Not just another kit.
 Be comfortable, ride longer, look better 

Born from Need
Driven by Passion
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

Women’s relationship with the bike predates the racing history that we idolize today. It goes back to the late-19th century, when the bicycle literally changed the way women lived. I think all of us, men and women, can relate to the feeling of freedom on a bicycle, but because of women’s history with the bike, the idea of freedom resonates in a deeper way.

 Jennifer Kriske

When Jennifer Kriske couldn't find a comfortable pair of bib shorts, she decided to create her own. With no experience in clothing design or the bike industry, she faced long odds. But since 2014, her Los Angeles–based brand, Machines For Freedom, has made cycling clothing that fits and flatters women of all builds. 

“I was working in restaurant design and it was really stressful. Riding was an hour or two a day that I had peace and quiet. As I started training for a big ride in the Pyrenees, I had this persistent problem with shorts.

I went to Competitive Cyclist and I bought every single pair of bibs they sold. And then whatever they didn’t sell, I went directly to the manufacturers. I ended up with two pairs I thought might be good enough. They weren’t.

My sit bones were always on the edge of, or outside, the chamois, so I didn’t have padding where I needed it. I have an hourglass figure, so I had to size up to find a leg band that fit, which left the rest of the bib too big and led to chafing. Plus, they were just unflattering on a body like mine! Everything was suited to a very specific body type—lean, not too tall, road racer body.

I had never heard of men having the same problem. The whole thing just made me so frustrated. I thought, ‘This cannot be rocket science. I’m going to do it myself.’

There was a new roadblock around every corner. Everyone said, ‘We don’t want to help you because we don’t think your project is going to go anywhere.’ But when we launched, there was a huge desire for women’s products and the industry wasn’t responding yet.


The most flattering cycling jerseys ever.

Women's cycling jerseys that are sleek, compressive, and fit like a glove. We developed our own pattern to create a softer, flattering look with proper length in the front and back. We also paid close attention to the pockets. Our jersey pockets are sized to carry everything you need with you from coffee rides to centuries. Plus, a moisture-resistant zipper pocket for necessities and mesh paneling for extra breathability. The premium European fabrics feel like silk against the skin and create a smooth, flattering silhouette against the body.

The Machines For Freedom jersey is modern, sophisticated, and meant to be styled in your own way. We create cycling apparel for women that performs well, fits well, and looks amazing.

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The cycling bib for women that simply does more.  We took a new approach to the cut and materials used to develop our 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 three inseam lengths to accommodate every woman's figure and ride style. The result is something we hope you’ll love as much as we do.

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Functional, fitted cycling layers with full-size pockets offer protection from wind and light rain. Made for in-between seasons and layering all year round.

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Functional necessities to complete your kit. (And gain extra style points). 

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