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Gore Bike Wear Countdown 2.0 Plus Shorts - Men's

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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

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Jerseys & Jackets
Chest 32.75 - 34.75in
(83 - 88cm)
35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
37.5 - 39.5in
(95 - 100cm)
39.75 - 41.75in
(101 - 106cm)
42 - 44in
(107 - 112cm)
Arm Length 29.75 - 30.75in
(76.5 - 78cm)
31 - 31.75in
(79 - 80.5cm)
32 - 32.75in
(81.5 - 83cm)
33 - 33.75in
(84 - 85.5cm)
34 - 34.75in
(86.5 - 88cm)
Shorts & Bibs & Tights
Waist 28.75 - 30.75in
(73 - 78cm)
31 - 33in
(79 - 84cm)
33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
Hip 33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
40.5 - 42.5in
(103 - 108cm)
43 - 45in
(109 - 114cm)
Inseam 30.75 - 31.25in
(78 - 79cm)
31.5 - 32in
(80 - 81cm)
32.5 - 32.75in
(82 - 83cm)
33 - 33.5in
(84 - 85cm)
34 - 34.25in
(86 - 87cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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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.