Celebrating 12 Classic years
The first ever Rapha product to launch, and still one of the best selling jerseys in the range, what was then known as the Sportwool Jersey was like nothing else on the market back in 2004. All black with a contrast white stripe and subtle pink detailing, the jersey was cut from an unusual wool-based fabric. But the minimal exterior concealed a beautifully functional and considered garment. Bicycling Magazine’s Editor Bill Strickland declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’
In 2007 it became known as the Classic Jersey, and today is one of the world’s most iconic cycling jerseys. This season marks a significant rebirth, contemporised with a new fabric and more streamlined build.
Featuring graphics based on the concept of the 12 updates to the jersey made to mark 12 years of its existence, this celebratory edition is a luxurious balance of versatility and style with the essential characteristic of the first ever version – the best all-round cycling jersey in the world.
About the new RPM150 fabric
Rapha Performance Merino 150 or RPM150 (the 150 indicates grams per square metre) has been created to be the most versatile cycling fabric in the world. With a lighter weight than before for more conditions and climates, it has improved next-to-skin softness and comfort. Helping your body breathe in hot conditions and insulating when the temperature drops, this fabric is a product of Rapha’s tireless R&D to create the world’s best cycling apparel.