10 Best Mountain Bike Shorts for 2016

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We recently surveyed more than 2,000 Singletracks members about their favorite shorts for mountain biking, and we learned a ton about preferences and price points. In this article I’ll share some of those insights, plus a list of the 10 most popular mountain bike shorts for 2016. Baggy vs. Lycra Nine out of the top 10 mountain bike shorts …

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Pearl Izumi Journey Short Review

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Pearl Izumi’s Journey Short is versatile in the sense that it is up to the task of hardcore riding, but is also fine as a walkabout short.  If you’re looking for an economical way to be able to slay some singletrack and still look like a normal person when you head for that apres-bike activity, …

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Pearl Izumi Summit Jersey Review

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Pearl Izumi describes their new Summit Jersey as a “functional but not flashy top.”  In an age of marketing hyperbole and one-upsmanship, I believe PI is actually underselling this particular offering.  The Summit Jersey is not just functional, but it truly excels at its basic function: giving the rider a comfortable top for getting rad …

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Pearl Izumi Divide Short Review

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With the Divide short, Pearl Izumi set out to bridge the gap between the relentless gnar chaser and the heartrate-obsessed hammerhead.  These shorts have a lightweight feel and a rad look.  The question is, is this a worthy functional accomplishment or a bad marketing compromise? The technical features of the Divide short include: 4-way stretch …

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

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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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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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