Tag Archives: Pearl Izumi

Interbike 2016, Part XI

Interbike 2016, Part XI

One of the tragedies of Interbike is that it used to be that when a dealer was considering switching lines, he (or she) would walk the show floor looking at the different lines before signing a ...

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Interbike 2015, Part XI

Interbike 2015, Part XI

Interbike isn’t all gear, gear, gear, though it can seem that way. I went into this year’s show with the intention of taking lots of pictures of people and ended up in enough of a ...

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The Trouble With Black

The Trouble With Black

I’m fond of writing that I don’t believe there’s much in the bike industry that you need to be warned against. Today’s bike manufacturers do a damn fine job of making ...

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Kitsbow Clothing

Kitsbow Clothing

The first time I saw dedicated mountain bike clothing, it looked like the bastard child of motocross gear and a ren faire costume. The cargo shorts lacked a pad, and the pockets, when loaded, ...

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2013 Interbike, Part 4

Socks are the candy bars of the cycling world. They are sugary, diverse and offer an ever-changing array of flavors. Each year someone at Interbike shows a pair of socks that captures some ...

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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Series Kits

I learned about Pearl Izumi in 1990 from a sales rep who walked into the bike shop I worked at to give us a technical presentation on their cycling apparel. To this day I don’t recall ...

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Interbike, Day 2

So let’s start this off with a correction. This is the image I meant to pull for Day 1’s mention of the BMC TMR01, their new aero road frame. I plead thumbnail size. The fork design ...

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