Off-road riding necessitates fabrics with durability for those instances when a tree comes too close or you miss calculate the sharpness of a turn. Long rides and weekend mountain tours require a more supportive chamois and shorts that stay comfortable in warm conditions. The Women's Countdown Shorts are made with Gore Bike Wear's signature design ingenuity. You can pedal singletrack in the morning and cruise around the city in the afternoon without missing a beat, or switching outfits.Situated dead-center in the Gore Bike Wear off-road line, the Women's Countdown Shorts are a close sister to the Fusion Shorts. A comfortable elastic waistband in the outer shorts allows for natural movement on the bike while a concealed front zip gives a smoother look. Two side pockets with hook and loop closures and a single hip pocket provide ample storage options on short rides when a pack isn't necessary. A reflective logo on the side, and piping on the back and sides keep you visible during evening excursions. The Power chamois in the removable liner rounds out these shorts. The seamless finish helps prevent chafing so your sit-bones and soft tissue stay comfortable. Sensible design makes it a workhorse on medium to long rides, and the channeling on top of the chamois and the moisture-wicking micro-fiber outer fabric make these shorts ideal for mountain biking and adventure riding. The Gore Bike Wear Women's Countdown Shorts comes in Earth Beige, Pool Blue/black, and Black. They're available in X-Small to XX-Large with an inseam length of 23cm (9in).