Juggernauts

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Size Chart
Men's Size Chart (XXL)
S M L XL XXL
Height

163 - 172 cm
5’ 4” - 5’ 8”

169 - 178 cm
5’ 6” - 5’ 10”

175 - 185 cm
5’ 9” - 6’ 1”

183 - 191 cm
6’ 0” - 6’ 3”

185 - 193 cm
6’ 1” - 6’ 4”

Chest

91 - 97 cm
36” - 38”

98 - 104 cm
39 - 41”

105 - 111 cm
42 - 44”

112 - 118 cm
44 - 46”

118 - 122 cm
46 - 48”

Waist

73 - 79 cm
29 - 31”

80 - 86 cm
32 - 34”

87 - 93 cm
35 - 37”

94 - 100 cm
37 - 39”

101 - 115 cm
40 - 45”

Hips

87 - 95 cm
34 - 37”

96 - 103 cm
38 - 41”

104 - 111 cm
41 - 44”

112 - 120 cm
44 - 47”

114 - 122 cm
45 - 48”

The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

Colour
Jet Black
Turquoise
Size

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, in Jet Black only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ 
Hard wearing and quick drying Hi-Impact Stretch nylon fabric - tightly woven to deliver bulletproof durability, with stretch construction for a performance fit.
  • Composition: 95% nylon; 5% 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

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

▸ FAQ

▸ How should the waist fit?
These baggies feature a stretch-fit waist that delivers a snug, performance fit. Pull them over your hips, and there should be a 3-5 cm gap before you close the dome. The waist is then under tension so your pants stay put when hitting the trails or tarmac.
▸ 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.

▸ 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.

▸ 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. 

Customer Reviews

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PH
08/10/2018
Paul H

Cracking shorts

I was a bit hesitant when I bought these as I wasn't sure if they would be too baggy and long. I didn't have anything to worry about though, they fit perfectly, slightly baggier than some of the closer fitting shorts but not as baggy as a pair of board shorts. Goldilocks herself would be impressed, not to baggy, not too tight they are juuuussst right!! I paired them with Innuendos and they go together like peas and carrots!! I'm not that keen on the leg vents, they could be high up on the inside of the legs which would leave the fronts nice and clean but the nice deep front pockets and the zipped leg pocket are really good.

NG
27/09/2018
Neil G.
Australia

Still the best

I bought two pairs of juggernauts in 2009 and have worn them most weeks since then. They finally started showing their age (although still perfectly wearable) so my wife treated me to a new pair last month. The updated design is fantastic, love the Velcro waist adjustment and general feel. The innuendos go perfectly with them and are comfy-as. I’ll never buy MTB shorts from anyone but GroundEffect. Thanks guys!

HC
09/09/2018
Howard C.
Australia

Juggernaut Heaven

So happy, touring bike rider and these are great! Complemented by Innuendos underneath- comfortable able to be worn everywhere. Great gear, thoroughly recommend.

PR
23/08/2018
Paul R

Great both during and after the ride

These are a great pair of shorts for riding, being well fitting and stretchy in all the right places. What sets them apart from other brands is the decently sized pockets - finally a pair of shorts I can put a wallet, keys and phone into for the post ride festivities.

T
25/07/2018
tom

Great shorts

I got these with the Innuendos and was pleasantly surprised. They fit well together and dont catch on the end of the seat like my old ones. will but again when they wear out. The velcro adjusters make adjusting a breeze.

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