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How many times have you had to weigh out the advantages of durability versus comfort in regard to mountain bike shorts? We're willing to bet that it's too many. Well, with the Countdown 2.0 Women's Shorts, Gore Bike Wear took into account all of the precarious variables that the all-mountain rider encounters. And accordingly, these shorts provide unprecedented levels of comfort, flexibility, storage, and durability. Essentially, Gore created one pair of shorts for every part of the mountain.

While many shorts that bear the self-appointed 'all-mountain' classification are constructed from materials like cordura or other stuffy and stiff fabrics like it, Gore used entirely different approach for the Countdown 2.0. Instead, Gore opted for a 100% polyester composition, ensuring the utmost in breathability, moisture management, and freedom of movement. This isn't to say that the shorts are flimsy, far from it. Instead, you'll find thicknesses of polyester are durable, abrasion-resistant, and highly breathable. This plays directly to what Gore calls its Outfit Systems. Essentially, like the Countdown lineage, this system ensures the right tool for the job. It's comprised of three layers, each with its own purpose. Layer one provides moisture management, layer two (where these shorts fall under) provides thermo-regulation, and layer three provides protection from the elements. So, it's easy to see that these shorts perform their appointed function dutifully.

However, Gore wasn't finished with this ideology after it selected the fabric. Instead, a special focus was placed on both fit and construction. Starting with the latter, these shorts feature shifted seams that move the seams away from the locomotion of the legs. Accordingly, your legs aren't confronted with the seams during the pedaling motion, and thus, chafing as a result of movement is eliminated. Furthermore, the cut of the shorts lends itself to further reducing abrasion by essentially being pre-shaped to the cycling position. In simpler terms, the shorts are cut on a contour in order to adapt to your position in the saddle. So, while you move, the shorts move with you, not against you. Perpetuating this concept even further, Gore also incorporated stretch inserts in order to create an even higher level of flexibility and comfort.

Securing this fit is a partially elastic waistband and a concealed front zipper. There are also belt loops sewn into the waist, should you choose to don a belt on your ride. Additionally, the interior of the shorts feature a simple-to-use tape and snap system to secure a pair of Gore liner shorts.

For storage of your ride essentials, the Countdown 2.0 includes two front hand pockets and one zippered side pocket. Gore has also included reflective accents throughout the shorts in order to increase your visibility to motorists or fellow trail-users in low-light conditions.

The Gore Bike Wear Countdown 2.0 Women's Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/graphite grey and Graphite Grey/black.

Tech Specs

Removable Chamois:
yes
Chamois:
no
Pockets:
2 front, 1 side zip
Material:
[body] polyester, [stretch inserts] 93% nylon, 7% elastane
Fit:
relaxed
Recommended Use:
all-mountain trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Fuji Bicycles

 

Geometry Chart

 

Altamira LTD
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay Length

(CS)

Wheelbase

44 44.0cm 51.5cm

51.7cm

36.3cm 72.1cm

12.0cm

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

52.8cm

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

101.0cm

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Do these have padding at tush area?

Do these have padding at tush area?

Not so much padding for the tush area on these shorts. Padding is good for the tush area, so if you order these maybe order a size up so that the necessary tush padding can fit underneath the shorts.