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Women's Ultralight Bib Short

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Model Info: Jené is 5'9" (175 cm) and 150 lbs (68 kg) wearing size Medium.

Updated for 2021 with new generation FlyFree bib upper eliminates the front mesh panel resulting in our lightest bib short ever. Featuring high performance 140gsm stretch woven fabric for the lightest possible weight and higher compression than the previous generation, and on par with our Signature bib short, to keep you comfortable and supported even on the longest rides when it's hot and humid. (Roughly 30% lighter than our Signature Bib Short). The innovative fabric provides enhanced breathability and wicking/drying as well as a deep black high opacity finish. A true summer-weight bib short that offers up an antidote to the heated seats of summer riding. 

A Note on Fit and Sizing: All of our bib shorts and tights are designed to be compressive. There are many benefits of compression for cyclists, and finding the right size bib short with the optimum fit is key. For more information on how our bib shorts fit, tips on putting on and information on sizing, please click .

    • Ultra-High Gauge Stretch Woven compression fabric: only 140 grams per meter, yet totally opaque
    • Deep black high opacity finish
    • 5-Panel design: anatomically cut, supportive, with medium compression
    • Seamless Microfiber bib straps & leg gripper
    • Reflective logos for added visibility
    • Proprietary Signature Chamois developed with Cytech [EIT]
  • Fabric: 78% 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?
    In terms of fit, the main difference is the amount of compression each bib short offers. CONCEPT is our most compressive, followed by LUXE. 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. The Ultralight bibs are very high on the compression ratings as well - the new stretch woven fabric adds great compression and breathability without adding weight. Signature is what we'd call medium compression - still higher than most other brands, but not as compressive as the three mentioned above. And then Foundation is slightly less compressive than Signature.

    To see the entire line of Velocio bib shorts and see how they compare to each other, please click here to see our comparison guide.

    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 see the entire line of Velocio bib shorts and see how they compare to each other, please click here to see our comparison guide.

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Anna Grace is 5'7" 140 lbs and wearing Size S

Sizing Guide

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:

  • Find your weight along the top of the table.
  • Look down the column to find your appropriate size.
  • Each size has a height range based on weight.
  • If you find that you are on the upper or lower end of height and weight for a given size, the garment will have more or less compression respectively.
  • Use the Dimensions Details chart to futher dial in your fit.

Still unsure or need help? No problem! Email us at service@velocio.cc. Remember that every piece is backed by our Signature Guarantee.

Height & Weight Size Ranges

Our sizing chart represents the majority of riders we’ve worked with first hand in our clothing. If your size falls outside of the specified chart, please contact customer service for insights or take advantage of our Signature Guarantee which allows for testing and return within 30 days if your riding experience, including fit, isn’t improved.

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  • Size 90 - 100 lbs. 100 - 110 lbs. 110 - 120 lbs. 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 lbs. +
    XXS 4'10" 5'2"
    XS 5' 5'7"
    S 5'1" 5'9"
    M 5'4" 5'10"
    L 5'6" 6'+
    XL 5'6" 6'+
    XXL 5'6" 6'+
    XXXL 5'6" 6'+
  • Size 41 - 45 kg 45 - 50 kg 50 - 54 kg 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 kg +
    XXS 147cm 157cm
    XS 152cm 170cm
    S 155cm 175cm
    M 163cm 178cm
    L 168cm 183cm +
    XL 168cm 183cm +
    XXL 168cm 183cm +
    XXXL 168cm 183cm +

Dimension Details

  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    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"
    XXXL 45" - 47.5" 38" - 40.5" 48.5" - 51.5"
  • Size Chest Waist Hip
    XXS 74cm - 79cm 56cm - 61cm 80cm - 85cm
    XS 79cm - 84cm 61cm - 66cm 85cm - 90cm
    S 84cm - 89cm 66cm - 71cm 90cm - 95cm
    M 89cm - 95cm 71cm - 77cm 95cm - 102cm
    L 95cm - 102cm 77cm - 84cm 102cm - 108cm
    XL 102cm - 108cm 84cm - 90cm 108cm - 116cm
    XXL 108cm - 114cm 90cm - 97cm 116cm - 123cm
    XXXL 114cm - 121cm 97cm - 103cm 123cm - 131cm

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    United States United States
    Great bibs + *** breaks!

