Going into the 5th year of Grinduro California coverage on this website, I really wanted to do something different and boy, did I get just that. In addition to covering Team Brooks‘ debut at Grinduro, a series of events made this otherwise familiar race a little more unpredictable. Things weren’t looking so great the week leading up to this incredible event…
Inspired by the Outskirts’ trip to Vietnam, their new collection from Rapha includes tie-dyed garments including a Wind Jacket, Cargo Bibs, Longsleeve Tees, and cycling caps.
Each piece in the catalog is unique, due to the dying process and the entire collection is now live on Rapha, so head over to check it out.
We heard a bit of Justin Williams’ story in “The Issue Is” video and now Rapha gives the 2018-19 US national amateur road and criterium champion some exposure. Check it out above and head to Rapha to read more.
Rapha continues to expand their on-the-bike portage offerings, with the latest addition being their Bar Bag. It comes in three colors, olive, tan, and black, has reflective hits, and a fully waterproof closure. The Bar Bag retails for $65 and is in stock now at Rapha.
For the past few years, Rapha has supported various teams with custom-printed team kits using their apparel line. Now, this technology is available to the public, via an easy-to-use online designer. Head over to Rapha to see what you can come up with.
Rapha has been making apparel for over a decade and recently, they gave their women’s bib shorts a revamp, creating new models, including cargo bibs and a detachable model, making nature breaks all the easier. Head over to Rapha to see the full bib shorts and tights lineup for women, as well as some beautiful product photos.
Continuing their Brevet collection, Rapha has expanded to included insulated, traceable down products, including a Down Sleeping Bag and Jacket. Each are lightweight and designed to join forces to keep you warm as you take a dirt nap on a randonnée or on a chilly evening on your bicycle tour. Each packs down in a stuff sack for easy transport. See more on the Down Sleeping Bag and Jacket at Rapha.
Rapha returns to the men’s WorldTour in 2019 with EF Pro Cycling.
Today Rapha launched their new Cyclocross Collection and within the launch page is a series of great interviews from some of Rapha’s sponsored racers including Meredith Miller and Dan Chabanov in a page called “Get Across It.” Don’t miss those after you browse the new ‘Cross Collection.
Photos and words by Kevin Sparrow
When people hear of the Midwest, they typically think of farmland and prairie. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa have a rich history of glaciation that smoothed out a lot of the land we typically think of and gouged out lakes and terrain. Southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, known as The Driftless Region, is a unique area virtually untouched by glacial sculpting. As a result, this landscape greatly contrasts what one would typically think of the Midwest. Its narrow valleys, high bluffs, forested hillsides and beautifully sculpted topography is a real treat for cyclists in the region.
Route 66 is the Main Street of America and was one of the original highways in the US. The people you meet along the way have stories to tell. Hear their stories in the new Outskirts movie!
I love seeing what artists like Matt Blease cook up for this crazy time of year for professional road cycling.
Thereabouts recently took on Route 66, the iconic American route that runs from Chicago to Santa Monica. Coincidentally, this video is premiering tomorrow night in Santa Monica, at the Laemmle Monica Film Center – 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
See more at Rapha.
That’s something we can all agree with!
Made by Selle Italia in Italy and designed from scratch by Rapha over the past two years, these new saddles offer the stylings of classic and pro team Rapha apparel, on one of the most essential parts of your bicycle. These saddles are vailable in various widths, with or without cut-outs, are easy to fit your tush with their saddle width calculator, and are in stock now at Rapha.
The new and improved Rapha Brevet line got a shakedown test in the Argentinian desert. Check out the full story at Rapha.
With a strong heritage in design, Herman Miller is home to archives of numerous textile designers, including Alexander Girard. As a tie-in to the Tour Down Under, Rapha worked with Herman Miller on selecting a series of textile patterns from Girard’s catalogs and applied them to cycling caps, named after famed regions of Southern Australia, a truly beautiful part of the world. Each of these caps are in stock now at Rapha and ready to see your part of the world.