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FLOWMOUNTAINBIKE.COM SCUFFERS REVIEW

 

Nzo’s original Scuffers impressed the pants off many a rider. And with extra stretch and an updated look, the latest version Scuffers stick to the body like quality tyres to sweet Rotorua trails.


 Nzo’s 2012 Scuffers retain many of the original version’s well-loved features.

Velco waist tabs offer approximately 8cm of adjustment, to cater for a wide range of body shapes. Deep hip pockets and a zipped side pocket allow you to securely carry your goods. An elastic back panel moves effortlessly in response to riding position.


Knicks are BYO: the Scuffers are unlined but cut to fit your favourite pair of seat-padders, should you choose

In the new Scuffers, Nzo’s new heavier, stretchier main fabric, NzoFlex’, and an extra panel on the inside leg are the most noticeable updates. These two features keep the shorts securely in place while you’re riding and put an end to any swishing or vertical movement mid-pedal stroke.

The elastic properties of NzoFlex allow for unrestricted movement, freeing you to give your full attention to the trail ahead.

The only drawback was they felt a bit hot at temperatures above 30°C. After a few months of use it’s hard to tell our test pair of Scuffers from a new set.

With their versatile cut, which will suit a range of body shapes and riding styles, and their secure trail-fit, Nzo’s Scuffers are easy to recommend.

They’re built for riding, but we expect to see them off the bike too.