Ground Effect Montezumas Shorts

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

A thermo charged cycle short for stomping around when the weather turns nippy. Montezumas combine the comfort and performance of the Sputniks with below-the-knee styling to keep your knees toasty warm.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel van Ommen a Weekend Warrior from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2007

Strengths:    A very well made and very comfortable pair of bike shorts. I have been using them for about 3 months now, on quite a few short and long rides. Even though I'm fairly tall (6'2"/193cm) I did the right thing in picking the medium size, fits perfectly. The fleece lined knees are great in cold weather too, and the slightly extended back keeps your back warm. I like the look, you don't look like a roadie dork in 'em!

Weaknesses:    Haven't noticed any sofar.

Bottom Line:   
I love these montezumas, and I know at least 3 bike riders here in town who use them all the time as well. I have just ordered a pair of Supertankers from groundeffect, hopefully they're just as good.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Wellington

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   GroundEffect

Similar Products Used:   Road type bike shorts, normal shorts.

Bike Setup:   Giant Yukon 2007

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Keir a Cross Country Rider from Christchurch,New Zealand

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2005

Strengths:    Super comfy, the ground effect softail design is the best i've used yet. Built tuff- have stood up to a couple of good snags and scrapes that i was sure was going to rip them.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
The Montezumas were the first bit of kit i bought off Ground Effect and have impressed me so much they are all i really buy off now. The Softail padding has stayed supple and soft and there doesn't seem to be any wear and tear marks on any of the fabric yet. Exellent for rainy& windy or sunny & frosty. I only wish that Ground Effect had a factory retail shop so i could try on before i bought but oh well nobody's perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   Anaconda, Port Hills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   online from ground effect

Similar Products Used:   Only worn baggies before.

Bike Setup:   04 K2 Razorback

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Johnny D a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2004

Strengths:    Super comfortable, hard wearing and good value. Perfect for early morning and evening rides.

Weaknesses:    Ziltch. The only time they are unsuitable is on very hot days.

Bottom Line:   
These are my favourite bike shorts. If your knees have had a hard life, as mine have, you will appeciate the extra warmth from the fleece knee panels. Mine are torn- up on one of the knees from an intimate encounter with the road, but the extra padding certainly saved some skin. Apart from road rash, my Montezumas have held up wonderfully. Quality threads!

The long cut has a nice old-school look to them, and, my wife says they have a "slimming" effect - which has to be a bonus!

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Favorite Trail:   Still Searching

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Ground Effect direct

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz / Voller (nice), JT Downhill nics (pre baggies - great for MTB, but alas, no longer available), Pace (crapola with a capital C, the pad feels like you're packing a week old nappy.)

Bike Setup:   They hang like bats from the rafters in my garage.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004

Strengths:    Durability, comfort and value. Non shiney lycra material

Weaknesses:    Colour black is a little bland. Be nice to see their logo (as per Jungle Jims) on these shorts

Bottom Line:   
Good value shorts. I ride year round and appreciate the fleece lined knees in the winter. The sewn in tyre repair patch is a nice touch.

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Favorite Trail:   The Pyramid

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Online from Ground Effect

Similar Products Used:   Varous brands of cycling short

Bike Setup:   '96 Marin Nail Trail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spike a Cross Country Rider from Aberdeen,UK

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

Strengths:    seem to be well made 3/4 length tights, non-shiny lycra type material.


Weaknesses:    none spring to mind.
Oh could do with alternative colours - black only.


Bottom Line:   
Bought the 3/4 tights directly from Ground Effect who are based in New Zealand. They make good offroad kit and sell a lot of kit to the UK. I guess they have similar riding and weather to us here in Scotland. They design their stuf well - check out their web site.
The tights have no bib-like bit just like longer pair of lycra shorts. Fleecey lined on the inside of the kneecap area and chamix ( ? spelling )in the crotch of course. These stay put and keep me warm enough ( wind resistant ) so no wind chill. The first pair were so good, I bought an additional pair to wear when the 1st pair are in the wash.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   directly from G.Effect

Similar Products Used:   more normal baggies or full length tights when the going gets really cold here in Scotland i.e.less than zero + wind chill factor.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer

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