A classic reborn in RCC colours
The Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product. A bold expression of the company’s mission to create the world’s best cycling apparel, it changed the industry. Predominantly black and cut from an unorthodox merino-wool-based fabric, Bicycling Magazine’s Editor Bill Strickland declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’
Twelve years in the making, Rapha introduced a new generation, the Classic Jersey II, in 2015. Reimagined once more in RCC livery for 2017, this highly evolved design is cut from a proprietary merino-wool-based fabric, milled to Rapha’s exact specification. Called RPM150 (Rapha Performance Merino, the 150 indicates grams per square metre), it is lighter, softer and more breathable than generic merino-blends, making it adaptable to a huge range of conditions.
Not stopping at the fabric, the construction of the jersey has also improved with a reworked fit cut to offer a flattering and comfortable silhouette. In addition, bonding rather than stitching has been used to reduce weight and bulk even further.
This RCC version of the jersey has the RCC crest on the right arm, the RCC logo on the chest and the distinctive pink bands of the club on the left arm.