Review: Pearl Izumi Elevate & Divide

The high-performance Elevate Short from Pearl Izumi is light, comfy, and has outstanding flex. The included men’s 1:1 ELITE Pursuit Chamois is a life-changer—as in, say goodbye to swamp crotch. This liner delivers on its promise to provide superior comfort and breathability, and then some. Put ’em together and you have a perfect combination for lower-body mountain-biking comfort. The Divide Top is a casual, versatile, and stylish option that holds up great on the trail and at your favorite post-ride establishments. It kept me warm on a cool, spring day and it also cools me down when the temps rise as it rapidly wicks moisture. Not to mention one appears slightly less like a masochistic bike nerd when appearing at the brewery rockin’ this casual tech-tee, with helmet still on.                                                                                                       Available at Grizzly Outfitters. Short, $100; top, $55.