Updates for 2021
- New generation FlyFree bib upper without mesh panel is our lightest to date
- New 7cm raw cut leg band with internal silicone print replaces elastic gripper
It grew from our original bib short and our commitment to never sacrifice performance, to design derivative products or to make compromises in the name of ease or profit. The CONCEPT Bib Short is the evolution of our now much-beloved bib shorts, a race-ready design aimed at the highest levels of performance. This is what a pro rider would wear if they could buy their own bibs. With a new chamois developed exclusively for the CONCEPT bib shorts using several techniques, this pad is designed to “float” as its totally integrated into the patterning of the short, meaning fewer seams and chafe points, and a more fluid pedaling motion.
Additionally this new design means the chamois stays in place while you pedal, conforming to your body and matching your every move. It also means that our FlyFree technology was added to make pee breaks easy, even on the days you aren’t driving a break or smashing a QOM. From the outside, it's the cleanest and most streamlined bib short available on the market today and sets a new standard for what's possible for high performance cycling apparel.
Finally, adding to the proprietary pad, we employed new straps, leg grippers and an aero construction mixing fabrics with complimentary compression for the ultimate performing bib short. The result is more than a pinnacle product, it’s a concept: there is a better way.
A Note on Fit and Sizing: All of our bib shorts and tights are designed to be compressive. There are many benefits of compression for cyclists, and finding the right size bib short with the optimum fit is key. For more information on how our bib shorts fit, tips on putting on and information on sizing, please click .
The Velocio Signature Guarantee underscores our mission to create a better cycling experience. We believe that riding in our gear is the best proof of our commitment to quality and performance. Therefore, we stand behind everything we make. Try any of our products for 30 days to ensure it meets your needs. Wear it. Ride in it. Wash it. We believe it will provide a better riding experience. If you are not 100% satisfied with your Velocio product, you may return it within 30 days of receiving the product.See our complete return policy
Composition: 70% Polyamide / 30% 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?
In terms of fit, the main difference is the amount of compression each bib short offers. CONCEPT is our most compressive, followed by LUXE. 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. The Ultralight bibs are very high on the compression ratings as well - the new stretch woven fabric adds great compression and breathability without adding weight. Signature is what we'd call medium compression - still higher than most other brands, but not as compressive as the three mentioned above. And then Foundation is slightly less compressive than Signature.
To see the entire line of Velocio bib shorts and see how they compare to each other, please click here to see our comparison guide.
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 see the entire line of Velocio bib shorts and see how they compare to each other, please click here to see our comparison 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:
Our sizing chart represents the majority of riders we’ve worked with first hand in our clothing. If your size falls outside of the specified chart, please contact customer service for insights or take advantage of our Signature Guarantee which allows for testing and return within 30 days if your riding experience, including fit, isn’t improved.
|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 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 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|
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Women's CONCEPT Bib Short
Our most advanced performance bib short.
The long distance high compression bib short.
Versatility for every ride.
Ultralight yet supportive. Super breathable.
Excellent value for short to medium distance rides.
I like the fit/coverage, they run a bit on smaller side and chamois are less thicker.
Everything about this Bib is just perfection. The compression feels absolutely great and all without causing sausage legs. The different panels look very flattering and the flyfree is the best for long rides. No endless hassle of getting the top layers off for a bathroom break. I love that there is no longer the mesh in front of the bib and the flyfree feature is easier to use then in the older versions with zippers. The chamois is so comfortable, even though the bib comes at a heavy price point, I bought a second pair as this bib is by far the most comfortable one I own. It is hard to say if I like the compression more, the flyfree feature or the chamois, but I would not want to wear anything else on long rides. For one of my bibs the branding peeled off, as others mentioned, there was a defect in a batch, but Velocio helped and corrected the problem. My second pair was perfect from the get go with no peeling logo. Expensive pants, but if you ride 50 plus miles you will not regret spending that much. So comfortable.
Purchased a second pair because these are the only ones I want to wear!
I love Velocio's Fly-Free technology, but I have always disliked the mesh front on the Velocio women's bib shorts, so I was psyched when the Concept bibs came out. I bought a pair asap. I wanted to love them, but they didn't quite live up to my expectations, and I'll explain why. I recently spent 7 days bikepacking the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route, and I brought two pairs of Velocio bib shorts: the Concept Bibs and the Signature bibs. I rode ~50 miles daily with a loaded gravel bike (~45 lbs), and I wore my bike shorts for up to 10-12 hrs each day. I would rotate shorts daily and hand wash the chamois at the end of each day in a nearby river (or motel room bathtub) to keep things clean. By the end of the trip, I definitely had some strong feelings about the two pairs of shorts! For reference, I'm 5'10", 145 lbs, and I wear size medium. What I liked about the Concept bib shorts: the top half. I love the new upper half of the bib design. The straps don't scrunch or get messed up when I ***. The back "H" design works perfectly when using the fly-free function. And I LOVE the lack of a mesh front. The mesh front on the Signature bibs drives me nuts --- the temps were above 80 F, and the mesh front on my Signature shorts was SO hot. I don't understand the purpose of the front mesh, and by the end of the trip, I was ready to cut it out in frustration. Also the criss-cross straps on the Signature bibs scrunch up and don't always stay flat after *** breaks. So +1 for the new, mesh-less top half of the Concept bib shorts; -1 for the Signature bibs. What I didn't like about the Concept bib shorts: the bottom half. The chamois wasn't exposed -- it's hidden under a layer of fabric. And there are no photos of it the chamois on the sales page to show this, so I was immediately disappointed when my shorts arrived and I realized it was NOT the same chamois that comes in the Signature short. (see photo with Concept and Signature chamois side-by-side; the Concept chamois is on the left). The chamois fabric covering made hand washing the chamois more difficult because I couldn't directly manipulate the chamois manually. Also, the way the seams run down the groin in the front of the short caused some minor chafing. Not much, but enough to notice. Yes, I was using chamois cream. Finally, the fabric in the bottom half just isn't as durable as the Signature shorts. I developed a small hole in the butt of the shorts after only 3-4 uses (And the hole was literally right about the chamois, so it's placement was bit amusing). In contrast, I love the bottom half of my Signature shorts. They were comfy (especially the chamois) after hours in the saddle, and I've worn my Signature shorts dozens of time without any visible wear. So -1 for the Concept bibs; +1 for the Signature bibs. What would make a 5-star pair of shorts IMO? Combine the top half of the Concept bib shorts (I love the new back strap design and the lack of mesh in front) with the bottom half of the Signature shorts (with the Signature chamois). Now that bib short combo would be DREAMY, and I would recommend and buy a pair without hesitation. Overall, I like and appreciate the Velocio shorts and their innovative design ideas, and I hope this review will help a few other ladies find the perfect pair of bike shorts for their needs and inspire Velocio to keep innovating and improving. Maybe my dream pair of bib shorts will become a reality one day :)
Thanks for reaching out! It sounds like our Ultralight Bibs might be exactly what you're looking for :) https://velocio.cc/collections/ultralight/products/womens-ultralight-bib-short Regarding a comparison for all of our chamois designs, the following guide would be a great resource: https://velocio.cc/blogs/guides/bib-short-guide