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Interbike show Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 22-26, 2008

, Part 16 - October 9, 2008: Dressed from head to toe

We've found Shimano's Thermo-Form shoes
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Apparently, a lot of Interbike showgoers felt the same way
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Pearl Izumi is reaching for the premium clothing segment again
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Pearl Izumi will construct the new line in Italy
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Women will also be treated to the P.R.O. Octane treatment.
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Asymmetrical sleeve cuts presumably will provide better coverage
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Wide leg bands are less restrictive…
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…and they're also lined with silicone dots inside.
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The new 4D Pro chamois is preshaped
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The matching Pearl Izumi Aero glove uses smooth edges.
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Pearl Izumi used its experiences with the Garmin team
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The 'Speed Suit' uses textured fabrics in a number of strategic areas
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More textured material is used on the shoulders.
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Pearl Izumi outfitted gold medal winner Sabine Spitz
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The lightweight upper is mated to a full-length carbon sole
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Pearl Izumi will also offer its existing Octane SL road shoe
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The PRO road shoes feature the same carbon sole
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According to Pearl Izumi shoe product line manager Tony Torrance,
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Mesh vents are welded into the upper.
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Pearl Izumi will add an Elite line to its shoe range for 2009.
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Though it will be substantially cheaper than the Octane SL,
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The Pearl Izumi Barrier GTX looks ready for winter
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The Barrier's aggressive sole
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So, how shiny do you want to be?
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Sidi will offer the shiny 'Vernice' finish
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Sidi adds a wider Mega variant for its Genius 6.6 for 2009.
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The Genius 6.6 Mega also includes Sidi's new Heel Security System.
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The Sidi women's line looks to be among the most eye-catching around.
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Descente is using a new Icefil technology
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The Optima range will incorporate the Icefil treatment
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The Optima's zippered center pocket
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The unique collar cut presumably is more comfortable against your neck.
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The C6 short and bib short sit at the top of the Descente range.
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Descente's Microfuse chamois
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The Descente Slipstream line is intended
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Less restrictive leg bands are lined with minimal gripper material.
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Descente has also expanded its women's-specific collection.
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The women's Slipstream jersey
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Matching tops and bottoms are on hand as well.
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Louis Garneau says its new Carbon HRS shoe
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The new Exo-Jet Carbon sole is apparently the stiffest one
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The Carbon HRS upper is bolstered
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A wraparound heel strap helps to keep the rear of your foot firmly planted.
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The Louis Garneau Pro Carbon ETS jersey
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The understated look
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Wide leg bands are fast becoming the norm.
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The Tattoo mountain bike jersey
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…and a single rear pocket
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The Louis Garneau Durango mountain bike short
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New shoes are great and all
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If cleat wedges don't do the trick,
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Got a leg length discrepancy?
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Capo does black-and-white for 2009
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The new Capo Potenza range
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The Capo Ronde leaves little question
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The new Capo Verde kit isn't just green in color;
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