PEARL iZUMi Announces Updates to Mountain Collection for Spring 2019

For Spring 2019, PEARL iZUMi introduces new styles and updates to its Mountain apparel line. The entire collection will debut at Eurobike 2018 and will available January 2019 on www.pearlizumi.com or at your local PEARL iZUMi dealer.

According to Alex Strouthopoulos, Sr. Product Manager at PEARL iZUMi, We’ve invested a lot into our Mountain product offering for several seasons, and this year you’ll see a focus on updates to our most popular styles, along with a design refresh that adds exciting energy.

New styles include the Summit Shell Jacket, which weighs in at a svelte 100g with hood, and the Summit WxB Jacket which is designed for wet weather trail riding performance and features and over-the-helmet hood.

Two new lace up Mountain shoes will be available too. The X-Alp Flow is a new flat pedal shoe that delivers tremendous performance for the money, said Diana Pickler, Footwear Product Manager for PEARL iZUMi. It has a fresh skate style and features the same type of dual density sole as the high end X-Alp Launch, for a great combination of pedal traction and long term durability. Also new to the line is the X-Alp Peak, which marries a minimalist outdoor style to the ultra capable sole first debuted in the X-Alp Elevate. Riders love the off-bike confidence of the X-Alp Elevate and the new X-Alp Peak opens this up to riders who prefer a different aesthetic.
We refocused on the fine details, added Alex, the new mountain bike gear is catered to all mountain riders and we created gear that suits every kind of day out on the trail.

SPRING 2019 Mountain Bike Apparel

Men’s Apparel:

Journey Short

The board short styling and comfortable fit make these lightweight shorts a favorite for any off-road adventure. A new premium chamois liner and precise details, like our seamless crotch panel and high rise rear waist, add extra in-the-saddle comfort. And the durable water repellent finish helps shed trail spray to keep these shorts looking fresh, even after the ride. Go ahead, ditch the chamois and wear them as regular shorts to grab a post ride burrito.

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Canyon Short

A casually styled short with trail ready intentions. You will find all the features you want for off-road riding, yet won’t look out of place around town. Two open hand pockets, a zippered cargo pocket, and a rear security pocket store everything you will need on and off the bike. The new premium chamois liner adds extra in-the-saddle comfort, and our high-rise rear waistband with internal elastic hook-and-loop adjustments hold the shorts perfectly in place. A durable water repellent finish sheds trail spray and keeps these shorts looking fresh ride after ride.

Canyon Short Shell

Our most popular baggy is now available without a liner, so you can customize the shorts by adding a liner short that fits and feels best for you. It includes all the popular town or trail features like two hand pockets, a zippered cargo pocket, and a rear security pocket. Great for storing everything you will need on and off the bike. Our high-rise rear waistband with internal elastic hook-and-loop adjustments hold these shorts perfectly in place. A durable water repellent finish helps shed trail spray and keeps these shorts looking fresh ride after ride.

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Canyon Print Short

The print version of our trail ready Canyon Short has all the best features for off-road riding, yet will not look out of place around town. Two open hand pockets, a zippered cargo pocket and a rear security pocket store everything you need on and off the bike. The new premium chamois liner adds extra in-the-saddle comfort, and our high-rise rear waistband with internal elastic hook-and-loop adjustments hold the shorts perfectly in place. A durable water repellent finish, helps shed trail spray and keeps these shorts looking fresh ride after ride.

Summit Short

Engineered to be the benchmark of lightweight trail short, the Summit Short, will easily earn its place among your favorite gear. The elastic-free waistband provides a minimalist feel and holds the shorts securely in place, while external hook and loop straps let you dial in the fit on the fly. New Trail Access side pockets are angled backwards, instead of down the front of the thigh, to shift contents comfortably out of the way while pedaling and allow easy accessibility while riding. For added toughness and comfort, we bonded and angled the leg openings to prevent snagging on knee pads and minimize chafing. The durable water repellent coating sheds trail spray and keeps these shorts looking fresh, ride after ride. A new premium liner with a fast drying chamois rounds out this high-performance package.

