Frequently Asked Questions - Samsara Cycle Gear For Women

Samsara cycling gear is thoughtfully created for women’s bodies using the highest-quality Italian fabrics. On the trails, on the road, or indoors on a stationary bike, our designs provide you with beautiful self-expression and maximum performance on every adventure.

Do you offer in-person shopping and fitting? 

Yes, we have a showroom where you can see and feel our gear and try it on and get fit and style advice. You'll find our showroom at 1622 W1st Ave, Vancouver and it is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm.

Can I pick up my order?

You can pick up your order at our Vancouver showroom. Simply select the pick-up option when you check out online, and we'll email you when your order is ready.

Do you offer Afterpay?

Yes! You can select this payment option at checkout. 

How do I care for my Samsara cycling gear?

Our cycling clothes are made from high-performance super soft Italian fabrics that will last a long time if properly cared for. We recommend washing your cycling clothes in cold water and then hanging them to dry. Do not bleach or iron our garments.

Should I wear underwear under my cycling shorts?

No, unless you're trying them on at our showroom. A good chamois like the ones in our cycling shorts and tights are designed to be in contact with your delicate skin. 

Our chamois are made with a patented bacteriostatic fabric that inhibits the growth of bacteria while simultaneously maintaining your skin's bacterial balance, preventing irritations and rashes. 

Underwear will interfere with the fit and performance of your cycling shorts.

How do I choose the best cycling shorts or tights for me?

It's simple. Choose shorts that make you feel good and look your best, so you love your ride. Our chamois come in different densities. The low-profile, single-density ones are preferable for shorter rides, indoor riding, and muli-sport events like triathlons. 

Our double and triple-density chamois are better for longer outdoor rides. 

How do I figure out what size I need? 

Check our fit guide. If you still have questions, please email us at info@samsara-cycle.com, and our customer team will be happy to help you figure out the best size for you. 

If you are in the Vancouver area, you can also set up an appointment at our showroom and try on our gear. To schedule an appointment, please email us at info@samsara-cycle.com

How can I avoid a sore bum when cycling? 

Cycling shorts with a chamois, pronounced shammy, reduce soreness and chafing in the pelvic area during and after cycling. 

Our chamois are scientifically designed for a woman's body. They are made with a patented bacteriostatic fabric that inhibits the growth of bacteria while simultaneously maintaining your skin's bacterial balance, preventing irritations and rashes. 

Moving moisture away from the skin's surface is essential to being comfortable on a bike.  

Why do I need cycling shorts?

Padded cycling shorts are the second most important piece of a cycling outfit after a helmet. Padded cycling shorts provide protection against soreness and chafing in the pelvic area, so you love your ride. 

Are your prints original?

Yes! Every Samsara print is artist designed in-house exclusively for our collections. We are inspired by fashion and colour trends, natural elements, and the views on our local rides in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. We test new prints multiple times to ensure perfect tones, scale, and feel, so every garment is made to love.

Is your fabric sustainable?

Taking steps towards a circular fashion model and being more environmentally friendly is high on our list of priorities. We searched high and low to source the suitable fabric that offers the Samsara fit and feel but utilizes available tech to create recycled blend fabric.

We also strive to eliminate fabric waste by manufacturing our accessories like arm warmers, neck gaiters and scrunchies out of fabric ends from our shorts and jerseys.