We believe the foundation of any good piece of cycling kit is comfort. So we’ve created a collection that puts comfort at its core. The culmination of almost three years of research and development, this collection has become a trusted go-to for multi day endurance athletes and casual cafe spinners alike. Expertly tailored to be comfortably close fitting, these cycling wardrobe staples really are the perfect all-rounders.
“I've always prefered waisted shorts to bib straps, especially for longer or multi-day riding as they're more convenient for loo breaks. So it was important to me that we developed a great all-round pair of shorts that function just like bibs. Talking to female riders, the feedback we got is that cycling shorts can often either feel overly restrictive, or they don't stay up. So our main focus was designing a comfortable waistband that holds in place. Our tests showed that thickness and width can impact heavily on how tight a waistband feels, so we created a number of prototypes, had them tested by female riders of different abilities, and developed one which distributes compression across the waist and abdomen, to provide just the right amount of stretch and support. My favourite detail is the silicon lining at the back of the band, which gives that extra bit of grip to keep the shorts in place - a great alternative solution to bib straps. Each set of shorts is also made with our custom women’s chamois pad, which has been carefully developed to provide pelvic support and relieve common female pressure points which tend to build and cause discomfort on longer rides.”
Emily Childs, Managing Director and Head of Women’s Product Development at Attacus
Features & Fabric
- Close-fitting black waisted shorts made with technical Italian fabric perfectly designed to move and stretch with your body
- Fabric offers light, compressive support to help reduce friction as you pedal, which can cause discomfort over time
Made with our signature women’s Foundation chamois pad - Developed for all-day comfort, this endurance-focused pad is made from fine layers of perforated high density foam which offer fantastic cushioned support, heat regulation and antibacterial protection
- Minimal flatlock seams for maximum comfort
- Laser-cut soft silicone grippers
- Soft and supportive waistband tailored to stay in place
100% pre-dyed fabric means they’ll stay crisp, matte black - even when stretched and after a season of washes
All of our women's garments are designed, tested and tailored by a team of experienced female cyclists and clothing experts, including our own Attacus co-founder, so you can trust you're buying products developed specifically for female-focused comfort and fit
- Fabric: 80% polymide, 20% spandex
- Made in Italy
The Foundation chamois pad
Never underestimate the importance of a good chamois. It could literally make or break your ride.
At Attacus, we’ve always believed that the key to any good piece of cycling clothing is one that feels as comfortable and supportive after 24 hours as it does after just one. It’s why all of our Foundation shorts and bib shorts are fitted with our custom women's Foundation chamois pads - a top of the range endurance-focused pad developed to deliver all-day support.
Designed in collaboration with one of the world’s leading chamois manufacturers, Cytech Elastic Interface, this pad is the culmination of months of research and testing led by female riders, including our own Co-Founder and Head of Women’s Product Development. Designed to relieve common female pelvic pressure points which we identified can cause discomfort on longer rides, the pad is constructed from fine layers of high density foam which provide lasting cushioned support. It’s what makes the shorts perfect for epic adventures, as well as shorter days on the road. Meanwhile its neutral, single width not only offers a more anatomical fit, but makes it compatible with virtually any saddle.
It's this commitment to comfort that means our shorts and tights are now trusted by female athletes who have taken on some of the world's toughest tests of endurance - including the entire route of the Tour de France.
Made from recycled materials, this eco-friendly pad is also woven together with yarns that have antibacterial properties, providing better protection for multi day activities. It’s even perforated to speed drying times.
Seriously, it’s a dream to sit on.
Find out more about the research and development that went into creating our Foundation Collection.
The technical fabrics in our bib shorts are designed for movement, and will naturally stretch. It's why you may find you fit into more than one size bracket. So to help you find the best fit for you, we recommend you follow the steps below.
HOW TO MEASURE UP
- Start by measuring your waist and hips all the way around, using the diagram above as a guide. Then use these numbers to see which size options you fall into from our size chart below.
- Use the leg length number to work out how each size will fit on you, and make sure you're happy with the length.
- Consider how you want your kit to fit. Do you like it quite close fitting? Or prefer it a little looser? Make sure your chosen size reflects how you like to wear it.
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If you're still in doubt, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
While we do our best to accurately display the true colours of our garments in all photography on our website, sometimes the actual colour may vary in real life. This is because every computer/phone monitor has a different capability to display colours, and that everyone sees these colours differently.