Pactimo x Major Taylor
This lightweight, traditionally Lycra-feeling bib short will perform well over medium distances in a variety of conditions. Flash Technology, a fabric characteristic that helps regulate body temperature, pushes perspiration away from the skin so you stay cool even when riding on hot, sunny days. The Italian-made, Elastic Interface® chamois in the Ascent Vector offers a larger footprint with more coverage to fit a wider range of riders, and includes added front coverage for increased comfort and reduced chaffing. Single layer leg bands with soft Silicone printed grippers give a muscle soothing compression fit while also ensuring the legs won't ride up.
FABRIC & CONSTRUCTION
The combination of Pactimo’s proprietary Silhouette™ articulation and contoured seaming have been developed to guarantee a superlative fit in your riding position. The Italian Elastic Interface® chamois, featuring Elastic Interface® Technology, offers larger coverage with added padding in the front for added comfort. Breathable, mesh straps include stretch binding for improved comfort while a knit-bridge keeps straps in place over shoulders.
We partnered with artists Andrew Harris and Seitu Barnes to release limited edition Black History kits, celebrating Past, Present and Future.
Pactimo will donate $35 from the sale of each Ascent Bib to two organizations, Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team & the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Black History Month Kits
"Unification and togetherness was what we hoped to convey and I guess, achieve more of. And
as always, we're interested in making a statement and designing something that people are proud to wear and feel empowered while wearing it - but also something that's just fire. These kits are fire.”
- Andrew Harris
When I'm not on the bike, I'm an architect, graphic designer, and salsa dancer. At the intersection of all my work is community, and I approach all projects with an eye towards details that tell stories.
Jamaican born, Brooklyn native for 25 years. Seitu Barnes' passion is in photography highlighting the disenfranchised population in NYC. In his professional life at the NYC Department of Education, he works closely with children and families in low income communities to ensure their educational or developmental needs are met. He is a member of the Brooklyn based Major Taylor Iron Riders. Seitu is also co-designer of a host of popular cycling kits.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
“I would love for this design to be largely embraced as a successful contribution to the many celebrations of Black History Month.What's significant this is another great example of something that is Black, celebrates Black, and designed by