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.
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.
RosemaryL Jersey / XL Bib Short
GritchelleS Jersey / S Bib Short
Anna GraceS Jersey / S Bib Short
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 - Shown wearing size S jersey / S bib short.
Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Weight: 140lbs (63.5kg)
Chest: 37.5" (95cm)
Waist: 29.5" (75cm)
Hips: 39" (99cm)
|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|
|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|
These bibs were nothing short of exceptional quality, as expected from Velocio. I will admit however, my very first Velocio bib purchase was their highest end bib- the Luxe, and I now have a very high standard for chamois and bib quality. These Foundation Bib Shorts are wonderful, however you can really tell the lycra is not of as high a quality as the Luxe bibs, and even more so the chamois. In comparison to the Luxe, the chamois has less flex when riding due to it being one solid piece rather than three separate contact points that the Luxe Bibs have. I felt like the Foundation Bib was a bit scratchy on my skin also. I ride everyday, usually 2 hours minimum, and I started getting very uncomfortable after an hour in these bibs. So unfortunately I had to send them back, but I exchanged them for my favorite Luxe Bibs! (Which are heavenly). And I can't forget to add the Fly Free is the best thing since sliced bread. THANK YOU VELOCIO! Like who wants to strip down on the side of the road to use the bathroom when it's 45 degrees outside? Helloooo there are no bathrooms for hours when you're riding country farm roads.
Great bib, only thing missing is pockets! I'm normally between a M and L, and happy I ordered the L. As mentioned on the website, give them a try as they feel tight at first, but then are GREAT.
Like they said; premium bibs at a not so premium price!!
I was somewhat skeptical about the Fly-Free design at first. Over the past weekend, I rode a 62 mile charity ride and couldn't have been happier. Not only is the Fly-Free the most awesome thing ever - but the bibs are super comfortable and the chamois is perfect. Not too bulky but supportive.
Seriously, why haven't I splurged on these before! I have several bibs but these fit me well. I forgot to pack shami butter with me for BDB100 and just went without it. No issues and the shammy was not too thick. The pad did not curl into my grooves and it made my cycling experience even more amazing. I am used to feeling a bit sore down there after 100 miles of riding, but not this time. I will order more! I do wish there was a military discount. Size: I thought to myself "How will I fit into these Mediums?!" Well, I was worried they would be too tight but they fit like a glove. I am 5'4" 145lbs and they were great.