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Gore Bike Wear Element Tights Short+ - Men's
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Whether you're just getting into cycling or are looking to add a hard-working, everyday short to your drawer that won't drain your wallet, consider the Gore Element Tights Short Plus. As part of Gore's entry-level Element line, this short boasts the same main body fabric as its pricier siblings, which is a supportive blend of nylon and elastane that consistently wicks moisture and retains its shape over the miles. Where it differs is in the included chamois. While no less comfortable those included in Gore's Power and Oxygen lines, the Element Men chamois offers its best support during short-to-medium distance rides. If you're heading out to beat the sunset on an after work ride, this short's an ideal option, but grab a cushier option if you find yourself riding a Fondo.

  • Log your everyday miles in this workhorse short
  • Slim fit ideal for training rides or relaxed days
  • Stabilizing fabric blend wicks moisture consistently
  • High, supportive waistband stays in place as you pedal
  • Shifted seam placement limits likelihood of chafing
  • Element Men chamois cushions best on short to medium rides
  • Reflective accent helps you stay visible to motorists

Tech Specs

80% polyamide, 20% elastane
10 in
Element Men
Claimed Weight:
[large] 146 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size Chart

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Men's Apparel

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)


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)


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)


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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Poor Durability

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

These are one of the few shorts that have fit me well. The fit great and felt good while cycling with them. I used the for indoor cycling sessions on a trainer. I got through about 4 sessions with them before they started to develop holes at the waistband where the labels were sewn in. Although they were comfortable, I just can't recommend them based on their early failures. Fortunately the customer service here at Competitive Cyclist is excellent and they are taking care of the situation!

Poor Durability