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Gore Bike Wear Element Short - Men's

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Item # GBW006D

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Item # GBW006D

Take an easy day.

Heading out onto your local bike paths with the kids or around town on your commuter frame doesn't always require technical baggies or a full Lycra road kit. The Gore Bike Wear's Element Short was cut for riding, just a bit more relaxed than the technical stuff, with a versatile 13in inseam and a plethora of pockets to use to stash kid-approved ride snacks. Gore includes casual details like belt loops, so you can adjust the fit to what works best for you, as well as a traditional button-fly closure and an overall style that resembles everyday shorts off-the-bike. Though it may look casual, the Element will be at home on a bike, and Gore constructed it using a lightweight synthetic fabric designed to pull moisture away from your body in the same way as its more aggressive shorts. The reflective piping throughout the body helps it increase your visibility if you wear it during low-light hours while commuting, and the partially-elastic waistband promises to sit securely, without pinching, on the days you get to take a break from the fitted cycling kit.

Tech Specs

[main body] 94% polyamide, 6% elastane, [mesh] 100% polyester
13 in
Removable Liner:
2 side zippered, 2 front hand
partially elastic
Recommended Use:
mountain bike, commuting
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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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Finally, some mountain bike shorts that fit and function like they ought to. Plenty of pockets, great waist fit and good length for XC/AM riding, below the knee and roomy, but not Juggalo. Belt loops are great because those adjustment tabs always wear out, and they can't handle the weight of pockets full of food and tools. These don't come with an integrated chamois, but that's fine; I'd rather wear bibs made for biking underneath than suffer through another poor excuse for a built-in diaper. Fabric is light, stretchy, and breathable, but seems tough enough after a few rides. Reflective hits are nice, I guess, but I don't ride at night very much. My only gripe would be that the styling is just a hair on the flashy/techy side with the neon mesh accents (that just provide ventilation for the cargo pockets? Weird.) but I'll take it. In fact, I'll take two.