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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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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Pearl Izumi’s X-Project Shoes: Finally Available

Cushioning in the heel.

Do you remember the X-Project shoes? Yeah, Pearl Izumi announced them over a year ago, and created a ton of press hubbub around their new product. They even held a media camp in California, which Jeff attended, and Jeff even reviewed a sample pair of the shoes. However, not much has been heard from Pearl …

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Raleigh Trail Contest Starts on Singletracks Today

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Summer is almost officially here which means it’s time to start sharing your trail adventures! The Raleigh Trail Contest on Singletracks rewards members for adding new trails, reviews, and photos with great prizes including a Misceo bike from Raleigh, X-Project shoes from Pearl Izumi (easily the best MTB shoes I’ve ever owned), an AMP hydration …

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Pearl Izumi X Project Mountain Bike Shoes


The Pearl Izumi X Project started off with a simple-enough premise: create a mountain bike shoe that hikes and runs as well as it pedals. But before firing up the computer or simply asking the factory to use more flexible materials, Pearl Izumi got in touch with pro mountain biker Brian Lopes and researchers at …

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