Because bib straps are often uncomfortable, many women prefer to ride in shorts. Bellwether's Newton Shorts combine compressive, wicking fabrics and a supportive chamois into a short that is ideal for all-day rides. Bellwether constructed the Newton shorts with Powergrid Flash and compressive fabric panels. The Powergrid material is designed with a grid-like matrix that not only stretches to conform to your muscles, it also features a compressive quality. Compression aids in reducing muscle fatigue that is exacerbated by vibration from rough roads or trails. The Newton shorts' multi-panel design wraps your muscles for optimal support over the duration of your ride. Meanwhile, the fabric also pulls moisture away from the skin to keep you dry. The Newton shorts are cut in panels to fit a woman's physique. A tall waistband ensures that it won't dig into your stomach while you are in the riding position. To keep your shorts from riding up while you pedal, Bellwether used a stretch band at the leg hem with a silicone gripper. The Newton women's shorts use Bellwether's top-of-the-line Physio Pro Carbon chamois to provide comfort for long rides. This variable-density insert features spacer-knit technology, which allows increased airflow so that moisture is rapidly evaporated. It is also antibacterial. Additionally, carbon threads have been incorporated to improve heat conductivity. Both minimizing heat buildup and maintaining moisture control are paramount to comfort in the saddle. The Bellwether Newton Shorts - Women's are available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large. They come in three colors: White/black, Ferrari Red/black, and Black/black.