Pearl Izumi discontinued the Elevate in early 2018.For those of you who don't want to deal with the fuss of picking a short for your morning ride, the Pearl Izumi's Women's Elevate is an all-round performer, suitable for a wide range of conditions and trails. No matter what path you pick, these award-winning shorts are reared up and ready to charge. The Elevate shorts come equipt with multiple pockets, knee pad compatibility, and uber stretchy construction materials. In short, this is your one-quiver, do-it-all, bike short.
The highly breathable fabric with four-way stretch construction will keep you comfortably spinning for hours on the singletrack. If you're feeling the need for downhill speed, the 13-inch inseam offers protection to the knee, with plenty of room for knee pads if you're headed to the park. If the Elevate was a high school yearbook superlative, it would be "Best All-Around." Coming in first or a close second in almost every metric in the test, it easily took home the win and the Editors' Choice Award. Still not sold? Keep reading to understand why we voted the Elevate number one.