Men's Foundation Short


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.


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  • 78% Recycled nylon fabric with Extra LifeLycra: balanced compression & breathability, comfort and longevity
  • High Gauge for excellent recovery and second skin fit
  • 5-Panel design: anatomically cut, compressive and supportive to enhance performance
  • Foundation chamois, modeled after our Signature chamois and developed with Elastic Interface, provides excellent mid-distance comfort & support
Materials & Care

Fabric Content

75% Polyamide,25% Elastane

Made in AL

Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. Its 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. Youll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts. 

Machine wash cool, 86F (30C) 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. Dont 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.

Return Policy

The Velocio Signature Guarantee

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.

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Men's Fit Guide

All Velocio Equipment is designed to fit while in riding position, maximizing the performance of the apparel for its intended purpose. The chart below is a guide to help determine your optimum size.

There is purposely overlap at the outside ranges for each size, allowing you to fine-tune your fit. If your size falls into these overlapping portions, choose the smaller size for a more tailored performance fit, or the larger size for a standard fit.

Still trying to figure it out or need help? Email us at and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. Remember that our Signature Guarantee also backs every piece.



Men's Size Guide

All Velocio Equipment is designed to fit while in riding position. Please refer to the Velocio Fit Guide to find the proper size.

Use the following measurements in the table below to cross reference your size with the size of Velocio garments. For a reference on how these should fit and what size you should purchase, refer to the fit guide.



Size Chest Waist Hip


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Nice Shorts

Just got these and have used them twice and they seem fine. Had to go a size larger than what I usually wear . Well padded, and well made.

  • Product fit Runs small
  • Size purchased large
Ted D.
United States United States

pad is too thick

As advertised, these are highly compressive, i.e. they might feel too small for some. I like the compression and fit, and overall quality seems good. As with almost every cycling short today, the pad is way too thick, causing pinching and chafing and putting too much distance between me and my nicely broken-in Berthoud saddle.

  • Product fit True to size
  • Size purchased XS
United States United States

Super comfy

Super comfy and great for any length of ride. Super happy with them. Pick.up a pair

  • Product fit True to size
  • Size purchased Large
United States United States

Good, not on the same level as the Luxe Bib Short

I did a 40 mile bike ride and they performed well but I did not have the same experience of "not even thinking about it” that I did with the Luxe Bib Short. Chamois is a bit big, gives a diaper feel.

  • Product fit True to size
  • Size purchased Medium
United States United States

solid short for a short ride

I'm 5'10", 175 lbs and got the large, which is what I fit into for Velocio's bibs, too. Love these shorts for a <=1 hour ride or for indoor on the Peloton. More than an hour and I'll go for the Signature bibs, which feel like they have more cushion for your bum. I tried on Rapha and Ornot bibs when I was first getting into cycling and like the Velocios the best for fit and material.

  • Product fit True to size
  • Size purchased Large




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