Category Archives: Rapha
Rapha: Merino Rivals Jersey
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I love it when Rapha does Rapha. Don’t get me wrong, there are many facets to the brand yet the designs that also resonate with me are their themed merino jerseys. Take the newest to their collection: the Merino Rivals Jersey. Inspired by the intense rivalry between two Italians of note: Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. This jersey is colored in Neapolitan hues and accented with classic details. Read more at Rapha!

Apr 26, 2016 3 comments
Rapha’s Core Collection is All About Simplicity
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Rapha’s newest collection isn’t a graphic treament, pattern or gradient. It’s all about simplicity. The core of apparel if you will. Rapha Core is designed around the basics. Simple, single color jerseys and bibs for men and women. See more at Rapha.

Feb 23, 2016 8 comments
Rapha Updates their Classic Jersey
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Many people say classics never go out of style and while that may be true, sometimes they need an update. Rapha took their most iconic jersey and gave it a few reconfigurations related to on-the-bike fit. I gotta say, the Classic jersey has always been my favorite piece of Rapha apparel and it is without a doubt the piece they built their whole look upon.

See more at Rapha.

Feb 10, 2016 Comments are OFF
Rapha Launches their Made in Italy Pro Team Shadow Apparel
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When Rapha does something domestically-produced either in London, or Italy you know it’s going to be good. It’s like they save the best products to be made by the best hands. Cycling apparel has been made by the Italians since the dawn of the bicycle and so it should be no surprise that Rapha looked to Italy to manufacture their new Pro Team Shadow kit. It’s designed for racing in inclement weather with high-tech fabrics and a super sleek fit. Check out more information below and see the line at Rapha. (more…)

Jan 5, 2016 10 comments
Rapha at the UCI Worlds
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Photo by Andy Bokanev

There’s no denying the success of the recent UCI Worlds in Richmond, Virginia both in regards to the host city itself and the overall race. What an ending! For those looking for a more in-depth phototorial on the race, head over to Rapha for one of the best recaps I’ve seen…

Oct 5, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Rapha Prestige Midwest: Humidity Reigns – Kevin Scott Batchelor
The Rapha Prestige Midwest: Humidity Reigns

The Rapha Prestige Midwest: Humidity Reigns
Words and photos by Kevin Scott Batchelor

The last time I got the call to cover a Rapha Prestige event, I found myself wondering how any of the teams were going to handle the brutal course that had awaited them. More than 130 miles with 14,000 feet of climbing, on mixed terrain, with dizzying temperatures, sounded much more like a stage in the Vuelta than something my friends might ride. LA was a monster, complete with jagged teeth and scorching breath. With only a fraction of the teams finishing what was surely the hardest ride of their riding lives, this would be the last of the pro tour level parcours, right? (more…)

Aug 7, 2015 12 comments