Tag Archives: Pearl Izumi

Interbike 2017: Part VI

Interbike 2017: Part VI

Primal’s designs for cycling clothing keep getting more and more interesting. The the stuff balances affordability and quality into a high-value package. I was bummed that this kit ...

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Barrier to Entry, Part II

Barrier to Entry, Part II

You can do a lot with the right base layer, jersey and windbreaker, but they aren’t the sole answer for all conditions. Once temperatures drop into the 40s, I need more than thermal bibs ...

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Barrier to Entry, Part I

Barrier to Entry, Part I

Back in the 1980s when I went looking for clothing that would keep me warm as I tried to ride during my first New England winter, I simply put on four layers—two long-sleeve base layers, a ...

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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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