Innuendos

96
Size Chart
Colour
Jet Black
Size

This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.

Cover your endo with these premium mesh liner shorts. The eXo™ pad delivers maximum comfort with absolute performance. Consider a second pair to help extend ride time between washing loads when on tour or thrashing your local trails.

Three Month 'Free' Trial. Ride the Innuendos (hard) and if they don't blow you away, return them to us within 90 days for a full refund.

▸ Features
  • eXo™ skeletal pad - 3D anatomical shaping, multi-level foam, rapid drying, seamless synthetic 'chamois' pad with anti-bacterial finish.
  • Breathable lycra mesh liner - only to be worn with baggies!
  • Nylon lycra panels for increased durability.
  • Full flat seaming for enhanced comfort.
  • Wide elastic waistband.
  • HighRise™ rear has you covered.
  • Bandolier textured-lycra cuffs glue these shorts to your thighs.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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This state-of-art eXo™ skeletal pad delivers maximum performance for those who ride long and fast.
  • Pad and shorts' outer fabric are laminated as a single layer – providing increased precision with minimal movement between the fabrics and your saddle.
  • Near-seamless interface between pad and body of the shorts.
  • External and internal differential-density mouldings provide additional padding at pressure points without increased bulk.
  • 3D anatomical shaping, 4-way stretch and seamless construction hug your body for a performance fit.
  • Polyester-knit face fabric against your skin disperses heat and moisture.
  • Anti-bacterial finish and dries rapidly after washing.
  • Made by TMF in Italy. Market leaders in cycling pad design and innovation. Manufactured in strict compliance with European environmental standards.

▸ Lycra Mesh
4-way stretch nylon with mesh eyelets for accelerated cooling. A lightweight knit blended with 12% lycra to deliver body-hugging performance.
  • Composition: 88% nylon; 12% lycra.

▸ Bandolier™
Textured-lycra bands glue the legs of our premium shorts to your thighs, and provide muscle support – all without the discomfort of gripper elastic.

▸ HighRise™
A stretch lumbar panel and HighRise™ rear overlap with your cycle top to keep you covered. No bare skin or lewd exposure.

▸ More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.

▸ Weight
160 gm
▸ Compare

  Stowaways Innuendos Underdogs Flatliners
Pad None
Style Bib Shorts Shorts Shorts
Fabric Lycra Mesh & Nylon Lycra Lycra Mesh & Nylon Lycra Lycra Mesh Lycra Mesh & Nylon Lycra

▸ FAQ

▸ Should I wear underwear with these shorts?
Hell no. You want to have as smooth an interface as possible between your bum and the saddle. The seams on your underwear will inevitably be in the wrong place - causing rubbing and saddle sores. Also underwear is generally cotton - nice for everyday use but damp skin below is more susceptible to chaffing.

▸ Washing

  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation. 
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run. 
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like EcoverEcostoreEarthwise or Aware.
  • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellent finish. 

  • With shorts in particular, cold-water detergents and those with bleach or fabric softner can cause 'nappy-rash' so if you're experiencing issues in that department try a warm 40ºC machine wash and a change of cleaning brew. 
  • A washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • UV rays accelerate the decay of lycra. Our fabric is knitted so the lycra component lies on the inside of the fabric - shielding it from the sun when you're out riding. Consequently you should avoid drying these shorts inside-out. It's not a bad idea to do so occasionally as the sun does help keep the pad hygienic - although it is treated with an anti-bacterial finish anyway. But drying in this manner is a trade-off with the damage done to the Lycra.
  • It's common practice to not wear underwear with your riding shorts so you need to wash your shorts daily. And it's recommended to give your shorts an initial wash when they're new - the eXo™ pad in particular becomes less stiff after the first wash.

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    16/08/2019
    Andrew D.
    New Zealand

    So good I bought more

    I purchased a pair of Innuendos about a year ago and have used them daily (40 min commute each way) interchanging with my previous (non Ground Effect) liners. The Innuendos were always more comfortable and when I went on a 5 day bike packing trip at Easter they were the only liners I took. Washing and drying them each evening was straightforward but this trip convinced me they were the only liners I need so I’ve just purchased two more pairs. Great product, thoroughly recommended.

    LB
    13/08/2019
    Liam B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Innuendos working for me.

    While I’ve only worn these on 3 occasions the fit is so much better than the ones I’m replacing which I only wore once before deciding what I don’t want in a liner. In comparison, these don’t ride up or bunch, they’re comfortable, breathable and they don’t push out at the rear giving the oh so attractive nappy look. Adequate padding for my boney buns, I’m a classic medium and these fit perfectly.

    PH
    13/07/2019
    Peter H.
    Australia Australia

    Innuendos

    Saved my @r$e,great.

    BC
    09/07/2019
    Bruce C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Sweet cheeks

    Second pair of these awesome unders. Can't go wrong

    PD
    12/06/2019
    Patrick D.
    Australia

    More comfort

    A nice comfortable liner pant with a tighter fabric weave than the Underdogs resulting in the material staying flat against your skin and less possibility of chaffing during an all day ride.

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