Ground Effect Manta Ray Jersey

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

Sweating it out on a backcountry epic or zooming around the hills on a balmy summer evening. The Manta Ray delivers hot-weather cycling performance without requiring you to squeeze into a body-hugging mobile billboard. Intercool fabric wicks moisture away from your skin so you stay drier and don't lose your cool. Just the berries for those who ride hard but aren't into cramming their worldly possessions into the back pockets.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh Pitts a Weekend Warrior from Mt. Laurel, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2004

Strengths:    Wicks sweat great, never leaves me feeling wet, not too thin that I cant wear it in the fall. Looks great, fits me much better than typical shiny bike jerseys, which is an issue for me at 6'2" and 230 lbs.

Weaknesses:    Does not have any shiny bits for nite riding, but thats about it. The tire patch sounds like a good idea, but after a few washes I wonder if it will actually work if I need it.

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a jersey that works better than anything, and does not make you look like Lance or Cippo, this is the one for you. I have successfully worn mine into bars after a nice ride, and not gotten any funny looks from anybody. This was my entry into Ground Effect, and I now have a whole line up of their gear. Its the best you can buy, and the company is great. I consistently get my gear in 5-7 days all the way from NZ.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelly Drive

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   online from manufacturer

Similar Products Used:   Various jerseys from my road riding buddies.

Bike Setup:   wheels, seat, the usual

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jerry a Cross Country Rider from Tyneside

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2003

Strengths:    roomy fit, long front zip vent, Wicking ability, non elasticated waist

Weaknesses:    none worth mentioning

Bottom Line:   
light weight and comfortable. Does exactly what Ground Effect promise. Good looking colour combinations. Great for summer use. Also very handy as a layer garment in winter. I was sufficiently impressed that I immediately ordered another one. Have also recently ordered a Storm Trooper jacket and a windproof fleece jersey to suplement the Manta Rays

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Favorite Trail:   Chevoits

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Manufacturer

Similar Products Used:   Helly Hansen Lifa Vests

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro with Hope mini Discs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Julian a Weekend Warrior from London, UK

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2003

Strengths:    Fabric feels great, perfect summer weight, good wicking. Nice long zip, stand up collar, quiet colours (!)

Weaknesses:    None really, although I can't see why you need a zipped back pocket when the fabric is so light- what could you put in there?!

Bottom Line:   
Ace summer top from a very professional online vendor. I ordered from the UK and they deducted 17.5% in case I got stung for VAT in the UK. Nice! Compared to Pearl Izumi et al the finishing details are not 100% (quality of zips used, sewn-on logo) but overall the Manta Ray is very well made and good value. Next purchase likely to be their Flash Gordon jacket...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Helly Hansen, Lowe Alpine, Pearl Izumi

Bike Setup:   Orange P7, Marzochhi Z2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leon Barmuta a Weekend Warrior from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent value for money; loose enough for warm weather comfort; good wicking qualities of the fabric.

Weaknesses:    None, although the sewn-in emergency tube patch suffers after a few washes. Neat gimmick though.

Bottom Line:   
Really good value for money. Choose if, in their words, you don't want to look like you're wearing a mobile, skin-tight billboard. Avoid if you really do want to be mistaken for Cippo, Lance or Pantani. The proprietary Intercool fabric has open weave cotton on the outside and a non-stinky synthetic next to the skin. A week of training rides and this shirt still smells ten times nicer than most synthetics I've had the misfortune to wear. The only downside to Ground Effect gear is that the rest of the stuff they make is so good, I'm beginning to look like a mobile advertisement for them.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere in Tasmania

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   www.groundeffect.co.nz

Similar Products Used:   Any number of nasty polypropylene threads.

Bike Setup:   Trek 1500 road bike with mixture of Ultegra and 105 bits. On trail and commutes a Giant Boulder steel clunker (most real boulders are lighter - but hey, it does the job)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by James Mcloughen a weekend warrior from CA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   

I just ordered this jersey from, of all places, New Zealand! It's amazingly comfortable and cheap. The intercool fabrics just wick sweat away from the body. It's amazing! Unlike many cycling clothes, 'ground effect' aren't shiny or overly bright. The service was good, I ordered online.

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