Performance denim for city cycling

A performance denim made from nylon, cotton and elastane blend yarns, these specialist cycling jeans are hard-wearing, stain-resistant and fast drying. Developed specifically for Rapha in Italy, the denim is an evolution in functional fabric. Unlike regular denim, the jeans are extremely resistant to abrasion and won’t deteriorate at key wear points, particularly around the seat. The stretch in the yarn also allows for ease of movement.

With a standard straight-leg fit, the jeans are cut for on-the-bike fit, with a high-backed waist, which is cut lower at the front. The jeans have been tailored to accommodate the pedalling action with offset inseams to prevent chafing. Belt loops are positioned for maximum comfort.

The right rear pocket is reinforced to hold a compact D-lock, while the front pockets are cut deep to keep contents secure when cycling. The jeans’ zip fly uses satin tape and are fastened with a metal button. Inside the waistband there is soft gripper for added support when riding.

Details include a reflective Rapha logo inside the right leg displayed when rolled or folded-up. High-visibility pink binding also features inside the legs. There is a contrast white belt loop on the rear of the jeans and subtle pink stitching on the waistband, black leather label and rear pockets. The jeans come with a patch of denim for repairs.

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Reviews:

These jeans simply stand up better to, and fit more comfortably during, the rigors of cycling than regular clothing. After two months of near-daily wear—hey, I grew attached not only to the quality of these jeans but the style as well—I’m pleased to report zero visible abrasion in the rear. Try getting the same results out of your Levi's or Luckys.
Craig Randall, The Active Times

But the thing is, it is hard to beat them: love them or hate them, there is no denying that their products are more often than not market leaders in terms of quality, proving that age-old adage that you get what you pay for.
Kevin McCreeth, The Telegraph

Sizing:

CM

  XS S M L XL XXL
Waist 74.5 75-80 81-86 87-92 93-99 100+
Inside Leg:
Short
76 76 76 76 76 76
Inside Leg:
Regular
81 81 81 81 81 81
Inside Leg:
Long
86 86 86 86 86 86

Inches

  XS S M L XL XXL
Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38
Inside Leg:
Short
30 30 30 30 30 30
Inside Leg:
Regular
32 32 32 32 32 32
Inside Leg:
Long
34 34 34 34 34 34

Sizing Guide

Rapha leg and waist sizing info

WAIST: natural waist measurement is taken from above the hips, close to the navel.
INSIDE LEG: from the crotch to the base of the ankle.