PEARL iZUMi Expands Aero Apparel Collection

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Louisville, Colo. - February 26, 2018 

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PEARL iZUMi expands its Aero Apparel Collection, making Patented Speed Sleeve technology available to more riders in new Spring 2018 Jerseys.

Of the total power produced by a rider, 90% is used to overcome aerodynamic drag on flat terrain. Two-thirds of this aero drag is caused by the rider’s body, so one of the biggest opportunities to improve performance is optimizing airflow around the rider.

Developed through PEARL iZUMi’s athlete centric Speed Shop program to be at the zenith of engineered aerodynamics, the patented Speed Sleeve is designed to stretch between the upper arm and torso, creating a smooth shape that acts like a fairing. Textured Transfer Aero fabric helps smooth airflow around the rider and special pattern engineering eliminates wrinkles to further reduce drag. Additionally, longer sleeves with raw edge hems wrap more of the upper arm, a significant source of drag, in textured aerodynamic fabric to provide every advantage for all-out performance.

“People often talk about the benefits of aero wheels and bikes,” said Andrew Hammond, Brand Manager at PEARL iZUMi, “but ignore the opportunity for improving performance through apparel. Unlike other equipment that may make a bike difficult to handle in a crosswind or ride harshly, aero apparel does not compromise comfort or safety. After riding in a piece like the P.R.O. Pursuit Speed Jersey for a while you become accustomed to a quieter, no flap ride, which you really appreciate when you put a standard jersey back on.”

The Aero Collection includes:

Men's Pursuit / BLACK Mach 5 Long Sleeve Speedsuit ($350)

Worn during the fastest time trial in Tour de France history and for back to back World Team Time Trial Championships, the Men's Pursuit / BLACK Mach 5 Long Sleeve Speedsuit leaves nothing on the table when it comes to aerodynamic performance. Developed in our athlete centric Speed Shop program, this suit reduces aero drag by approximately 8% compared to a fitted jersey.

P.R.O. Transfer fabric on the main body provides optimal airflow and lightweight feel

P.R.O. Aero fabric in key leading edge areas reduces aerodynamic drag

Patented anatomic Speed Sleeve construction optimizes fit in the cycling position

Long sleeve design further reduces drag around upper arms

Team 1:1™ Chamois with floating top sheet is designed to provide reliable, comfortable support, when riders are at the limit

Radio pocket on upper back for storage

Laser cut leg openings with silicone print hold hems reliably in place

Sublimated graphics on legs

10" inseam (size medium)

This suit is designed to fit professional cyclists, consider sizing up

Men's Pursuit / BLACK Race Suit ($350)

Developed in our athlete centric Speed Shop program, the Men's Pursuit / BLACK Race Suit combines the jersey and shorts into and aerodynamic skinsuit. Every detail is focused on pure performance, like the patented Speed Sleeve construction and longer sleeve length with raw edge hems, to cheat the wind.

P.R.O. Transfer fabric on the main body provides optimal airflow and lightweight feel for high effort performance

P.R.O. Aero fabric in key leading edge areas reduces aerodynamic drag

Patented anatomic Speed Sleeve construction optimizes fit in the cycling position

Longer to-the-elbow sleeves reduce drag around upper arms

Full-length semi-autolock zipper can be flipped up and tugged open with one hand for easy venting

Team 1:1™ Chamois with floating top sheet is designed to provide reliable, comfortable support, when riders are at the limit

Laser cut leg openings with silicone print hold hems reliably in place

Sublimated graphics on legs

10" inseam (size medium)

P.R.O. PURSUIT Speed Jersey ($150)

From the professional peloton comes the jersey that has stood on the podiums of some of the greatest races in the world. It features a highly engineered, race oriented cut and our patented Speed Sleeve technology to eliminate wrinkles and smooth airflow over the body.

P.R.O. Transfer Aero fabric in key leading edge areas reduces aerodynamic drag

Mesh panels on front for improved air flow and ventilation

Patented anatomic Speed Sleeve construction optimizes fit in the cycling position

Longer, to-the-elbow sleeves reduce drag around upper arms

Low cut, minimalist collar construction

Full-length semi-autolock zipper can be flipped up and tugged open with one hand for easy venting

Three back pockets

Women’s Pursuit / BLACK Speed Mesh Jersey ($175)

Developed with elite female athletes through our Speed Shop program to be at the zenith of engineered aerodynamics, every detail of this jersey focuses on pure performance. The patented Speed Sleeve construction creates an optimal close to body fit through the shoulders, eliminating wrinkles and smoothing airflow to reduce drag while in the cycling position. Additionally, longer sleeves with raw edge hems wrap more of the upper arm in textured aerodynamic fabric to provide every advantage for all-out aggressive riding.

P.R.O. Transfer Mesh fabric on the main body provides optimal airflow and lightweight feel

P.R.O. Aero fabric in key leading edge areas reduces aerodynamic drag

Patented anatomic Speed Sleeve construction optimizes fit in the cycling position

Longer to-the-elbow sleeves reduce dra around upper arms

Full-length semi-autolock zipper can be flipped u and tugged open with one hand for easy venting

Three back pockets with solid fabric

Women’s ELITE Pursuit Speed Short Sleeve Jersey ($110)

Style and speed combine in this fully sublimated graphic jersey. Optimized with our patented Speed Sleeve and wind tunnel tested Aero fabric, you’ll be able to push your limits to the max.

P.R.O. Transfer Aero fabric and Speed Sleeve smooth airflow over shoulders to reduce drag

ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool® fabric powered by Ice-fil® provides superior skin cooling and moisture management

DirectVent panels provide optimal ventilation

Full-length zipper for venting, with tailored draft flap finish

Three back pockets for easy storage

Elasticized gripper on back holds hem in place

Reflective elements and BioViz® color option for low-light visibility

Men’s Elite Pursuit Speed Jersey ($110)

This jersey is packed with aerodynamic innovation to give you the edge you’re after. It features our patented Speed Sleeve to smooth airflow around your upper arms and shoulders. Special textured fabrics are used on the leading edges and over the shoulders to further reduce drag, to help you stay with a faster friend, or reach your performance potential.

ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool® fabric powered by Ice-fil® provides superior skin cooling

Direct-Vent panels provide superior ventilation

Patented anatomic Speed Sleeve construction optimizes fit in the cycling position

Longer sleeves reduce drag around upper arms

Full-length semi-autolock zipper can be flipped up and tugged open with one hand for easy venting Silicone gripper on back holds hem in place

Three back pockets with bonded finish gives a clean and sleek design

Reflective elements and BioViz® color option for low-light visibility

Sublimated graphics on selected panels

The new Spring 2018 line is available at PEARL iZUMi retailers and online at www.pearlizumi.com.

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About PEARL iZUMi

For over 60 years, PEARL iZUMi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. PEARL iZUMi products empower cyclists and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better 365 days of the year. In 2014, PEARL iZUMi rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.



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