Pearl Izumi has released their 2018 Spring MTB line and a few pieces are highlighted below. Lightweight materials with reinforced construction and a goal to keep you cool and dry while protecting from the harsh realities of hitting the trail (or ground in some cases). You’ll even look good when getting that post ride pint at the local pub.
Pearl Izumi Men’s Launch Short
Durable and mid-weight, the Men’s Launch Short is a water-resistant short that is loaded with features making them built for off-road adventure. These mountain bike baggies are sold with a detachable liner short complete with the 3D Tour Chamois.
Retails: $135.00 | PearlIzumi.com
Pearl Izumi Men’s Launch Jersey
Matching up with the Launch Short, the Men’s Launch Jersey’s mesh construction is designed to optimize airflow even under a pack. Making it a go-to hot weather performance mountain bike top. Features include a v-neck design and the lower half of the jersey is made of mesh for optimal ventilation on hot days. Also available in 3/4 Length.
Retails: $65.00 | PearlIzumi.com
Pearl Izumi Men’s Divide Glove
The perfect choice for cross-country racers or anyone in search of a lightweight minimalist glove with good ventilation and a second-skin feel. A durable synthetic leather palm maximizes tactile feel on the bars, brake levers and shift paddles. Touchscreen compatible fabric on fingertips and thumbs mean you can shoot photos of friends without taking your gloves off.
Retails: $30.00 | PearlIzumi.com
Pearl Izumi X-Project Elite Mountain Bike Shoe
Not new for 2018, but we love this shoe. The X-Project Elite is the second generation X-Project mountain bike shoes from Pearl Izumi. The line combines a rigid carbon sole that stays stiff while pedaling and flexes while walking without compromising off-the-bike hike-ability and traction. The shoe is designed to be perfect for mountain bikers and cyclocross riders alike. I would not hesitate to take this shoe to a cross-country race, cyclocross race or weekend bike tours.