New for 2019, the Foundation is a leaner incarnation of our Signature Bib Short.
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 the excellent support in a slightly thinner form - ideal for shorter stints in the saddle. A premium bib shorts at a not-so-premium price, the Foundation offers a platform for a better riding experience.
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
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.