I took the Rebel Cycling Skort through an all-terrain test in Vermont’s Green MountainsI have been so curious about Terry’s new Rebel skort. Is it comfortable? How’s it look and feel? Will it handle the trails, get stuck on the seat, or rub on the tires? Is there enough padding in the shorts to remain comfortable on a 3 hour ride?
Well folks, at the risk of being cliché, I’m here to tell you this skort rocks on every level. It is such a hoot to actually ride while wearing a skirt! An attached short complete with Terry’s Flex air chamois (the same chamois as Terry’s very popular Holster Hi Rise short) ensures that you will be riding in comfort, even on long-distance rides.
The skort was fun and flowy on paved and gravel roads, and felt flirty and cute for our lunch stop at the Roadside Café. Comments abounded, like: “Where’d you get that skirt????”, or “That just looks so fun!”
But the true test remained: how would the lacy skirt perform on abandoned Vermont roads?
I tested the Rebel in Vermont slate quarry country near Poultney. Vermont pavé is rock strewn, ledge covered, slip-sliding, tire-rolling barrels of fun. This kind of terrain is usually accompanied by steep climbs (13% according to fellow bike geek riders), and more importantly descents, where the rider must constantly shift weight in order to remain balanced and avoid endos (which are unwanted trips over the handle bars). Not one snag, or catch on the saddle incurred during a 2 mile rock fest riff.
I’m sold on this Rebel. It is just so darn fun to ride in!