Rapha Reviews and News


First Look: Rapha Pro Team Softshell Jacket

Features include laser-cut micro-holes designed to improve temperature regulation, and seams that are taped internally and externally to resist rain and road spray.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the reading cyclist

Holiday Gift Guide: Who can resists the tactile satisfaction of a good book–particularly ones on our favorite topic? Here are our picks for some good under-the-tree tomes for the cyclists in your life.

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New Gear: Rapha launches lightweight climber’s shoe

Mesh-backed synthetic leather upper has dotted design that’s nod to the polka-dot climber’s jersey of the Tour de France, and the once common practice of racers drilling holes in components in order to shed weight.

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Video: Rapha Gentlemen’s Race Colorado

Want to know what it’s like to pedal 103 miles, climb more than 14,000 feet, and do it all at altitude? Check out this great video recap of the 2014 Rapha Gentlemen’s Race Colorado.

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Function over Fashion: New apparel focuses on safety first

Gone are the days when what you wore while riding had more to do with fashion than form. Today’s top-end cycling apparel boasts a host of functional features that protect riders from the wind, weather, cars and crashes.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Announced: Rapha special edition Davis and Connie jerseys

Rapha has rolled out a host of cool and cold weather apparel pieces, highlighted by two special edition long sleeve jerseys and new pair of cyclocross specific shoes.

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Videos: It’s corn dogs vs. rice cakes in an epic bike nutrition throw down

It’s corn dogs vs. rice cakes, Ornut vs. Rapha, high schoolers vs. Team Sky in good-spirited food fight.

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Fashion Show: Rapha’s Giro inspired retro jerseys

U.K.-based road cycling apparel maker pays tribute to the greats of yesteryear with this quartet of commemorative jerseys.

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Review: Rapha Hooded Wind Jacket

If you’re looking for a top-shelf lightweight, windproof hooded cycling jacket for cruising around the city — and you have disposable income to spare — this new offering from Rapha fits the bill.

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Greg LeMond exhibition opens at Rapha Cycle Club NYC

High-end cycling apparel maker Rapha celebrates US bike racing pioneer and three-time Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond in a special exhibition at their Rapha Cycle Club NYC retail store.

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Rapha Road Race Mesh Skinsuit (for Team Sky Only)

The crew from Team Sky are getting a new uniform option that’s specifically designed to beat the heat.

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Gear of the Year: Top Product Picks From 2013

Lots of great products passed through RoadBikeReview’s on-the-road test lab. Nothing was utterly revolutionary, but there was plenty to get excited about. Here are some (but certainly not all) of our favorites.

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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Part 2

In the second installment from the new RoadBikeReview.com Women’s Test Team, our quartet of discerning testers take a look at women’s bibshorts from Capo, Castelli, Panache, Primal Wear and Rapha.

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Gear of the Day: Rapha Arm Screens

At first we were skeptical about the usefulness of Rapha’s Arm Screens. But one ride in blast-furnace conditions in western Colorado changed our mind. Find our why.

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Rapha Unveils Three Cool Retro Jerseys

Rapha has a host of new jerseys to show off. The hook this time around is the 1962 Tour de France podium, which marked the return of trade teams to the world’s greatest bike race. Previously, only national teams had battled it out on the roads in France.

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Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco Parklet Unveil

Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco and design studio Rebar plan to unveil the first parklet to be located in San Francisco’s Marina District later this week. The parklet will be located in front of the Cycle Club at the corner of Filbert & Fillmore. The concept is to take a deconstructed Rapha Citroën H-Van and […]

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The Rapha Grand Tour Road Shoe

Rapha today announces its first venture into the performance footwear market with the new Rapha Grand Tour Shoes. Having been developed in partnership with Giro®, the Grand Tour Shoes de- liver the highest performance and finest quality for the discerning cyclist seeking the best in racing and training footwear. Rapha and Giro believe that the […]

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Limited Team Rapha-FOCUS Oakley Jawbone Up for Auction

Ten Pair of Custom Oakley Jawbones Made for the Rapha-Focus Cyclocross Team to go to Auction Beginning next Monday, October 10, Rapha will hold a daily auction two pair of the Rapha-FOCUS Oakley Jawbone via a private email bid system. All of the money raised by the auction will go directly to support the Rapha-FOCUS […]

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Featured User Review: Rapha Classic Softshell Jacket

Featured User Review: Rapha Classic Softshell Jacket by George Hayduke Price: $300.00 at competitivecyclist.com Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Favorite Ride: uphill Summary: I’m going to try to make this review as comprehensive as possible because there’s a lack of good review over this jacket and it’s expensive as hell. […]

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Rapha Continental Rides the Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California is just right around the corner, starting in Tahoe later this week. For those of you who can’t wait, Rapha has posted some preview videos on their website. The videos are epic! We’ve embedded two here, but definitely check out their website here to read the full story, see pictures, […]

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Featured User Review: Rapha Classic Sport Wool Jersey

Featured User Review: Rapha Classic Sport Wool Jersey by nadimk Price: $185.00 at Rapha.cc Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Favorite Ride: around town Summary: I am compelled to write this review, because I just received a replacement of this jersey from Rapha. The 2008 version was superb, but it acquired […]

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