Juggernauts

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Colour
Jet Black
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Super-sized shorts for those who prefer living long and loose. Paired with the Innuendos or Underdogs mesh liner, options abound for temperature control with leg vents and breathable hand pockets. Or winterise your Juggernauts by replacing the liner with a pair of Geronimos three-quarter length shorts. Hoo-hah!

▸ Features
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch lumbar with adjustable velcro Trim Tabs™.
  • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Innuendos, UnderdogsStowaways or Flatliners mesh liners for increased performance.
  • Open hand pockets plus zipped thigh security pocket.
  • Vents on lower leg - zip 'em down to keep your cool.
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch takes the knocks.
  • Added strength with contrasting bartacking.
  • Long legs hang around your knees.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • XXL size option.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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Hard wearing and quick drying nylon fabric. Super stretchy for a closer, performance fit. Tight double weave 'looped' construction combines bulletproof durability with next to skin comfort.
  • Composition: 89% nylon; 11% lycra.

▸ Easy-Rider™
Stretch hip panels and Trim Tabs™ keep Ground Effect baggies hitched up. Intelligent design reduces surplus fabric for a smoother and therefore more comfortable interface between bum and saddle. There's also less risk of getting hooked up on technical trails.

▸ Luxury Liner
These baggies are supremely versatile. Add the InnuendosUnderdogs or Stowaways lycra mesh liner to deliver no-nonsense performance in the saddle. Whip ‘em out for washing or when moving into après ride mode. Winterise by using a pair of Geronimos or Montezumas three-quarter length shorts as the liner.

▸ 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
290 gm
▸ Compare

  Hydroslides Juggernauts Snipes
Fabric

HydroFoil
Hi-Impact Stretch

Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch
Liner Separate Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes Yes Yes
Leg Vents Yes Yes Yes
Leg Length Mid-Knee Mid-Knee Above Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XXL S - XL
  Double Happys Slim Jims Supertankers
Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus
Liner Integrated Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes No No
Leg Vents No No No
Leg Length Mid-Knee Above Knee Mid-Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XL

▸ FAQ

▸ Baggy vs Lycra
A stretch short will always deliver more performance than a baggy number as there's no surplus fabric bunched up between your bum and the saddle. However, baggies are the default choice of battle-hardened cyclists off road, on tour and around the streets. They combine a loose but not super-baggy fit with an optional mesh liner and moulded pad... providing the performance benefits of conventional stretch shorts with minimal compromise.

▸ Are they water-resistant?
The Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric has a durable water resistant treatment (DWR). While the pants are not waterproof, they do provide some short term resistant to drizzle and light rain. They are windproof, dry faster than lightening if you do happen to get caught out and are extremely hard wearing.

▸ 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. 

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    PC
    22/09/2019
    Peter C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Epic shorts

    Love them,,, super comfy,,, really nice material,,,, lovely fit...... highly recommend them

    FH
    11/09/2019
    Frank H.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Juggernauts

    Outstanding to ride in!

    PG
    31/08/2019
    Phill G.

    Perfect shorts for MTB

    Although it seems obvious now, I realised by accident that my Endura 3/4 length shorts were very restrictive when riding with knee pads, plus I couldn't get the pads on or off without removing the shorts. There are lots of shorts out there, but I chose the Juggernauts for their length and generous leg opening. Had my first ride with the Juggies today, and I love them. The fit allows total freedom of movement on the bike, on and off the saddle for the steep DH sections, and never did they snag on the saddle like my Endura shorts did. I hardly noticed I was wearing them, which is the best compliment I can give them! My Enduras had a belt, but the velcro adjusters on the Juggies are fine, even though I'm of the age where my waist is bigger than my hips. I wouldn't mind deeper hip pockets with zip closures, and I found I couldn't put my phone in the zipped thigh pocket because it flapped about too much. I'm not a huge fan of the zipped vents, the generous fit of the Juggies allows good air flow anyway, and the vents don't open up that wide. But overall I love these shorts and my Enduras will be staying at home from now on. Ground Effect are amazing to deal with, make it so easy with exchanges/refunds, I exchanged my 2XL for XL and the whole process took just a few days. Thank you Ground Effect!

    AF
    10/07/2019
    A F.
    Australia Australia

    Back for more

    First pair of Juggernauts were outstanding and still going strong. So pleased that I ordered up a second identical pair. Not sure if the zip vents add much as there seems to be adequate breeze up the these baggies anyway, but maybe its just my skinny legs. Outstanding service as usual from GE.

    MR
    27/06/2019
    Mandy R.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Quite possibly the best all round shorts I’ve had

    Quite possibly the best all round shorts I’ve had, ride in them, hang out with a beer in them or BBQ in them, they are pretty much the only shorts I wear and I’ve got three pairs of them. And if you wash them they even double as fancy shorts for going to a wedding!

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