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Summit Shell Short

Engineered to be the benchmark lightweight trail short, this liner-free version of our Summit Short will earn its place among your favorite gear. The non-elastic waistband provides a minimalist feel and holds these shorts comfortably in place, while external hook-and-loop straps let you dial in the fit on the fly. New Trail Access side pockets are angled backwards, instead of down the front of the thigh, to shift contents comfortably out of the way while pedaling and allow easy accessibility while riding. We have even bonded and angled the leg openings to prevent snagging on knee pads and to keep the shorts off your calves. The durable water repellent coating sheds trail spray and keeps these shorts looking fresh ride after ride. Add a liner short of your choice, perhaps our full features and supremely comfortable Cargo Bib Liner Short, to complete the package.

Cargo Bib Liner

Many experienced riders have opted for the comfort of road bibs under shell shorts for years. They prefer the feel of a bib, but road shorts are not made to be covered with a durable shell short, and the combination can be warmer than ideal. Enter the new Cargo Bib Liner Short, which not only improves ventilation versus traditional road shorts, but also adds integrated storage with three rear jersey-type pockets and two lower pockets on the thigh for trail essentials, like water, tools, and spare tubes. PEARL iZUMi’s superior ELITE Escape 1:1® Chamois takes saddle comfort to a whole new level. With this ultimate bib liner, riders can ditch the hydration pack for all but your longest rides.

 

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Cargo Liner Short

Engineered to deliver friction free pedaling, performance, and phenomenal breathability. This superior liner short is a must have for serious trail riders. Smooth fabric on the front of the thighs allows the liner to slide easily beneath your shell shorts and the Transfer Mesh main body delivers unbelievable breathability. Thigh pockets near the leg openings can conveniently stash your food, ID, money, or tools. And they are easy to access by flipping up the bottom of your shell short. The superior ELITE Escape 1:1® Chamois takes your saddle comfort to a whole new level.

Mesa T

Cotton T casual, with a slight drop tail for just enough rear coverage while riding. The rich colors and simple graphics reflect your love of the bike, even when simply lounging around.

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 Canyon Top

A technical trail-ready top, with the simple look of a t-shirt. Fast drying Transfer fabric is used throughout the front and sleeves for cooling comfort on long climbs. Designed specifically for hydration pack compatibility, with durable Transfer Mesh back and underarm materials to minimize sweat build up, and special rotated side seams to eliminate strap chafing. A stealthy small zipped security pocket is the perfect place to keep your small important items.

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Canyon Graphic Jersey

This is our mountain bike specific take on the classic cycling jersey. Elastic free waist and arms create a silhouette that is fitted, but not snug. Three back pockets and an additional zippered security pocket provide enough capacity for big adventure. Should you decide to ride with a hydration pack, you’ll appreciate the mesh back panel designed for extra breathability.

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Women’s Apparel:

Launch Print Short

This full FEATURES trail short is built with lady shredders in mind. Made with lightweight two-way stretch fabric for hot weather pedal performance and trail spray shedding durable water repellent finish to keep them looking fresh ride after ride. Inside is a premium liner short with a fast-drying Women’s SELECT Escape 1:1® Chamois. The waistband avoids binding elastic for a low bulk, reliable fit that can be customized on the fly with external hook and loop adjusters. Details like the seamless crotch construction, and a high back waistband, ensure comfort on the bike so you can focus on the trail.

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Cargo Liner Short

Engineered to deliver friction free pedaling, performance, and phenomenal breathability. This superior women’s liner short is a must have for serious trail riders. Smooth fabric on the front of the thighs allows the liner to slide easily beneath your shell shorts and the Transfer Mesh main body delivers unbelievable breathability. Thigh pockets near the leg openings can conveniently stash your food, ID, money, or tools. And they are easy to access by flipping up the bottom of your shell short. The superior W ELITE Escape 1:1® Chamois takes your saddle comfort to a whole new level.

Mesa T

Cotton T casual, with a feminine fit and slight drop tail for just enough rear coverage while riding. The rich colors and simple graphics reflect your love of the bike, even when simply lounging around.

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Canyon Top

Grace the trail with subtle style in this lightweight, high-performance top. The fast drying Transfer fabric works with an extra breathable Transfer Mesh panel across the lower back to maximize comfort in hot weather conditions. The scalloped side hem looks natural while standing and drapes smoothly on the bike to maintain a sophisticated silhouette. Carefully rotated side seams eliminate chafing when riding with a hydration pack.

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Canyon Graphic Jersey

This is our mountain bike specific take on the classic women’s cycling jersey. Elastic-free waist and arms create a silhouette that is fitted, but not snug. Three back pockets and an additional zippered security pocket provide enough capacity for big adventures. While riding with a hydration pack, you will appreciate the mesh back panel designed for extra breathability.

