Men's Foundation Bib Short

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We took the same great fit and sought where we could make these shorts more affordable without compromising quality. The result is a bib short made from a lightweight, recycled fabric offering balanced compression and a unique opaque finish. We used the same bib straps, leg gripper and trims as found on the Signature but incorporated a simpler high-density chamois for excellent support in a slightly thinner form - ideal for shorter stints in the saddle.  A premium bib short at a not-so-premium price, the Foundation offers a platform for a better riding experience.


    • 78% Recycled nylon fabric with Extra LifeLycra: balanced compression & breathability, comfort and longevity
    • High Gauge for excellent recovery and second skin fit
    • 5-Panel design: anatomically cut, compressive and supportive to enhance performance
    • Foundation chamois, modeled after our Signature chamois and developed with Elastic Interface, provides excellent mid-distance comfort & support
  • Fabric: 78% Recycled Polyamide / 22% Elastane
    Made in: Italy

  • Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. It’s important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects.

    We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. You’ll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts.

    Machine wash cool, 86°F (30°C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors.

    Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life.

    Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments.

    Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Don’t do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.

  • What is the inseam length of your bib shorts?
    As a general rule of thumb, all of our bib shorts are designed to be as close to the same length as possible. Different fabrics have different fits and elasticity so this is not always an exact science. As a baseline, however, our Women's bib shorts are 22cm (8.7") from the center crotch to the leg gripper in size M, with +/- 1.5cm (0.6") per size grading. Our Men's bib shorts are 25.5cm (10") in size M, with +/- 1.5cm (0.6") per size grading.

    What is the main fit difference between bib short models?
    All of our bib shorts are designed to fit consistently across the size range, meaning if you wear as size L in our Signature Bib Shorts, you will also likely find the size L to be the best fit in our other bib shorts. In terms of fit, the main difference is the amount of compression each bib short offers. LUXE is our most compressive, followed by CONCEPT. We hear often that these two look quite small and take a bit of effort to get on - trust us when we say it's effort well spent. Signature is what we'd call medium compression - still higher than most other brands, but not as compressive as the two mentioned above. Foundation is very similar to Signature. And Ultralight is the least compressive, primarily due to the ultra light-weight fabric.

    My bibs feel super tight when I try them on for the first time! Help?!
    All of our bibs are designed for optimal fit on the bike. When trying-on or wearing your bibs for the first time, try them on the bike (or mimicking on the bike posture) to feel an ideal approximation of fit. Different parts of the bibs will fit and feel more comfortable in the riding position vs. standing upright. Also, all of our bib shorts will “break-in” after a few rides and washes, conforming to the shape of the rider. Hence, we offer our 30-Day Signature Guarantee for a complete test. The best bibs don’t feel perfect standing in front of a mirror - the design makes pedaling better.

    Are the chamois the same in all your bib shorts?
    We’ve developed several chamois for our line that are proprietary to Velocio. These have been developed over years of testing and feedback to be the most comfortable and supportive available for any distance or type of riding. Our Signature chamois has been refined since our launch and the latest iteration is a dual-density pad, incorporating an anti-vibration super high density layer with a supportive high density layer to create all-day comfort and support. It’s available in anatomic specific versions in our LUXE, Signature, and Ultralight bib shorts. The CONCEPT bib shorts have a proprietary fully-integrated chamois. This innovative design is comprised of a multi-density padding that is attached to the short by a highly elastic liner, creating a floating pad that conforms to every movement with minimal bulk and allows for a uniquely free pedaling motion. Lastly, the Foundation bib short uses a pared back version of our Signature pad with a single high-density foam and recycled top fabric, creating a great mid-distance pad with medium support and slimmer form factor. To learn more about our bib range, please check out our Bib Guide.

Our jerseys and bib shorts are intended to be form fit, providing compressive support, maximizing performance of the fabrics, and reducing fatigue and chafing. Due to the compressive nature of the fabrics, you will be able to fit into more than one size. Please use the charts below to help determine your optimum size.

If you find that you are on the upper or lower end of height and weight for a given size, the garment will have more or less compression respectively. Use the Dimensions Details Chart to further dial in your fit.

Still unsure or need help? No problem! Email us at service@velocio.cc. Remember that every piece is backed by our Signature Guarantee.

