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|
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Men's Foundation Short
Excellent value for short to medium distance rides.
Our most advanced performance bib short.
The long distance high compression bib short.
Versatility for every ride.
Ultralight yet supportive. Super breathable.
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.
Fit is great. I’m 5 ft. 8 in. 145 lbs and went with a small, which is perfect. Materials seem high quality, except the elastic around the waistband has already started to deteriorate after less than a month of use. Other than that, they are a solid choice for the price point.
Just what I needed! Feel great and fit perfectly!
Let me just start but saying - if you’re looking for the “one” when it comes to cycling shorts, this is it. Just the right amount of padding and a perfect fit - and - the most durable cycling short I’ve ever seen. I took a serious fall one of my first rides wearing these and after sliding on the upper leg and tumbling to a stop, these shorts didn’t show so much as a single frayed strand. Velocio really nailed this one.
Great company! Only complaint is I’m like a 33” waist and I had to get an Xl! But they paid for the return and sent corrected size immediately before I sent back wrong size. Nice to see paper paper shipping containers again as well.