Interbike 2017 – Pearl Izumi

by Brian Mullin on September 21, 2017

Pearl Izumi is revamping their mountain biking lineup this year, and the new Dirt Suite of gear will cover the broad spectrum of off-road/cross-road activities, including Enduro, All Mountain, Trail, Cross Country, Adventure, Groad and bike path. The Elevate series would be for Enduro All Mountain and includes the trick new X-ALP Elevate shoe and long inseamed Elevate short. The Launch series moves slightly downwards and covers Enduro, All Mountain, Trail, and the gear includes their first ever flat pedal shoe, the  X-ALP Launch, which is joined by a clipless version the X-ALP Launch SPD. The Launch apparel includes the Launch Jersey and Summit shorts. The new Versa series of apparel has some interesting lifestyle, and bike-focused casual gear can be intermixed whether riding singletrack or commuting.

For further information refer to pearlizumi.com

X-ALP Elevate

If you’re down to ride anything, this is your shoe. Perfect for scouting lines, hike-a-bike sections and explosive bursts of power on technical climbs. This high-performance super versatile shoe uses an aggressive Vibram outsole to deliver great traction to the pedals and the ground. A 3-layer bonded seamless upper and Boa  IP1 precision closure deliver supreme comfort on every adventure.

  • Advanced 3-Layer Seamless Composite Upper delivers all-day riding comfort and durability
  • Zonal Bi-directional Closure wraps the foot for a semi-custom fit and secure foot retention
  • Boa IP1 reels allow 1 mm micro-adjustability and pop up for full release
  • Nylon/carbon composite ¾ shank for efficient power transfer and off-the-bike versatility
  • Lightweight EVA midsole for off-the-bike cushioning and all-day comfort
  • Aggressive lugged Vibram Megagrip compound outsole for superior traction and durability
  • SPD Compatible
  • Men 39-47 in ½ sizes, 48, 49 – Women 36-43 in ½ sizes
  • $180

X-ALP Launch

The first flat pedal shoe designed to handle the abuse of all-mountain riding to give you the confidence, control, and comfort you need for all-day riding. This extremely lightweight shoe uses a premium dual compound Vibram Megagrip sole for instant pedal engagement combined with long-wearing rubber at the toe and heel. Seamless bonded upper construction delivers unmatched comfort and lightweight durability for hours of riding.

  • Bonded Seamless Upper delivers lightweight, durable riding performance
  • Reinforced toe cap for added protection
  • Traditional lace closure for a precise fit and all-day comfort
  • EVA midsole for excellent shock absorption for hard landings
  • Vibram dual density zonal outsole compounds deliver the perfect blend of exceptional grip, traction, and durability
  • Open, chevron-shaped lugs with Vibram Megagrip compound in toe and heel areas provide long-lasting traction off-the-bike in all conditions
  • Smooth, siped rubber outsole design with Vibram® IdroGrip compound in pedal zone offers instant pedal pin engagement
  • Men 39-47 in ½ sizes, 48, 49 – Women 36-43 in ½ sizes
  • $150

X-ALP Launch SPD

For those looking to shred while clipped in with a modern, street look, this revolutionary flat SPD pedal shoe is the pinnacle of performance. A ¾ length composite shank adds stiffness where you need it—beneath your SPD—and allows toe flex for no compromise hike-ability. The Vibram Megagrip compound outsole adds durability and grip on and off-the-bike for a superior ride in any conditions.

  • Bonded Seamless Upper delivers lightweight, durable riding performance
  • Reinforced toe cap for added protection
  • Traditional lace closure for a precise fit and all-day comfort
  • Nylon composite ¾ shank for delivering efficient power transfer and off-the-bike versatility
  • EVA midsole for excellent shock absorption for hard landings
  • Vibram outsole compounds deliver the perfect blend of exceptional grip, traction, and durability
  • Open, chevron-shaped lugs with Vibram Megagrip compound in toe and heel areas provide long-lasting traction in all conditions
  • Smooth, siped rubber outsole design with Vibram® MegaGrip compound in pedal zone offers instant pedal pin engagement
  • SPD compatible
  • Men 39-47 in ½ sizes, 48, 49 – Women 36-43 in ½ sizes
  • $160

Summit Short

For the performance-oriented rider with a low-key style, this shell short delivers a tailored fit and thoughtful touches for comfort on the bike.

  • Water-resistant DWR treatment keeps the elements out
  • Stretch main body fabric for pedaling mobility
  • Snap front closure with zip fly
  • 14″ inseam (size medium)
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Snag-free internal waist adjustment
  • Wear over your favorite liner
  • XS-XXL Relaxed Fit
  • $80

Launch Jersey

A go-to performance piece made to optimize airflow even under a pack, this jersey features a more athletic fit for a more tailored look.

  • Transfer fabric provides optimal moisture management
  • Mesh lower half for great ventilation on warm weather days
  • V-neck collar design
  • S-XXL Semi-Form Fit
  • $65

Elevate Short

Our best all-mountain shell short. Featuring our longest inseam and most durable fabric, they’re designed to slip smoothly over kneepads. A durable, water-repellent finish sheds slop and ensure they’ll clean up easily, so they’re ready to go again and again. No matter where you go, these shorts have you covered.

  • Water-resistant DWR treatment keeps the elements out
  • 4-way stretch rip-stop main body fabric for pedaling mobility
  • Snap front closure with zip fly
  • 15″ inseam (size 32″)
  • Two zippered hand pockets plus one additional zippered security pocket on center back
  • Snag-free internal waist adjustment
  • Kneepad compatible
  • Wear over your favorite liner
  • 28″-38″ Relaxed Fit
  • $100

Versa Quilted Hoodie

This is soon to be your favorite hoodie when the weather gets cold. Perfect to slip on during colder days, and the drop tail, reflective features, and extra core
insulation will keep you snug when riding.

  • Mix of softshell fabric with quilted insulated core provides warmth and protection in cold and windy weather
  • 133g Primaloft Gold insulation in body offers lightweight warmth without bulk, is water resistant, and breathable
  • Two hand pockets and zippered security pocket on chest
  • $220

Versa Short Sleeve Button Up

This lightweight button-up has a subtle bike-focused design. Fabric across the shoulders is carefully oriented to provide the necessary stretch for an easy reach to the bars, without added gussets or panels, and the drop tail provides coverage in the bent forward riding position.

  • Woven Transfer fabric provides optimal moisture management
  • Full-length button up front for ventilation
  • Subtle reflective accents for visibility
  • XS-XXL Relaxed Fit
  • $85

Versa Barrier Jacket

This wear-anywhere cool weather jacket is styled for off the bike and perfect on the bike. With hidden hand mitts, under-the-helmet hood and water-resistant fabric, it’ll keep you looking good in cool and damp weather.

  • Versa Barrier fabric with DWR finish provides wind and water resistance with soft hand feel
  • Hidden hand mitts in sleeve cuffs offer emergency protection in cool or damp weather without having to carry gloves
  • Hood with drawcord offers head coverage in poor weather
  • XS-XXL Relaxed Fit
  • $140

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