Height & Weight Size Ranges

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  • Size 120 - 130 lbs. 130 - 140 lbs. 140 - 150 lbs. 150 - 160 lbs. 160 - 170 lbs. 170 - 180 lbs. 180 - 190 lbs. 190 - 200 lbs. 200 - 210 lbs. 210 - 220 lbs. 220 - 230 lbs. 230 - 240 lbs. 240 - 250 lbs. 250 - 260 lbs. 260 - 270 lbs. 270 - 280 lbs. 280 - 290 lbs.
    XS 5'3"     5'8"                                          
                                                        
    S       5'5"    5'11"                                    
                                                        
    M             5'9"    6'4"                              
                                                        
    L                   5'9"    6'5"+                        
                                                        
    XL                         5'9"    6'5"+                  
                                                        
    XXL                            5'9"    6'5"+            
                                                        
    XXXL                                  5'9"    6'5"+      
                                                        
    XXXXL                                        5'9"    6'5"+
                                                        
  • Size 54 - 59 kg 59 - 64 kg 64 - 68 kg 68 - 73 kg 73 - 77 kg 77 - 82 kg 82 - 86 kg 86 - 91 kg 91 - 95 kg 95 - 100 kg 100 - 104 kg 104 - 109 kg 109 - 113 kg 113 - 118 kg 118 - 122 kg 122 - 127 kg 127 - 132 kg
    XS 160cm     173cm                                          
                                                        
    S       165cm    180cm                                    
                                                        
    M             175cm    193cm                              
                                                        
    L                   175cm    196cm+                        
                                                        
    XL                         175cm    196cm+                  
                                                        
    XXL                            175cm    196cm+            
                                                        
    XXXL                                  175cm    196cm+      
                                                        
    XXXXL                                        175cm    196cm+
                                                        

Dimension Details

  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XXS 29" - 31" 22" - 24" 31.5" - 33.5"
    XS 31" - 33" 24" - 26" 33.5" - 35.5"
    S 33" - 35" 26" - 28" 35.5" - 37.5"
    M 35" - 37.5" 28" - 30.5" 37.5" - 40"
    L 37.5" - 40" 30.5" - 33" 40" - 42.5"
    XL 40" - 42.5" 33" - 35.5" 42.5" - 45.5"
    XXL 42.5" - 45" 35.5" - 38" 45.5" - 48.5"
    XXXL 45" - 47.5" 38" - 40.5" 48.5" - 51.5"
  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XXS 74cm - 79cm 56cm - 61cm 80cm - 85cm
    XS 79cm - 84cm 61cm - 66cm 85cm - 90cm
    S 84cm - 89cm 66cm - 71cm 90cm - 95cm
    M 89cm - 95cm 71cm - 77cm 95cm - 102cm
    L 95cm - 102cm 77cm - 84cm 102cm - 108cm
    XL 102cm - 108cm 84cm - 90cm 108cm - 116cm
    XXL 108cm - 114cm 90cm - 97cm 116cm - 123cm
    XXXL 114cm - 121cm 97cm - 103cm 123cm - 131cm
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    JB
    06/30/2020
    Jeffrey B.
    United States United States
    Great lower priced option

    These bibs are fantastic. They fit very well and are quite comfortable both in construction and chamois quality. I don't have experience with Velocio's higher end bibs, but these are easily comparable to other brands high-end offerings.

    • Size purchased L
    • Product fit True to size
    A
    06/22/2020
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    A+ shorts

    Great fit and quality. By far favorite bib shorts on the market.

    • Size purchased Medium
    • Product fit Runs small
    JS
    06/17/2020
    Jacob S.
    United States United States
    Great everyday bibs

    Exactly as advertised: a good bib for riding a couple of hours. As usual, the straps are good, chamois provides the right amount of cushion and coverage, good compression, and sizing is spot on. Really appreciate that Velocio added this to their lineup, knowing there’s a gap between everyday training and breaking out the Signature and Luxe bibs

    • Size purchased Large
    • Product fit True to size
    A
    06/17/2020
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    My new favourites

    I was instantly impressed with my foundation bibs. I have been wearing a few different knicks for the last few years and could never find a pair that I really felt comfortable in. I have even been wearing some high end shorts twice the price of these that weren't nearly as nice. 5 min into my ride I could tell that this was what I had been searching for. The foundation is supposed to be a thinner chamois compared to the other shorts in the line, but for me this is really ideal. I find thick pads to be more annoying and awkward. And the front of the pad is done right for comfort and coverage. Velocio really nailed all the important aspects. I will be buying more of these in the future. In terms of sizing, I would say they are true. They are compressive so may feel a little tighter to someone not used to that.

    • Size purchased M
    • Product fit True to size
    RC
    06/15/2020
    Ryan C.
    United States United States
    Super Comfortable Bib!

    After a solid week of using this bib I can say that this was an excellent purchase. Not only are the straps great but the chamois is really comfortable for the price point. I am a 5'9 male about 150lb - ended up getting a size medium. The size is pretty true, I prefer a snug fit since I was in between a medium and large between my hips and waist measurements.

    • Size purchased Medium
    • Product fit True to size