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Outerwear:

 

Summit WxB Shell Short

Make any wet day a great day to ride with this inclement weather Summit WxB Shell Short, engineered for performance as much as protection. Bonded and taped seams hold the highly breathable ELITE WxB waterproof fabric together to keep you dry throughout your entire ride. Constructed with a lighter weight 2.5-layer fabric on the front and main body of the short for exceptional breathability, and 3-layer WxB fabric for increased durability where the short meets the saddle. The elastic free waistband adds comfort, and security, for a reliable fit that is easily customized on the fly with external hook and loop adjusters. New Trail Access side pockets are angled backwards, instead of down the front of the thigh, to shift contents comfortably out of the way while pedaling and allow easy accessibility while in the saddle. A longer inseam paired with scalloped leg openings maximizes front protection, while minimizing calf contact during pedaling, and easily integrates with pads. Wear over your favorite liner short.

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Men’s and Women’s Summit Shell Jacket

When you are out for the day in the mountains you never know what type of weather you will encounter. Luckily, the ultralight 110g Summit Jacket packs up small enough to go with you on every ride, providing reliable wind and water protection, without sacrificing ventilation. The hood is thin enough to fit easily under your helmet. An easy to operate premium two-way YKK Vislon® zipper can be quickly zipped up from the bottom to vent while climbing, avoiding excessive flap. Best of all, when things clear up you can stuff it back into the included envelope pocket.

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Summit WxB Jacket

Once you experience the all-weather capability of a helmet compatible hooded rain jacket, it will forever change your idea of acceptable riding conditions. The Summit WxB Jackets’s key FEATURES is the three-position hood which slides over the top of a helmet, but can also be adjusted for helmetless use off the bike or rolled up and stored with a simple snap. On the trail you will stay comfortable without rain trickling down your neck and the vented hood will not balloon when you are charging. Highly breathable ELITE WxB 2.5-layer fabric, two-way YKK Vislon® front zipper, and underarm vents manage body heat and water vapor to keep you dry on the inside. Full seam taping and a durable water repellent finish make this jacket absolutely waterproof.

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New Footwear:

 

X-Alp Peak

Most of the best rides require a bit of time doing something that nobody likes to talk about: walking. The X-Alp® Peak makes the most of this, whether you are carrying your bike to find an epic descent or balancing on wet logs during a stream crossing. It comes down to the sole, which features our 1:1® Next Step design, and sticky, yet durable, Vibram® rubber compound. A ¾ length shank allows the shoe to flex just ahead of the ball of the foot for a natural walking gait, without compromising pedaling performance. The modern, lightweight seamless upper delivers all day comfort and shrugs off errant rock strikes thanks to added toe protection.

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Women’s X-Alp Peak

Most of the best rides require a bit of time doing something that nobody likes to talk about: walking. The Women’s X-Alp® Peak makes the most of this, whether you are carrying your bike to find an epic descent or balancing on wet logs during a stream crossing. It comes down to the sole, which features our 1:1® Next Step design, and sticky, yet durable, Vibram® rubber compound. A ¾ length shank allows the shoe to flex just ahead of the ball of the foot for a natural walking gait, without compromising pedaling performance. The modern, lightweight seamless upper delivers all day comfort and shrugs off errant rock strikes thanks to added toe protection.

X-Alp Flow

Designed to meet the needs of trail riders who push the boundaries, the X-Alp® Flow provides the grip required for flat pedals without compromise. A dual compound sole concentrates soft and sticky Siped rubber at the ball of the foot to create positive pedal pin engagement and optimal grip. Carefully shaped chevron lugs, made from more durable rubber, are used at the toe and heal for hike-a-bike durability and scrambling confidence. The seamless upper uses minimal overlays for lightweight performance and all day pedaling comfort.

Women’s X-Alp Flow

Designed to meet the needs of trail riders who push the boundaries, the Women’s X-Alp® Flow provides the grip required for flat pedals without compromise. A dual compound sole concentrates soft and sticky Siped rubber at the ball of the foot to create positive pedal pin engagement and optimal grip. Carefully shaped chevron lugs, made from more durable rubber, are used at the toe and heal for hike-a-bike durability and scrambling confidence. The seamless upper uses minimal overlays for lightweight performance and all day pedaling comfort.

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