The Rapha experience is most often associated with long distance epics. But now the high-end UK-based kit maker is getting into the speed game.
This week, Rapha announced that it has brought its experience creating race-ready kit to the fast and frenetic world of criterium racing. Incorporating reflective logos for night races, specially designed see-through pockets for race numbers, and a sleek, minimal design for speed, the new Crit Collection is designed for the specific needs of circuit racing.
Consisting of an Aerosuit, Jersey, Flyweight Jersey, Pro Team Bib Shorts, and Women’s Flyweight Jersey, this Rapha collection features an iridescent fabric dyed to resemble an oil slick.
The Crit Aerosuit and Jersey feature three rear pockets overlaid with a layer of transparent mesh. A small opening allows you to slide your race number beneath the outer mesh layer, where it will still be visible, or pin it to the suit without damaging it.
The Pro Team Crit Bib Shorts and Crit Aerosuit are cut longer in the leg and the redesigned Pro Team Bibs have been constructed with just a single seam in the shorts to streamline airflow for aerodynamic advantage. The Flyweight Jerseys in Men’s and Women’s Versions are made for maximum ventilation for racing in hot conditions, and have been designed in the same eye-catching iridescent oil slick pattern.
For more information and pricing, visit www.rapha.cc.