High Praise For Higher Waistbands
You know when you finally find the perfect fitting bike shorts and want to shout from the rooftops? Well, hear me roar for the simply styled Breakaway Hi-Rise. Being on the tall side, the regular Breakaway Bike Short felt uncomfortably low on my waist, yet I fell in love with the Bike Bermuda which shares a lot of the same features as the Breakaway with a key difference: a higher rise waistband. As a perfect complement, the Breakaway Hi-Rise Short, with slightly more compressive fabric and a higher, wider waistband that extends torso coverage a much-needed 2 inches, hits the sweet spot for me. The waistband stays put and pulls-on easily; the leg bands are soft; and it’s offered in my preferred 8.5 inch inseam. The Breakaway Hi-Rise is my new favorite short!
Butterfly Century Saddle Goes Offroad & Feels GREAT.
As I age, ergonomic handlebars and a perfect saddle are key to comfort—not an easy task when you own multiple bikes! I’ve been a longtime fan of using the Butterfly Ti Gel + Saddle on my mountain bike but recently swapped it out to try the Butterfly Century.
Saddle nuances make all the difference and I understand why Terry offers numerous options within the Butterfly Saddle Family. Saddles with generous cut-outs and titanium rails tend to fit me the best because they are the most adjustable. The adjustability allows me to achieve correct positioning for all-day riding comfort and power output. While the Ti Gel model worked on this particular bicycle, the opening on the Century feels wider to me because the relief channel’s silhouette is more round and thus fits my unique contours best. Long live the Butterfly Century!
Hasta La Vista — A Favorite Top On Wardrobe Repeat.
With its midweight fabric and tummy-concealing style, I find the Vista MTB Top to be a pleasing, all-around outdoor top. It’s my go-to shirt on either side of sticky summer weather. The Vista Top is perfect for bike rides or paired with a skort or shorts for roaming around town. The elbow-length sleeves, curved hemline, flattering fit, and fun prints keep me coming back!