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2012 Pearl Izumi Octane SL III Cycling Shoes

2012 pearl izumi octane sl iii cycling shoes   2012 Pearl Izumi Octane SL III Cycling Shoes

Pearl Izumi is one of the popular bike apparel brands that released high-quality cycling shoes for 2012 with the release of its new Octane SL III. As a part of the P.R.O. line of Pearl Izumi, the Octane SL III shoes are designed to be technologically advanced so it is ideal for professional level athletes.

The Octane SL III weighs in at only 195g, making it the first lightweight minimalist cycling shoe that features seamless upper with monomesh filament for maximum lightweight breathability. For drainage and cooling, excellent venting is guaranteed by its Octane 1:1 Power Plate.

Touted as an ethereally light footwear advancement, the 2012 Pearl Izumi Octane SL III Cycling Shoes effectively brings the minimalism of running shoes to riders. Solid stiffness and anatomic support are maximized by its extremely light footbed, which is full carbon and form-fitting.

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2011 Pearl Izumi Infinity LD Short

2011 pearl izumi infinity ld short   2011 Pearl Izumi Infinity LD Short

Pearl Izumi has designed a mid-length running short for 2011 called the Infinity LD, which can tackle a whole day on the trail very well. The short provides ample storage space for the rider’s stuff with its four pockets. Comfort is optimized not only in its waistband but in the main panels and liner as well.

Tailored with Pearl Izumi’s ELITE polyester, the main panels are incredibly lightweight and soft. Cooling is enhanced by the one-way moisture transfer design used by this material. Moreover, riders are kept comfortable even during warm weather.

As compared to normal performance polyester, the lining that is made from 50% Minerale fabric dries 50% faster. Indeed, one of the most comfortable bike shorts on the market today is the 2011 Pearl Izumi Infinity LD Short. Riders just have to avoid fully loading the pockets to avoid bouncing.

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2011 Pearl iZUMi Men’s All-Road Cycling Shoe

2011 pearl izumi mens all road cycling shoe   2011 Pearl iZUMi Mens All Road Cycling Shoe

Both for mountain biking and commuting around town, the 2011 Pearl iZUMi Men’s All-Road Cycling Shoe is a great choice among riders. Manmade sole adds to this synthetic riding shoe, guaranteeing comfort during long and tough rides.

Featuring Select heel cup and Select grade fiber plate, this cycling shoe offers anatomical support, power transfer, and reliable comfort. This means that the riding shoe is stiff and durable yet lightweight while excellent longitudinal and transverse arch support are provided.

Also compatible with SPD and Look MTB and time MTB pedals, the 2011 Pearl iZUMi Men’s All-Road Cycling Shoe is flexible in many ways. Its 2-bolt cleat pattern is compatible with Shimano SPD and Crank Brothers. A practical approach is offered by the Velcro closures to wear and remove these riding shoes.

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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Jacket

pearl izumi p r o softshell jacket 2   Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Jacket

Pearl Izumi has recently released the new Pearl Izumi PRO Softshell Jacket that is considered by a lot of riders as the perfect jacket to wear for the meanest coldest weather.

It’s ideal for both riding fans of either road or cyclocross trainers as it offers warmth and great protection on the road or on the saddle. The new jacket from Pearl Izumi offers some neat new designs, including zipped cuffs making it a great complement for gloves of all shapes and sizes.

The new softshell jacket also features a very spacious zipped rear pocket, which has been sectioned into three main parts perfect for keeping away various personal effects while on the road.

The jacket sports insulating fabrics to make it really warm when worn. The jacket is also windproof and has a nice fleece back to trap and soak up all the warm air that passes through. If you…

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2011 Pearl Izumi P.R.O. SoftShell 3 x 1 Jacket

2011 pearl izumi p r o softshell 3 x 1 jacket   2011 Pearl Izumi P.R.O. SoftShell 3 x 1 Jacket

As one of the most effective multi-task winter cycling jackets, the 2011 Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell 3×1 Jacket is ideal during unpleasant weather conditions. Being a 3×1 jacket, the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell has three detachable options for varying degrees of defense against the cold.

Combined P.R.O. Softshell and Cocona fabric was used in the outer jacket to protect its user from rain and the wind. Warmth is optimized by the inner insulator jacket made from P.R.O. Barrier Lite fabric with Permaloft. This inner jacket is not too bulky or too suffocating, thanks to the Lite version of their P.R.O. Barrier fabric.

Contoured sleeves with specially shaped cuffs are also featured on the 2011 Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell 3×1 Jacket. This covers the upper part of the hands with more fabric compared to the fabric on the under-wrist. Equipped with 360 degree reflective properties, the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell 3×1…

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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. RD II

pearl izumi p r o rd ii1   Pearl Izumi P.R.O. RD II

After years of constant changes and redesign, Pearl Izumi finally launched its road shoe line. With the help of Shimano last 2008, the two companies brought you their latest revolutionary design in terms of bike shoes.

Pearl has been attempting to created something that is less ambitious than that of their previous products, which is not such a bad idea. The P.R.O RD II is the second best from the top of their line model, the super light Octane SL II.

The P.R.O RD II is different in many ways. It has a three position adjustment on the top, an instep strap for the foot’s arch and volumes too. There are two Velcro straps that are offset and angled slightly at the back. The heel part has a deep cut and has a combination of external and internal padding that has a carbon strap that anchors the user’s heel. …

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Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX Shoes

barrier gtx shoes   Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX ShoesIf you love cycling, you should wear a pair of shoes that could withstand frigid temperatures, drifting snow, and unrelenting drizzle and gale force winds, if you don’t have this kind of shoes, it is best to stay at home. But that will not happen if you have Pearl Izumi’s Barrier GTX. This is the no holds barred winter riding shoe.

With the special blend of modern shoe technology, Barrier GTX makes it possible to cycle during winter months. With the power plate made of selected Grade Nylon and Composite Fiber plate for lightweight stiffness and durability, you cannot doubt the power it has.

Designed with concave shaping for enhanced plate stiffness and anatomic support; and built in Longitudinal Arch Support for optimal support, power, and efficiency, these integrated attributes make it worth the investment.

Additionally, it has Gore Tex® lining for waterproof protection and 200 grams 3M Thinsulate® insulation offers maximum warmth….

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