RCC Pro Team Aero Jersey & RCC Pro Team Bib Shorts II Bundle
RCC Pro Team Aero Jersey
Developed using wind tunnel sessions with professional riders and then ridden to victory at the world’s greatest races, the RCC Pro Team Aero Jersey is the most aerodynamic cycling jersey Rapha has ever made. With an uncompromising, aggressive ‘aero fit’ suited to racing in the drops, this jersey comes in the Rapha Cycling Club’s racing colours and is designed for high speed training and competing in warm to hot conditions. Upgraded features for 2017 include a high stretch woven mesh fabric (same as the Pro Team Long Sleeve Aero Jersey) that offers a more comfortable fit on the arms than the 2016 version, a VISLON® zip that is easier to use with one hand and a smartly gusseted triple rear pocket construction that expands to store more ride essentials. A reflective piping is included on the rear, as is a breathable mesh panel under the pockets to help with airflow and temperature regulation.
Rapha worked with a world-leading aerodynamicist in the wind tunnel and did extensive track testing in early 2016 to ensure the performance of the jersey. The front and back fabric is smooth and dense to help improve airflow, while longer short sleeves made of the textured mesh fabric create ‘turbulent flow’. This breaks up the air where the arms encounter wind resistance, thus enabling more efficient motion through the wind. The sleeve fabric in this version stretches more than the one used on the 2016 garment, to fit a wider range of upper arm sizes. Offset seam positioning and a minimal number of pattern pieces reduce drag further, as does the extremely close fit. This cycling jersey represents the leading edge of Rapha’s performance technology, and the beautiful science of speed.
RCC Pro Team Bib Shorts II
With a completely overhauled design for 2017, the Pro Team Bib Shorts II are designed for competing in the world’s biggest races. Rapha has worked hard to improve the comfort of these bib shorts, with a new dual-density chamois pad that provides more support and comfort even under duress. The pad changes in thickness according to your size (previously, one size pad was used in all bib shorts), ensuring a superior fit. The bibs have a unique thigh gripper printed directly onto the fabric of the shorts, making for a low profile finish that supports your legs, with fewer seams. The upper section of the bibs has also been re-engineered to provide more stretch and support, with less pressure over your shoulders. Folded bonded edges on each upper strap allow for a low profile underneath your jersey, and with grey Rapha and RCC logos on the leg grippers and a pink RCC logo on the rear of the shorts, you’ll be able to show off your club colours without compromising on performance.