New colorways added for 2020.
The LUXE Bib Short with the latest iteration of our pee-break friendly design - FLYfree - is made for all-day rides. It lives up to its name as the most luxurious long-ride bib short made. High Gauge LUXE fabric is super supple yet highly compressive. Minimal seams and innovative design minimizes chafe points and irritation allowing you to focus on your ride. We designed the LUXE to be a true all-day performance bib short and while every ride isn’t an unrelenting adventure, we’ve found that we reach for it daily for its supreme fit and comfort.
Fabric: 80% Polyamide / 20% 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:
|Size||90 - 100 lbs.||100 - 110 lbs.||110 - 120 lbs.||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.|
|Size||41 - 45 kg||45 - 50 kg||50 - 54 kg||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|
|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"|
|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|
I've already reviewed one of the purchases of these Luxe bibs, but forgot to add a photo, so wanted to write another (original title was "Satisfactory, but room for improvement" under 3-star reviews), since I've been wearing them for a longer period of time now and have purchased another pair. I won't review everything stated there, since it's unnecessary, but thought that I'd add that the chamois does start to feel better after several washing/wearing rounds (it's as though it breaks in a bit and I don't seem to have the problems I was having). The straps also seem to be forming better to my body with each wear, so they don't bulge out like I was initially experiencing. At this point, I'd probably raise them to 4-stars, though I stand by my other comments/changes I'd like to see, and still think length options would be good for those of us who are vertically challenged (these are pulled up quite high to get them to a position conducive to riding).
These are the best bibs I have worn and I’ve worn many. Great compression and perfect leg length. The flat straps in the back stay put and the front panel adds to the great fit. Highly recommend.
These are my go to shorts. I purchased three to have more in my bib short clothing rotation. The chamois is the best, I find it wicks sweat really well and doesn’t get that soggy feeling on humid days or long rides. The fabric is really smooth and the mesh paneling which adds another layer of wicking/cooling performance up top. I do like the length, but I could see it maybe going a hair shorter (I have a longer 30” inseam and am 5’5”) or it can stay the same and I would be 100% happy too. The short hits right above my knee. The drop seat is a game changer and I love having the ability to pull down to go *** on mountain bike rides or gravel rides. No more hanging my jersey on a tree.
Great (soft) fabric yet firm and fits great. It doesn't move around and the chamois is great.
I realized yesterday, at the end of a very hot, dusty 4 hour gravel ride, that I hadn't noticed my be-hind once during the ride. This may seem like no big deal to some women, but I have never gone on a 2+ hour ride without complaining about my shorts! It was remarkable! I own two pairs of Luxe now....and know more will be on the way. (I almost can't wait for winner so I can try the tights!) Things I love: Fly-Free!!!!!!! Nice compression without "sausage legs" A very light fabric that provides support and seems to breathe! Legs are a perfect length and don't creep up as the ride goes on A chamois that is not too thick, not too thin...just right! Things I'd change: Sew every seam flat. Really. Not really sure the mesh panel in front is necessary. The only time I ever noticed the shorts was at the very end, when I noticed one of the front seams starting to irritate my hip right at the flex point. The only thing I could figure out was that the non-flat seam was rubbing me wrong. My size: 5'3.5" (on a good day) 125 pounds Hips: 35.5" Waist: 28.5"