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About Us

We're girls on bikes.
Challenge yourself, support each other, spread good vibes.

We create high-performance cycling apparel for women who put in serious miles. Our pieces will stand up to your toughest days in the saddle while making you feel lean, mean and ready to tackle anything. How do we know? We’ve tested them ourselves - for thousands of miles.

How Machines For Freedom Started

Machines For Freedom was born of necessity. Of the radical notion that women deserve clothing that functions the way they need it to and looks damn good.

Jenn Hannon knew she needed something more, and had a hunch that other women did too. What started in her living room in Malibu has become a brand grounded in the amazing community of women on bikes all over the world. Meet Jenn.

Machines For Freedom was born of necessity. Of the radical notion that women deserve clothing that functions the way they need it to and looks damn good.

Jenn Hannon knew she needed something more, and had a hunch that other women did too. What started in her living room in Malibu has become a brand grounded in the amazing community of women on bikes all over the world. Meet Jenn.

The Gear

Technical, high-perfoming, sleek.

THE BIB:

This bib is different. After riding dozens of chamois and finding many of them too narrow and positioned too far forward or back, we analyzed years of bike fit data with Steven Carre of Bike Effect, one of the top fitters in Los Angeles. Armed with this knowledge, we took into account factors such as foam density, fabric and quality of construction, and after hundreds of miles of road testing we finally narrowed it down to the one chamois we believe to be the best fit for most women.

While the chamois is important, it’s not what makes or breaks a bib. We’ve taken everything into consideration when developing the bodice and fit of our Endurance Bib. We took a new approach to the cut and materials used to develop the bib bodice to make it comfortable for varying heights and chest sizes while providing great coverage around the mid section and still optimizing breathability. The leg band utilizes game-changing compression that allows us to eliminate the dreaded sausage leg. Our bib comes in two inseam lengths for those who prefer a shorter short. The result is something we hope you’ll love as much as we do. Learn about compression.

The Bib

THE JERSEY:

The Machines For Freedom jersey exists at the intersection of athleticism and femininity. It's form-fitting, compressive, and creates a lean silhouette designed to flatter a woman's body. We developed our own pattern that creates a softer look and has proper length in the front and the back. We also paid close attention to the pockets. Our pockets are sized to carry everything you need with you from coffee rides to centuries. We thought through all the details, from a moisture-proof zip pocket for necessities to lie-flat zippers and mesh paneling for extra breathability.

Our prints are designed to let you express yourself the way you’d like, just like you do with off-the-bike apparel. We see no reason why style should fly out the window once you hop on the bike. The Machines vibe is modern, sophisticated, and meant to be styled in your own way. We love to see what you come up with!

The Jersey

THE VEST:

We like to think of the wind vest as the ultimate necessity. We've found that many women forgo a wind vest for something that seems more practical, like a full-on jacket. We're here to tell you: the wind vest is your friend. To be more specific, the Galaxie Wind Vest is your always-there-for-you-bff-knows-all-your-secrets gal pal. Seriously.

Designed to cut through wind like a knife, this vest maintains the same flattering fit as our jerseys meaning it won't flap around while you descend. The collar comes up a bit higher for extra neck protection, and it features two extra-large pockets to fit jackets or arm warmers (if you're layering) or a healthy serving of snacks (if you're the century type). We know now that these pockets fit a 750 mL bottle of wine and a pound of your favorite coffee beans perfectly, but feel confident a small puppy might also fit. Please show us what you come up with. Of course it also fits perfectly into our jersey pockets, because temperatures fluctuate on long rides!

The Vest

THE ACCESSORIES:

The Machines aesthetic celebrates personal style and is meant to be mixed and matched however you please. Our accessories always complement certain looks without being overly matchy, meaning one cap can go with multiple jerseys, or multiple caps could be worn with the same kit. Of course our caps and socks are technical too, and always come in varying sizes and heights for whatever your preference.