect and respect nature our planet. For us mountain bikers, our playground is the nature, and that’s why I felt this was the right path to go with the print.”
Both the Ridge Pant and Ridge Short are built from a toughened 4-way stretch fabric for freedom and flex, with double stitching adding to their durability for seasons worth of riding. A high-waist with an inner anti-slip band and extra stretch back yolk provide secure fit and comfort in and out of the saddle while a race-ratchet closure delivers a confident fit with on-the-fly adjustability.
We wanted to work with a women designer that rides bikes as well
Designed specifically with the needs of women bikers in mind Heida Birgisdottir was a logical choice to design the collection. As well as having over 20 years experience designing women’s riding gear – including for her own label Nikita, the vanguard of women’s snowboard gear – Heida is a dab hand on a bike as well as boards.
Throughout my carrier as a designer I’ve also been the end customer for the product.
“Throughout my carrier as a designer I’ve also been the end customer for the product,” says Heida. “I would never feel true to myself as a designer or to the brand if I wasn’t involved in the sport that I’m designing for.”
When we decided, we wanted to work on a women line, Heida was the first person who came to our mind. We didn’t want a man designing it because of the female specific cuts and fit. So an expert like Heida was the obvious choice.
Like all TSG gear this new women’s bike line is on the cutting edge of performance and functionality with style an evident nice addition to the package. It is also lighter and more stretchy than the men’s editions, perfectly tailored to the female shredders who are going to be blasting around in it.
The Women’s Bike Apparel line has now hit the trails, so keep your eyes pealed as it will fly out of the shops as fast as TSG rider Kara Beal points it down hill.
In this video below, Kara talks you through each piece of the line: