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  1. Beginner's Corner
    Hi, I picked up a couple of pearl izumi mens escape quest cycling shorts off amazon. This was in 2012 and 2013 . I liked the fit and have been using them for a long time. I thought of picking up a spare or two.however, the amazon review says that the chamois design has changed and it no longer...
  2. Apparel and Protection
    Longer cuts accommodate knee pads without the dreaded gaper gap. Longer, lower, slacker. When it comes to choosing new kit, think like you're shopping for a new bike. Today's mountain bike apparel is longer - for style and armor. Shorts fit lower - to prevent bunching and slipping on the...
  3. Apparel and Protection
    What is it As the name implies, Endura's SingleTrack III represents its third-generation XC/trail shorts, updated to keep abreast of changing riding habits. Armor-friendly and tough, but lightweight enough for day-long forays into high country, SingleTrack IIIs are as happy at a bike park as...
  4. General Discussion
    Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of their new spring 2018 MTB line, including helmets and apparel. This Norwegian maker of bike, ski and whitewater equipment is starting to come on strong in the U.S. market and their latest line of men's and women's gear brings a host of style...
  5. General Discussion
    For Spring 2018, Pearl Izumi has introduced significant evolutions of its apparel line, including new Versa apparel, an updated mountain bike collection, and a full line of MTB footwear featuring Vibram rubber outsoles. Recognizing trends towards riders wanting gear that can be used on a...
  6. Apparel and Protection
    What is it Though best known for its custom road cycling kit, Pactimo has made a concerted push into the mountain bike arena in the last few years, including release of the Terrain Shorts that are reviewed here. (They also make MTB jerseys and bib liners, which you can check out here.) The...
  7. General Discussion
    Formerly best known for their on-bike protective gear, Leatt has unveiled a new collection of soft goods with stylish designs and convenient features including neck brace compatibility. The range consists of jackets, jerseys and shorts, comprising 27 different styles suitable for all types of...
  8. Apparel and Protection
    The Paragon is an amazing value at $40. One of the products that has impressed us the most in the last couple of years is the Alpinestars Paragon knee pad. And given the flurry of new product introductions specially in the All Mountain category, this is no small feat. The Paragon knee pad is a...
  9. Apparel and Protection
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. A good pair of cycling shorts is essential for getting the most out of your rides. Features to consider when selecting shorts include fit, storage, durability, and whether or not they have...
  10. General Discussion
    There's a new player in the MTB apparel game, but this isn't their first ride around the trail. Qloom has been a mainstay in Europe for a decade, but have just begun distributing in the U.S. "Qloom represents the exciting and adventurous spirit experienced while exploring new trails with...
  11. Apparel and Protection
    After a long and successful history in the world of custom and in-line road cycling kit, Pactimo is making a splash in the mountain bike arena. The Colorado-based company recently launched a small line of off-road apparel, including shorts, jerseys, and a bib liner. The new Apex jersey comes in...
  12. Apparel and Protection
    Rain shorts such as the Pearl Izumi MTB WxB strike a happy medium between rain pants and going without a waterproof/windproof layer. For the year-round cyclist sometimes it's the small things that make life more enjoyable. Fenders are great if you live where the wet stuff falls. Good gloves a...
  13. Apparel and Protection
    The Gore ALP-X PRO Outfit System (left) consists of a WINDSTOPPER jersey and 2in1 Shorts+. After two months of hard use, the ALP-X PRO 2in1 Shorts+ (right) have suffered no visible wear (click to enlarge). The Lowdown: Gore Bike Wear ALP-X PRO Outfit System Consisting of 2in1 Shorts+ and a...
  14. Apparel and Protection
    The Tamarancho Flow Trail alien is watching over FC and Yuri, riding with their Kitsbow gear. Kitsbow exists to make clothing to the very best of their abilities. No compromise is made on the design, materials and construction of this gear. We got the opportunity to try their A/M Ventilated...
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