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Deep Marine
Azure Blue

Sweating it out on a backcountry epic or zooming around the hills on a balmy summer evening. The Stingray delivers hot-weather cycling performance without requiring you to squeeze into a body-hugging mobile billboard.

  Regular Fit - middle-of-the-road comfort for all-purpose riding. Not too tight or too loose - just right for most cyclists in most conditions.

  • Stand-up collar to block UVs. Who wants to be labelled a red neck?
  • UPF 50+
  • Outrageously long front zip for turbo charged ventilation.
  • Regular fit and no-elastic hem lets the wind 'blow up your kilt'.
  • WhaleTail™ covers your back when you're stretched to the max.
  • Rear security pocket coupled with elasticised pockets for on-the-go access.
  • Hidden emergency tube repair patch.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 180 gm

A lightweight summer fabric packed with technology to keep you cool and dry as. The bi-component knit backs a sharp-looking polyester outer with a smooth layer of nano-charcoal polyester against your skin. Nano-charcoal disperses sweat to accelerate evaporation and is naturally anti-microbial to fight nasty smells. The fabric dries at the speed of light - great when reduced to hand washing on tour - and even performs its quick-drying magic in the wet under a rain jacket.
  • Composition: 75% polyester; 25% nano-charcoal polyester.
+UPF 50
HyperActive's UPF 50+ rating extends your no-burn time by 50 times over bare skin. Designs with a stand-up collar and long sleeves maximise protection from the sun's UV rays. Yank 'em up if it gets too stifling.

+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.


  Road Rage  Stingray
Pockets Four at rear Three at rear
Activity Road Mtb & Tour
Sleeves Short Short
Sizes S - XL S - XXL

  • 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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    Kellie L.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great top and service

    The Stingray top is a great fit made from good quality fabric. Ground Effects service was friendly and quick.

    Jamie S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Limousines Review.

    I had 2 pair with me at TA2020 and they did the job admirably. Plus my Stormtrooper, socks, cycle gloves, and 2 tops, all made by Groundeffect. Lots of other were wearing your gear too. That's cause it's good. I got told to go home at Fox on the 23rd by Jacinda. No problem here. I shall have to get a faster bike for next time. See you in 2022.

    William H.
    Australia Australia
    Stingray short sleeve summer top

    I purchased a new blue Stingray top after the old one wore out after about 15 years. It's as good as ever and the loose fit is better for the Queensland summers (I also have the closer fitting Road Rage top). I only wish they came in the original orange and yellow instead of the blue and black (?!).

    Ground Effect

    Hi there, thanks for your review. We change our colours from time to time and keep a mixture of bright and basic so keep an eye out for the next colour range to come through. Pedal on.

    Alex A.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Stingray Does the Business

    Nice and light, breathes well. I like the generous zip length.

    J P.
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Stingray review

    Simple, not showy, functional, well made. All things we expect from Ground effect products

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