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.
“We’ve honed every aspect of the Foundation Bib Shorts to deliver all-day comfort. They’re made with a premium technical material that offers just the right amount of stretch and compressive support. And the Foundation chamois pad is designed to provide long-lasting pelvic support and relieve common saddle pressure points which can cause discomfort - especially on longer rides. Our Black 21 Foundation Bib Shorts are finished with subtle embroidered Attacus branding.”
Jimmi Nicholls, Co-Founder and Product Developer at Attacus
Features & Fabric
Close-fitting black bib shorts made with premium Italian materials perfectly designed to move and stretch with your body
- Our 'Black 21' bibs are finished with subtle embroidered branding on the back of the shorts. All other aspects of the Foundation Bib Shorts are the same
Technical fabric offers light, compressive support to help reduce friction as you pedal, which can cause discomfort over time
Made with our signature men’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 mesh bib straps
100% pre-dyed fabric means they’ll stay crisp, matte black - even when stretched and after a season of washes
- Main fabric: 80% polymide, 20% spandex
- Mesh bib: 75% polymide, 25% 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 bib shorts are fitted with our custom men'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. Designed to relieve common 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 athletes who have taken on some of the world's toughest tests of endurance - from the Transcontinental and Silk Road Mountain Races to Double Everesting and National 24-Hour Time Trialling.
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
WAIST/BELLY: Start by measuring your waist/belly all the way around at the fullest part. This'll usually be around your belly button. Don't rely on your jeans or trousers waist size. Then use this number to see where you fall on our size chart. If your chest and belly measurements put you in two different size brackets, we'd recommend opting for the larger size.
INSIDE LEG LENGTH: This number gives the literal length of the shorts. Use the leg length number to work out how each size will fit on you, and make sure you're happy with the length. To get an accurate gauge of leg length, start from the highest point of your in-seam and measure downward.
FIT: Do you fall into more than one size bracket? Then we'd recommend considering how you want your kit to fit. Do you like it close fitting? Or prefer it a little looser? Make sure your chosen size selection reflects how you like to wear it.
STILL IN DOUBT? GET IN TOUCH: If you're still unsure, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist you. We'll always start by asking if you've measured yourself and where your measurements put you on our size chart, so it's definitely worth doing this first. We may then be able to offer a bit of extra guidance on how it'll fit.
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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.