April Fools’: Pearl Izumi Releases the Fat Bike Bandolier CO2 Carrier


LOUISVILLE, Colo. (April 1, 2015)—Pearl Izumi, maker of ride, run and triathlon performance apparel that empowers athletes to perform better 365 days a year, is excited to introduce the Fat Bike Bandolier, a simple, lightweight device to carry all the CO2 you need to keep rolling after a puncture on your fat bike. The easy over-the-shoulder …

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Photo Blog: New Soft Goods from Endura, Pearl Izumi, and Sombrio at Interbike 2014

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The soft goods manufacturers have pulled out all the stops this year with new designs, colors, and tons of all-new designed-for-women gear. Endura Endura had their new MTR cross country line and their enduro-oriented Singletrack line on display at Interbike. Check out the massive injection of color into this year’s products:   Pearl Izumi Pearl …

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The Best Mountain Bike Brands and Products of 2014


Our latest infographic is a heavy on the info, light on the graphics, but it does a great job highlighting some of the best mountain bike products of 2014! We had hoped to uncover some interesting differences in brand and product preferences based on gender, region, and riding experience but to our surprise, there really …

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Review: Pearl Izumi MTB Barrier Jacket

Comfortable on cool morning climbs and wicks moisture well.

Depending on where you live, a lightweight, packable cycling jacket may be a mountain biking necessity year-round. Weather can be unpredictable, whether it’s high winds in California, torrential afternoon Florida downpours, chilly Indian summers in the Rockies, or damp north shore evening rides–there is a call for a jacket even in summer. Pearl Izumi has …

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Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro IV Shoe


A couple months ago, I wrote a rave review of the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III Shoe, but lamented the fact that Pearl Izumi was replacing the X-Alp Enduro III with the X-Alp Enduro IV. It seems like whenever I find the perfect shoe, the manufacturer discontinues it and I have to start the great …

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Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III Shoe


After my disappointing experience with the Serfas Trax, I renewed my search for a versatile, performance-oriented, yet reasonably-priced mountain bike shoe. After many false starts, I simply gave up and decided to split my time between limping along an old and way-beyond-their-useful-life shoes and–egad!–riding flats. By pure happenstance, I was in my local chain store, …

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