    Ok, I’ve been converted from shorts to bibs! These are so comfortable - I’ve had zero irritation on 60+ mile rides in them. They’re also more flattering than I thought. I initially wanted the MFF bibs because I liked the style better, but the easy bathroom break feature on these bibs are ultimately what sold me. Because you have to stretch the shoulder straps so much for the bathroom breaks, though, I’m hoping that the straps don’t get stretched out too quickly. Btw - the fit was true to size for american sizing. I’m a S in american sizes and M in some euro brands, and the S fit perfectly.

    • Product fit True to size
    • Size purchased S
    Czechia Czechia
    Love at first wear

    Originally I ordered Luxe bibs despite my misgivings about the raw cut hem but chose a wrong, bigger size. Now I think it was good luck as I have these as an exchange and am happy. Putting them on so that the chamois isn't too much in the front and gives the support and protection to my sitting bones as well is quite an exercise but once I've figured it out - the Ultralights are almost a perfection. The fabric feels in danger of tearing when I am wriggling myself into them but in reality I believe it is quite firm as well as breathable and smooth. On the outside it has a sort of beautiful elegant matt finish so the shorts don't glide in the saddle at all. Straps seem to be a bit longer (or more flexible) than in my Signature knickers of the same size so unlike in the knickers their firm horizontal stitches don't dig into my ribs when riding uphill and breathing more deeply - great improvement. I love the leg bands. As I expected from previous experience, they were almost painfully constricting at first but adjusted to my thighs already during the first ride, I don't even notice them now, they don't give me sausage legs at all (and my thighs aren't the slimmest) and stay put. Honestly I don't understand the fashion of raw cut hems, neither functionally nor esthetically. I love the mesh bibs on Zero Bib tights and knickers but for summer preferred bibless shorts till now. I was afraid the mesh-less bib wouldn't be so comfortable but it is, I don't overheat in higher temps and it looks much nicer under transparent summer jerseys then the mesh version. So my only grievance with the Ultralights is that I would wish them some 3 cm longer in the legs but perhaps they would be too long for shorter women then. Also I would prefer the Sigbature shorts chamois. If it helps I am 170 tall, 76 cm in the waist and 97 or so in the hips and size S is great, giving beautiful compression and a freedom of movement at the same time. I am M according to the chart and Luxe M was too big so probably these would be big in M too.

    • Product fit Runs large
    • Size purchased S
    A Velocio Customer
    Renee H.
    United States United States

    I've worn these on a handful of endurance mtb rides so far and they're easily my favorite bibs. So comfortable I forget I'm wearing them! I'm 5'7" and 115lbs and the small fits great. A couple months ago I tried an XS in a different velocio bib and they felt way too tight so I'm glad I gave the brand a second chance.

    • Product fit Runs small
    • Size purchased Small
    Velocio Women's Ultralight Bib Short Review
    Katie H.
    United States United States
    Women’s ultralight bib short

    I received these thinking they would be perfect for the Las Vegas heat riding. But to my discovery as I tried them on they were extremely small compared to. Y signature bibs I could not even get them up over my hips. There was hardly any stretch and the material was terrible. I was expecting them to be a bit softer like the others as well.

    • Product fit Runs small
    • Size purchased Medium

    Thanks for reaching out! I suspect these will break-in after a few uses, as they are indeed more compressive than our Signature bibs. Here's a great FAQ article on this topic: https://support.velocio.cc/hc/en-us/articles/360058372173-Why-do-my-bibs-feel-super-tight-when-I-try-them-on-for-the-first-time-

    A Velocio Customer
    Jillian M.
    United States United States
    Another hit!

    Again, as with the Concept shorts, these are compressive (per the bib short comparison). Also as with all the shorts, per the bib short comparison article, washing them does sort of break them in and after a couple of washes I found that they fit me better. I was initially worried that I bought them too small even though I bought my usual size. I just wore them for a really hot commute day (over 100 coming home - 16 miles each way), and they felt really good. I liked not having the front mesh part and with just the mesh jersey I felt cooler than I would expected on that ride. Don’t be alarmed if they feel on the tight side at first. They sort of “break in”. Not stretch, “break in”.

    • Product fit True to size
    • Size purchased M (I’m 5’4” and 140lbs - stout by cycling standards)