Ground Effects knicks?

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Ground Effects knicks?

Postby cjrich » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:58 pm

Hi all.

Time to order a second pair of decent knicks for longer rides. Need something that will be good for century road rides. I've seen a few posts mentioning Ground Effects knicks, and well priced at $79 for the Sputniks. They are described as MTB knicks but I'd imaging OK for road. Anyone have any thoughts on these?

I have a pair of 2XU Comp 2 which are quite good but a bit pricey.

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Re: Ground Effects knicks?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:03 pm

If GEs knicks are half as good as their baggies, yer on a winner CJ.

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Re: Ground Effects knicks?

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:17 am

cjrich wrote:Ground Effects knicks... well priced at $79 for the Sputniks...

are absolutely brilliant!

My old pair (still in regular use) are 11 years old. The 'new' pair are ~7 years old 8)

I think GE have a problem - I can't seem to wear them out!
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Re: Ground Effects knicks?

Postby Bantam Roosta » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:04 am

Can vouch for Ground Effect. Brilliant. Quality of product and customer service are awesome.

Can't vouch for Sputniks, I use Supersonics.

Can vouch for the chamois. Great.

Can vouch for longevity. 5-6 years and still my best two pairs.

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Re: Ground Effects knicks?

Postby KenGS » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:56 am

Are ground effects knicks like ground effects F1 cars? When they lose traction they fly off leaving you nekkid?
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Re: Ground Effects knicks?

Postby rustychisel » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:38 pm

GE stuff is top shelf, really well made at excellent price. I really like my 2XU knicks but they're expensive, as you said. Incidentally, don't know which GE products you're considering, but if you've not worn them before I STRONGLY endorse getting bibknicks rather than shorts. You'll never go back.

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Re: Ground Effects knicks?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:48 pm


I have a pair of Ground Effect Ring Leaders, a pair of Sugoi RS knicks and a pair of Nalini PBK knicks. While the Ground Effects are good (I wouldn't describe them as brilliant) for the price I can pay for Sugoi knicks on eBay (around the same $), I wouldn't bother with the Ground Effect ones.

I also will not choose the Ground Effects knicks for rides over 100 km, as the Sugoi knicks well and truly out peform them on these distances when I am riding Froggie. On Sir Lancelot it is less of an issue given the saddle.


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