Women's Foundation Bib Short

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We took the same great fit and comfort and sought where we could make the bib short more affordable without generally compromising quality. A new lightweight, recycled fabric gives balanced compression and an opaque finish. With the same bib straps, leg gripper and trims found on the Signature and a high-density chamois, these shorts provide excellent support in a slightly thinner form - perfect for shorter distances or the mid-week lunch ride. Also incorporated is the latest iteration of our pee-break functionality, the FlyFree. With all that packed in, the Foundation is a premium bib short at a not-so-premium price.

    • 78% Recycled nylon fabric with Extra Life Lycra: 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, developed with Elastic Interface for excellent mid-distance comfort & support
    • FlyFree: the latest generation of our pee-break functionality without removing jersey, helmet or glasses. No more zipper, no compromises.
  • 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.

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Our jerseys and bib shorts are intended to be form fit, providing compressive support, maximizing performance of the fabrics, and reducing fatigue and chaffing. 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.

  1. Find your weight along the top of the table.
  2. Look down the column to find your appropriate size.
  3. Each size has a height range based on weight.
  4. 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.
  5. Use the Dimensions Details Chart to futher dial in your fit.
  6. 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

  • 90 - 100
    100 - 110
    110 - 120
    120 - 130
    130 - 140
    140 - 150
    150 - 160
    160 - 170
    170 - 180
    180 - 190
    190 - 200
    200 - 210
    210 - 220
    220 - 230
    230 - 240
    240 - 250
    4'10" 5'2"
    5' 5'7"
    5'1" 5'9"
    5'4" 5'10"
    5'6" 6'+
    5'6" 6'+
    5'6" 6'+
    5'6" 6'+
  • 41 - 45
    45 - 50
    50 - 54
    54 - 59
    59 - 64
    64 - 68
    68 - 73
    73 - 77
    77 - 82
    82 - 86
    86 - 91
    91 - 95
    95 - 100
    100 - 104
    104 - 109
    109 - 113
    147 157
    152 170
    155 175
    163 178
    168 183+
    168 183+
    168 183+
    168 183+

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 74 - 79 56 - 61 80 - 85
    XS 79 - 84 61 - 66 85 - 90
    S 84 - 89 66 - 71 90 - 95
    M 89 - 95 71 - 77 95 - 102
    L 95 - 102 77 - 84 102 - 108
    XL 102 - 108 84 - 90 108 - 116
    XXL 108 - 114 90 - 97 116 - 123
    XXXL 114 - 121 97 - 103 123 - 131
Women's sizing guide
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    United States United States
    Great chamois

    Love the fit and chamois. Perfect foe long rides. Don’t care for the mesh up front. It gets hot and is just awkward looking when unzipping a bit in the heat of the summer.

    • Size purchased S
    • Product fit True to size
    A Velocio Customer
    Maggie F.
    United States United States
    Great bib shorts!

    Tried these for the first time and I love them so far! I rode 120 miles in them and felt GREAT! I'm typically a small, bought these in a small - they're tough to pull on, but they feel great once they're on. Will definitely buy another pair.

    • Size purchased Small
    • Product fit True to size
    United States United States
    Great bib shorts

    This is my first pair of bib shorts and it's a game changer. I'm not a long distance rider yet, but usually in the saddle for an hour or so. I'm 5'5" and 120lbs and I went with the small. Lower half is a little snug around the thighs/hips but not constricting or uncomfortable. The chamois is a game changer for me - I've never had padded shorts and these are AMAZING - no sore seat after riding anymore. The bib also means no waistband digging into your stomach and it is so comfortable. The mesh front also does a great job keeping me cool. Will definitely be picking up a second pair.

    • Size purchased Small
    • Product fit True to size
    Clara B.
    United States United States
    Love these bibs!

    I have quite a few pairs of Velocio Signature bibs, and they are the best on the planet. I figured I would give these a try as well, and even though they're marketed as an "affordable" option, they do not disappoint. I have already done several 4+ hour rides in them and have been completely satisfied with the fit, comfort, and of course, the hassle-free *** breaks. Highly recommend!!

    • Size purchased XS
    • Product fit True to size
    Velocio Women's Foundation Bib Short Review
    Rachael M.
    United States United States
    Bib shorts

    These are great bib shorts. Love them.