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A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you’re thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seema little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it’s hard to know what you really need to get started riding. Cycling, it turns out, can […]

The Brigitte in Outside Magazine - February 2014
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The Brigitte featured in Outside Magazine

We are so excited!  Outside Magazine picked “The Brigitte” as one of their Editors’ Choice – 56 Perfect Things for 2014.  Who doesn’t like a great looking pair of “sporty under-garments” – right? Here is what they had to say:  “Whether it’s merino-wool boxer briefs or the rather aggressive-looking women’s chamois panties from startup Urbanist […]

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Five Minutes With Christina Guzman

What do you get when you combine an inventive product designer, a website designed to support up-and-coming creative projects, cycling, and a gap in the market? The answer is the Urbanist Cycling Chamois Panties, a product on the Kickstarter website which has gone viral within the cycling community. We spoke to the women behind the idea, designer Christiana Guzman, […]

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Beautiful Godzilla: Burn The Bra, Not The Panties!

The other day, I introduced myself to someone who recognized my name from this column and said, “Oh yeah, you write about bikes and butts.” Oh god. Am I the Miley Cyrus of columnists? Look guys, I write about butts ‘cause they’re a pretty crucial part of cycling, being the thing you sit on and […]

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Versatile, vintage inspired cycling underwear for women

Chamois Panties are stylish, comfortable cycling underwear for women. They are great for spin class at the gym or a ride downtown. They have a foam insert sewn in for added comfort while riding. Unlike traditional riding shorts with a chamois, these panties will fit discreetly under your clothing. You can wear them under any pants, […]

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Urbanist Cycling Chamois Panties

Cycling clothes are great for cycling, especially proper padded shorts. They really do make a difference protecting your posterior. However, they’re generally a bit “racer” looking. To try to solve this liner shorts are available, but they can be a bit tricky to get under some clothes as they often come quite far down the […]

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The Daily Bike: Urbanist Chamois Panties

Would you want to walk around all day wearing a chamois under your skirt or jeans? The Urbanist says yes, and so does the $25,000 or so it’s raised via Kickstarter to produce these padded undies, called the Brigitte. The chamois panties are the inspiration of Christiana Guzman, a product designer in Austin, Texas. “I go on a […]

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Introducing Urbanist Chamois Underwear

Color me surprised, but this Kickstarter project was fully funded in about 30 seconds: Chamois Panties are stylish, comfortable cycling underwear for women. They are great for spin class at the gym or a ride downtown. They have a foam insert sewn in for added comfort while riding. Unlike traditional riding shorts with a chamois, these panties will […]

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Padded Cycling Underwear For Women

Exceeding her $25,000 Kickstarter funding goal in just 5 days, Christiana Guzman of Urbanist Cycling has obviously hit on a need with her padded cycling underwear. Urbanist is not the first to create this type of product for those women who shun lycra in favor of regular clothes when commuting around by bike. My Alibi […]