For Spring 2018, Pearl Izumi introduces significant evolutions of its mountain bike and road collections, with a focus on the emerging category of Dirt riders and exciting new MTB footwear, including its first ever flat pedal show.
Pearl Izumi Dirt Collection
Pearl Izumi has broadened its traditional mountain bike apparel offerings to meet a wider range of experiences on the bike. The Dirt collection offers gear that serves the full off- pavement spectrum; from all mountain, to trail and XC, to gravel road and bike path riding. A new Versa line of bike focused casual gear can be intermixed whether riding singletrack or commuting. From classic MTB styles to new lifestyle silhouettes, all Dirt gear is designed to merchandise together, so riders can express themselves in Pearl Izumi from head to toe, with gear that meets the specific demands of their adventure.
Responding to rider demand, Pearl Izumi introduces the X-Alp Launch, its first ever flat pedal shoe, designed to give riders confidence, control and comfort for all-day riding. For those looking to shred while clipped in with a modern street look, the revolutionary X-Alp Launch SPD shoe is the pinnacle of performance. Both shoes utilize dual compound Vibram® Megagrip rubber outsoles to balance durability and grip on and off-the-bike.
Building on the relationship with Vibram, Pearl Izumi is also introducing the X-Alp Elevate for all-mountain riders who value off-bike capability. The special 3⁄4 length carbon shank delivers exceptional pedaling performance without compromising the natural walking gate.