Pearl Izumi Journey Short Review


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


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


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


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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Review: In Praise of a Simple Pearl Izumi Base Layer

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Generally I review every product that I get sent from a company. I talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly right here on However, occasionally a company will throw in gear that I didn’t ask for and I don’t really have any interest in reviewing, and sometimes that gear will never receive …

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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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