We took the same great fit and sought where we could make these shorts more affordable without compromising quality. The result is a short made from a lightweight, recycled fabric offering balanced compression and a unique opaque finish. We used the same leg gripper and trims as found on the Signature Bib Short but incorporated a simpler high-density chamois for excellent support in a slightly thinner form - ideal for shorter stints in the saddle. A premium 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.
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||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.||250 - 260 lbs.||260 - 270 lbs.||270 - 280 lbs.||280 - 290 lbs.|
|Size||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||113 - 118 kg||118 - 122 kg||122 - 127 kg||127 - 132 kg|
|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||84cm - 89cm||69cm - 74cm||86cm - 91cm|
|S||89cm - 94cm||74cm - 79cm||91cm - 97cm|
|M||94cm - 100cm||79cm - 85cm||97cm - 103cm|
|L||100cm - 108cm||85cm - 91cm||103cm - 109cm|
|XL||108cm - 114cm||91cm - 98cm||109cm - 116cm|
|XXL||114cm - 122cm||98cm - 107cm||116cm - 122cm|
|XXXL||122cm - 130cm||107cm - 116cm||122cm - 128cm|
|XXXXL||130cm - 137cm||116cm - 124cm||128cm - 135cm|
By and large, these are very nice cycling shorts. The material is high-quality, very light and stretchy and fits like a second skin. The chamois is just perfect-- thin enough to be comfortable and non-intrusive, with just enough padding. It's very similar to my Pearl Izumi Pro shorts, which up 'til now have been my standby. Unfortunately, PI redesigned the short's waistband to drop seriously and embarrassingly low in the back, almost reaching to (how can I politely say this?) the proverbial buttcrack. My only gripe with the Velocio shorts is that the waistband is extremely flimsy-- it's made of very light material, thinner and flimsier than the rest of the shorts. The waistband is perhaps 2" wide, but because it's so thin, the top edge fold forward onto itself as soon as I reach for the handlebars. This is not uncomfortable; in fact, I don't notice it while riding. And the waistband does nothing to actually hold the shorts in place, since they are substantial and stretchy enough to stay perfectly in place anyway. But it's a bit annoying to feel the waistband folded over when I dismount and touch my belly. Maybe I'm just being OCD or something... but if Velocio had used a slightly heavier and stiffer waistband, these shorts would fit perfectly. I am 5'11", 195 lbs, and the XL fits me true to size.
Hi Andy. Thanks so much for your detailed review. Given your height/weight and the issue you are describing, you might actually be a size smaller, a Large. The more compressive material helps hold the shorts in place, and subsequently the chamois, to limit movement and rubbing or chafing. And a more compressive properly sized short will fit correctly in across your body and hold in place, including the waist band. We do offer a 30-day Signature Guarantee where you can try our products risk free and return or exchange for any reason. If you'd like to try a size L, please email us at email@example.com and we'd be happy to help!