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Gore Bike Wear's Countdown 2.0 Plus Shorts are Gore's most versatile. The longer cut and removable liner not only make the Countdown stylish casual wear, but allow you to turn your other casual shorts or even pants into suitable bike-wear.

Countdown 2.0 Plus Shorts are what Gore Bike Wear calls hybrid shorts: they mix the best of both baggies and spandex. The Countdown 2.0 Plus outer shorts have a loose, stylish fit that works as well at the pub as it does on the trail. The outer shorts feature an elastic, adjustable waistband with a hook-and-loop closure for a comfortable fit as well as a side pocket with a hook-and-loop closure to ensure you won't lose important small items.

The shorts' removable inner tights provide the wicking and protection you need for those long days in the saddle. They make use of the Contest Man insert, which moves with you to prevent chafing. Gore shifted the liner's seams to reduce chafing. The insert's perforated foam facilitates ventilation to help it dry very quickly and keep you from overheating. The Contest liner also features loops that attach it to the outer shorts to keep them from moving around. If your Countdown shorts are in the wash you can still use the removable tights with any of your other shorts.

Gore Countdown 2.0 Plus Shorts feature a 12-inch (30cm) inseam. These shorts are equipped with reflective piping and other reflective elements. They come in Black, Earth/Black, and Graphite Grey/Black and are available in sizes Small through XX-Large.

Tech Specs

Removable Chamois:
yes, snap-in attachment at waistband
yes, Contest Man
2 front, 2 side with hook-and-loop closure, 1 rear zippered
[shell] 100% nylon, [insert panels] 80% nylon, 20% elastane, [chamois] 93% nylon, 7% elastane, [mesh] 86% polyester, 14% elastane
anatomic paneled, relaxed
Recommended Use:
cross country, all mountain, trail riding
12 in
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Fuji Bicycles


Geometry Chart


Altamira LTD

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube








Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop


Chainstay Length



44 44.0cm 51.5cm


36.3cm 72.1cm


72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm


37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm


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Very Versatile

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I've used these shorts on two long bike trips in Europe, where they served to ride and walk around France and Croatia's small towns all day long. They were incredibly comfortable and easy to use as townies. The removable liner was also a plus, as they could be washed in the evening and worn in the morning, even on wet / humid days. The only caveat is that the long crotch could get in the way mounting and dismounting the saddle. But once onboard they rode just fine.


Gore countdown 2.0

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large

My first pair were a bit too big in large, had to get the mediums. The mediums arrived and the front snap was broken... Think it's just bad luck. Gore is usually pretty bomber gear !


Gore Bike wear Countdown 2.0 plus shorts

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large

Great liner and shell combo. Big fan of all my Gore quality products. Sizing runs a bit on the larger side of things.