From our first jersey almost 15 years ago to our latest designs, we have always sought to perfect the experience of riding a bike. In making the world’s finest cycling clothing and accessories, we have repeatedly challenged ourselves to create different, better products. In 2018, we’re going further. In the coming months, we’ll roll out whole new approaches to wearing kit that will fundamentally change the way you ride, a set of striking new colour lines, and an unmissable collaboration with one of the world’s biggest brands. We push the boundaries to help you push yours.
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New Season Highlights31 January 2018
Exploration is for everyone, and our new Brevet collection will make going beyond the everyday easier than ever. We’ve created a new set of bib shorts that will change the way you dress for a ride. At the intersection of endurance and storage space, they were inspired by the rigours of a journey across Europe. They form part of a system of products designed to work together so you can ride out of your comfort zone, in comfort.
Circuit criterium races are often the first step for cyclists beginning to compete, and we’ve made a specific collection to wear at these speediest of road races. Designed with input from the world’s best crit riders the Pro Team Crit racewear has mesh panels to make pinning on race numbers easier, iridescent reflective flashes for sprinting in the dark, and a few other surprises for crafty fastmen.
Every cyclist strives to achieve a true connection between body and bike. Our saddle project has had this synchronicity in mind since day one, two years ago. The shape and design of the new Rapha Classic and Pro Team Saddles exactly match the chamois pads from the corresponding Rapha bib shorts, and you’ll be able to shop according to weight and width to find your perfect perch. You’ll ride in sync with the bike, ready to enjoy the freeing feeling of flight on two wheels.
February to April
Everybody knows that commuting by bike is the best way to start and end a hard day’s work, and the right kit can help you take the long way home. Our new selection of technical City tees and shirts will ensure absolute cool and have been designed to be worn with bibs, shorts or trousers, allowing you to bring a little adventure into the city.
For racing fans, we’ve asked Matt Blease to draw another series of charming illustrations inspired by the biggest races of the season. They’ll be on limited edition tees released throughout the calendar.
Pro Team & Souplesse
March / April
Our work with world-class racers continues to inform our Pro Team and Souplesse collections. We’ve developed a new set of Aero products that boast the same aerodynamic design and performance of a WorldTour race-winning skinsuit, while a Pro Team and Souplesse Lightweight Rain Gilet uses a highly technical new fabric for packable rain protection on the move. For those riding in warmer climes, a new Flyweight Jersey uses a fast-drying grid fabric that allows airflow through the front. Paired with new Flyweight Bib Shorts, it’s our best kit yet for riding hard in hot and humid conditions.
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