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.
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.
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.
|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|
|XXXXL||51 - 54||45.5 - 49||50.5 - 53|
|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|
|XXXXL||130 - 137||116 - 124||128 - 135|
Great fit and quality. By far favorite bib shorts on the market.
Exactly as advertised: a good bib for riding a couple of hours. As usual, the straps are good, chamois provides the right amount of cushion and coverage, good compression, and sizing is spot on. Really appreciate that Velocio added this to their lineup, knowing there’s a gap between everyday training and breaking out the Signature and Luxe bibs
I was instantly impressed with my foundation bibs. I have been wearing a few different knicks for the last few years and could never find a pair that I really felt comfortable in. I have even been wearing some high end shorts twice the price of these that weren't nearly as nice. 5 min into my ride I could tell that this was what I had been searching for. The foundation is supposed to be a thinner chamois compared to the other shorts in the line, but for me this is really ideal. I find thick pads to be more annoying and awkward. And the front of the pad is done right for comfort and coverage. Velocio really nailed all the important aspects. I will be buying more of these in the future. In terms of sizing, I would say they are true. They are compressive so may feel a little tighter to someone not used to that.
After a solid week of using this bib I can say that this was an excellent purchase. Not only are the straps great but the chamois is really comfortable for the price point. I am a 5'9 male about 150lb - ended up getting a size medium. The size is pretty true, I prefer a snug fit since I was in between a medium and large between my hips and waist measurements.
I also have signature bibs. These are 97% as good as the signatures for a great price. In some ways, I actually prefer these. The fabric is ever so slightly less compressive. I've actually had some issues with the signature bibs being a little too compressive in the groin region. These don't feel quite as amazing on your muscles, but they do feel better to the nether regions. In general, I'm not a huge fan of velocio straps. I wish they were lighter, and I think the straps on these are more comfortable than the signature bibs. I might even prefer the chamois in these to the signature's. I wouldn't hesitate to ride in them for 6+ hours. I wish they came in some other colors, but these will be my go-to bibs from now on. There is no better value for money bib out there. Plus they come with the incredible customer support of Velocio. Great work, Velocio.