We all have a friend who resolutely refuses to wear bib shorts on a ride, no matter how hard we try to convince them otherwise, and maybe you're that friend amongst your ride group. Regardless of the why's or how's, holding onto a preference for wearing regular shorts should never necessitate a sacrifice in quality kit. With a refreshingly shorter inseam growing rarer by the season in women's kit, Mavic's Ksyrium Elite Short was designed to be as useful and reliable as the wheelset with which it shares its name.Mavic trusts a supportive blend of nylon and elastane to craft the short, using its Skin Matrix ST and Skin Power fabrics to establish a supportive, but breathable fit that will remain comfortable and moisture wicking whether you're racing the sunset on a short ride after work or building base miles with your ride group on the weekend. The fabric panels are all cut to follow your body movements in the saddle, with a wide waistband providing support as you're stretched out in your drops, and silicone coated Ergo Grip Race leg bands gently encouraging the leg bands to stay in place while you spin the pedals, without feeling restrictive. Designing the Ksyrium Elite with long ride comfort in mind, Mavic lined it with its Ergo 3D Women's Insert, featuring multi density foam arranged in varying thicknesses to support you and absorb road vibrations to keep you comfortable for hours in the saddle.