Freel | Women's Bike Short
Our flagship short, the Freel has been Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year and is beloved by mountain bikers everywhere, from the Alps to the Bitterroots. Made with shrub-resistant and mud-deflecting nylon, the Freel is an enduro ready short that seamlessly takes you from the red rocks of Moab to the loamy single track of the PNW. With four-way stretch, deep pockets, and our unique collection of playful prints, the Freel is a beautifully designed short that’s still technical as hell. No compromises, it’s our favorite workhorse.
AVAILABLE IN SIZES: 0-18
*Fit note! As of Spring '22, our Freel has been enhanced with a reinforced waistband which has been tested to combat stretching over time. So if you've sized down in the past, you don't need to continue to do so as these run more true to size.*
Terracotta: Inspired by the pandemic houseplant craze. While we were all stuck inside, we looked for a little bit of outside to bring us comfort and joy. Our love of house plans has not subsided.
Paradise: This print was inspired by all the tropical vacations we were missing. The fauna of our favorite island destinations!
Road Trip: There’s nothing quite like a road trip given the state of the world we were really relishing in these hand-drawn adventure vehicles.
Forest Fungi: A whimsical take on the fungi that grows in the thick forests of the northwest, adapted to give an abstract pattern on your new favorite bike short.
Porcupette: We couldn't have a spring release without one of our favorite animal doodles. At the time of design, we were all feeling a little prickly while being housebound for far too many months!
Ginkgo Jade: It wouldn't be a Wild Rye bike short if it didn't have a botanical option. A symbol of longevity and endurance, the ginkgo leaf pattern is a nod to emerging out of a few long hard years and the ever-expansive opportunities and future spreading out before us.
Wild Thing Sea Glass: This is a new take on one of our all-time favorite patterns, Wild thing. Inspired by leopard print, this anything-but-basic pattern is brought back with a refreshing and energizing green.
Sawtooth Mocha: Inspired by one of our favorite mountain ranges in Idaho, our home state, this print captures the expanse and unbridled wild of the Mountain West.
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- Fabric Weight
- 220 GSM
- 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex
Loved the pattern and the feel of wearing them, only problem is that the 12 in inseam goes past my knees
Stretchy enough to move but thick enough for protecting which I push and that is always a plus knowing a little more protection is there.
I originally ordered the size 10 because that’s the size of my other wild rye shorts that I purchased a few years back and the new ones were too tight. I sent them back and ordered a size 12 which fit great, but once I start riding in them they become very lose and I have to keep pulling them up. I think I should have stick with the size 10 but they were just so tight.
I bought these in mustard poppy and I love them! The fabric is great, durable, comfortable AND stylish! So much so, that I’m going to buy them in another color (or three)!
I love the colors and the durable, stretchy fabric.