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.


men's sizing chart

Taking your measurements

All styles are intended to be form-fitting, across the entire size range. Find a flexible tape measure and take your own body measurements.

Chest - Start by placing a measuring tape around the largest part of your chest. The tape should be flat but not too snug.

Waist - Your natural waist lies between your bottom ribs and hip bones, close to the navel. To measure, breathe deeply, relax your stomach and lie the tape measure flat around your waist, allowing for a ¼ inch of slack.

Hip - Measured around the widest point of your hips.

Model measurements

Height: 6'1/2" (184cm)
Weight: 170lbs (77kg)
Chest: 37" (94cm)
Waist: 34" (86.4cm)
Hips: 38" (96.5cm)

  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XS 33 - 35 27 - 29 34 - 36
    S 35 - 37 29 - 31 36 - 38
    M 37 - 39.5 31 - 33.5 38 - 40.5
    L 39.5 - 42.5 33.5 - 36 40.5 - 43
    XL 42.5 - 45 36 - 38.5 43 - 45.5
    XXL 45 - 48 38.5 - 42 45.5 - 48
    XXXL 48 - 51 42 - 45.5 48 - 50.5
  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XS 84 - 89 69 - 74 86 - 91
    S 89 - 94 74 - 79 91 - 97
    M 94 - 100 79 - 85 97 - 103
    L 100 - 108 85 - 91 103 - 109
    XL 108 - 114 91 - 98 109 - 116
    XXL 114 - 122 98 - 107 116 - 122
    XXXL 122 - 130 107 - 116 122 - 128
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    Andres C.
    United States United States

    Amazing Bib Shorts!

    These Bib Shorts are AMAZING! I have the Ultralight bib shorts and these foundation perform almost as good! The fabric feels amazing and it does not feel like an "entry-level" bib short. Now, the only difference I felt was that the chamois was not as thick but it is still bomb! The ultralight are bomb and these foundation are just as bomb. Only thing I felt different was that the foundation bib shorts are slightly not as breathable as the ultralight and a little bit shorter at the tummy, for reference, the ultralight go slightly above my belly button whereas the foundation go right below it. Overall, I do recommend these bib shorts to anyone, they are amazing for the price. I think Velocio is the only brand to offer such high quality bib shorts for this price range. Bib shorts can be daunting with their cost but try these first if you are unsure, you won't regret them! Velocio for the win!

    • Size purchased Men's Medium
    • Product fit Runs small
    United States United States

    First Bib purchase

    These are the first bib shorts I have purchased for myself, as I was given hand me downs when I entered into the cycling community. I knew it was time too purchase my own that fit me more appropriately. I was watching some youtube videos on cycling and kept seeing velocio's branding. So i gave them a shot and decided to pony up the denero. I got them in the mail and test rode them on my indoor trainer on a cold wet day. I loved them the second i sat on the saddle. But i wanted too make sure, so the next sunny and 70 degree day we had here in Pennsylvania, i suited up and went on a metric century ride (100km or 62ish miles) and I felt absolutely no pain! I wanted too go for my first Imperial century (100 miles) ride because I was feeling so incredible, but i was loosing sunlight and figured it was time too head home. Will be buying velocio for the rest of my life! I am also 5'10 weighing in roughly at 215lbs and the XL fit beautifully. I just wish the short were a tad longer but thats it.

    • Size purchased XL
    • Product fit True to size
    Jon B.
    United States United States

    Worth Every Penny

    Great fit! The padding isn’t too thick which is nice for a quick 30-40 mile ride. Great value and price. This is my 5th Velocio bib.

    • Size purchased Large
    • Product fit True to size
    Michael M.
    United States United States

    Great construction, enjoying thus far

    Foundation bibs are really well constructed and good fabric. Clearly a step above similarly priced options in both of those areas. The chamois is fine, a bit of an odd-feeling cut off the bike but has been extremely comfortable in the saddle for medium-length rides so far. I am satisfied the chamois provided for the level of bib, and everything else exceeds my expectations. Suspenders are different and odd the first time you use them, then quite comfortable afterwards. I'm listed as between-ish on sizes, and that's pretty accurate. I sized down to an M, and they fit fine, a tiny bit tighter than ideal. I'm sure an L would also have worked and been a bit of a roomier fit.

    • Size purchased M
    • Product fit True to size
    United States United States

    Bib shorts review

    Bib shorts were just what I hoped for. Although a little snugger than I hoped(it is early in the season),the overall performance was great. The straps run lower than I'm used to but not uncomfortable low.Great bibs,will buy another pair when on sale.

    • Size purchased Medium
    • Product fit Runs small