POC Fondo Bib Short - Men's

Scandinavian sensibility.

Clean lines and Scandinavian minimalism are hallmarks of POC aesthetics, and if your training drawer is looking a little more stretched, ragged, and sweat-stained than you remember after last year, the Fondo Men's Bib Short is a good place to start your upgrade. Inspired by POC's top-end racing kit, the Fondo occupies a price point more courteous to the self-sponsored cyclist, but it was built to withstand high weekly mileage totals.

POC constructs the Fondo using four supportive panels, half of what traditional bib shorts usually feature. With a stretchy but contoured nylon/elastane blend, the Fondo achieves a next-to-skin fit that requires fewer seams than traditional eight-panel designs. It also means that the short gives you ample freedom of movement in the saddle while helping to stabilize your muscles and wick moisture.

At the leg openings, partial silicone grippers hold hemlines in place as you stand and stretch out in the saddle, ensuring you don't spend the majority of your ride tugging your shorts back into place along your tan lines. POC cuts the bibs with a high waist, catering to riders who enjoy a supportive, rather than minimalist, girdle design. Along the inside, a Fondo chamois lines the short, providing a blend of plush, foam cushioning and slim, minimal seaming that will enable you to stay out for hours without inhibiting your range of motion in the saddle.

  • High-mileage bib shorts for training and sportives
  • Four panel construction reduces seams and irritation
  • Endurance chamois maintains long-ride comfort
  • High waist adds support across the belly
  • Silicone grip maintains leg fit and keeps tan lines crisp
  • Clean aesthetics define POC's Scandinavian sensibilities
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Technical and Comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

First pair of bibs since I have gotten back on a bike in years and these have been my only and exclusively used bib for the last few months. Overall these are super comfortable. They fit very well for me. Minimal seams. Great grippers in the leg. Comfortable straps which you don't feel and breathe very well. Chamois is not to thick and not too thin its just right. Really great feeling fabric, feels very much like a second skin. Technically in every way amazing, but in the last few washes the fabric that attaches to the chamois is starting to separate on the edges, I have been gentle by just hand washing and air dry. Its not an issue at the moment and I hope it does not get worse. So besides this issue which could be that I have just been using them so much, they are pretty amazing.

Perfect fit and function!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These bib shorts are the most comfortable I've owned, giving Castelli a run for their money! They look and feel great. In fact, I can't even feel the shoulder straps. They breathe and don't ride up on the leg at all. I may buy a few because I can see me wearing these exclusively.