NOTE: While this is a review on the women’s version of Velocio’s Signature bibs, it’s also available in a men’s version. Of course, the men’s version comes with a male specific chamois and without a modesty panel or bathroom break rear panel design.
- High compressive fabric supports muscles and reduces fatigue
- Comfortable, quick drying chamois
- Designed for easy bathroom breaks without removing straps or jersey
- Wide comfortable bib straps
- Mesh front panel provides modesty and breathability
- Sizing for all body type from XXS to 2XL
- Black version made from 100% recycled Lycra fabric
- Reflective logo for added visibility in low light
- 30-day money-back guarantee
Price: $229 MSRP
How Obtained: Company sample
Availability: Online and Retail
Sizes: XXS-2XL (women’s); XS-3XL (men’s)
Colors: Black or Navy
Testing: Tested on trainer and outdoors under tights for rides up to 3 hrs.
Velocio Signature Bibs Just Got Even Better
About a year ago I reviewed Velocio’s Signature Fly women’s bibs and gave them 4 stars. I liked the bibs, but the rear zipper design didn’t work for taller riders. I also was concerned about the zipper breaking while on a ride.
Now Velocio offers the same great bib, but without the rear zipper, hence the Fly Free designation. The bibs are still designed for quick bathroom breaks and it works no matter what your height. At 6ft tall, I’m able to squat and pull down the bibs, take my potty break and pull them back up without removing my jersey or bib straps. I like the concept a lot and easy of use, my only change would be to provide a little higher waist in the back, just an inch, although it might impede the ability to pull them down.
Designed for Every Body Type
Cyclists come in every size and shape so Velocio offers a wide range of sizing to fit every body type. From XXS to 2XL (XS-3XL in men’s), you’ll find a kit to fit your shape. I applaud Veloico’s use of models with different body types on their web site. This company truly understands some of us have curves.
The Signature fabric is highly compressive across the legs and hips to help reduce muscle fatigue. The material is engineered to have stretch that conforms to the shape of the rider in the cycling position. The company states “our bib shorts will continue to “break-in” after a few rides and washes conforming to the shape of the rider, for a perfect fit.” For those wishing a less compressive fit, simply size up. Velocio is so sure you’ll love these bibs, they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The bib upper is designed with a front mesh panel that serves both as a modesty panel and to stabilize the straps. This eliminates the need to have a center clip to hold the bib straps in place. The straps are made of black Italian Microfiber and 1 ¾” wide with enough stretch to keep them comfortable. I appreciate the blacks bib strap fabric as it doesn’t show dirt from sweat.
To add variety to your cycling wardrobe, Velocio offers the Signature bibs in black or navy. The black colorway is made from 10% recycled Lycra fabric which is a great way to keep more waste out of landfills.
Signature Chamois Soft, Breathable and Comfortable
This bib use Velocio’s Signature Chamois which was specifically designed for women. It is next to skin soft, breathable and very comfortable. The 120kg/m3 HD foam provides the support, a refined anatomic shape for comfort, and the Super Air perforated base delivers breathability. I tested the bibs both on the trainer and on outdoor rides under tights with no comfort issues or chaffing.
Velocio’s Signature bib shorts are available in both men’s and women’s versions. I tested the women’s model and really liked the quick nature break design, comfortable chamois and highly compressive fabric. It’s available in black or navy and in a wide variety of sizes to fit virtually every body type.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women's cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri's full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.