Between grease-stained cuffs and bottom-revealing waistbands, finding the right bike-to-work pants can be an uphill battle.
Enter Iladora, a year-old line of trousers that is made specifically for ladies who want to appear chic and feel comfortable while pedaling to and from the office.
The pants ($135) are built with equestrian-inspired seams to prevent thigh chafing, a raised rear waistband, a magnetic cuff roll (to avoid chain grease) and a water-resistant fabric that repels puddle splash (as well as the dreaded happy-hour wine splash).
On a ride from Pacific Heights to the Panhandle, the sturdy fit and spandex stretch kept the pants in place even climbing up Pint Street. And the sleek silhouette looked at home with our blazer and silky blouse during both our ride and post-jaunt cocktails.
Iladora bike pants are available online and at Mission Bicycle Company (766 Valencia St.) and Huckleberry Bicycles (1073 Market St.).