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  1. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Rapha's new Pro Team Shoe is designed with World Tour performance in mind. Rapha has gone through a few brand image makeovers over the years. The cycing apparel brand has portrayed itself as the darling of the retro-crowd, who seemed to think cycling peaked around the Second World War; the...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Rapha release EF-Education First Kit In 2019, Rapha made a spectacular return to the pro peloton as a partner of EF Pro Cycling. The season exceeded all expectations, with WorldTour wins and podium positions at some of the world's most respected gravel and off-road events. Lachlan Morton who...
  3. Racing, Training, Nutrition, Triathlons
    Rapha Launches Indoor Training Apparel From gentle warm-ups to sweat-drenched sufferfests, returning from injury, or recovering midweek, the indoor trainer is an oft-maligned piece of equipment with a lot to say for itself. Even before the turbo got smart, it was responsible for race wins and...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Rapha releases new Explore Collection We don't stop exploring just because the weather gets cold. Off-road riding in winter can often throw up the most rewarding adventures, as well as plenty of mud and grime. But to get the most of your riding, you'll need the right gear. The expanded Rapha...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    The Rapha Mechanic Collection. If you race or ride regularly chances are you get your hands covered in grease on the regular. Whether that's from cleaning cassettes or tearing apart a fork, you're working on making the ride better. Rapha's new Mechanics Collection is devoted to the wrench...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    The Rapha Outskirts Collection Exploration and adventure come naturally when bicycling miles and miles through the Vietnam countryside. There are few places that present such a spectacular environment for the adventure cyclist. The searing heat and mainly unmade roads that thread through thick...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    Rapha announces Crit Collection Rapha is ready for the mean streets of crit racing - launching a collection that matches the intensity and fun of this breathtaking discipline. In true Rapha fashion, there are some fresh takes on classics like number placement, and the Aerosuit overall...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    For the first time, Rapha has developed two new cycling shoe models entirely in-house for both road and adventure cyclists. Over two years from sketch to shoe box, the new Classic and Explore models mark a step change for Rapha. They have been tested over tens of thousands of kilometers, on...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    The new visual identity of the EF Education First pro cycling team, designed "to disrupt the appearance of the professional peloton", will launch at Tour Down Under and at sequenced events online and around the world on January 12. The kit marks Rapha's return to the men's WorldTour after a...
  10. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Early December isn't exactly prime time for a summer weight cycling jersey release. But Rapha did it anyway, unveiling their new Rapha Silk Jersey, the lightest jersey they've ever made, with the fabric weighing in at only 75 grams per square meter. Of course the price is not so light. This...
  11. Components, Wrenching
    Choosing the best sunglasses for cycling includes a host of considerations such as fit, grip, coverage, and optics. The best sunglasses for cycling strike a delicate balance between protection, performance, and looks. Yes, it's true that while function is critical, form can never be discounted...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Rider names, nicknames, sponsor logos, words of encouragement, finely crafted insults - fans have immortalized their thoughts and feelings in road graffiti since the beginning of bike racing. During a race, the peloton and TV cameras flash by, but the graffiti remains, a lasting testament to the...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Keep your Apple gear safe on the bike with these new Rapha accessories. Rapha have developed a limited edition accessories collection, available exclusively at Apple. Inspired by a design ethos rooted in practicality on the move, the collection is made for cyclists who want to keep their...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Rapha Crit Collection pieces are built for speed. 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...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Two years ago Rapha set out to make the best saddles possible. The goal was simple. While their bib shorts were highly regarded, riding pleasure is ultimately governed by your contact points with the bike. Even the most comfortable bib shorts in the world are at the mercy of the saddle upon...
  16. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Rapha's Pro Team Training Jersey offers fashionable function at a fairly reasonable price. What is it Rapha's Pro Team Training Jersey delivers all-day comfort thanks to a fit that's slightly looser than many aero jerseys. Large pockets make carrying food and extra layers easy. Pros...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Rapha has launched a new collection that's designed to get a little more off the beaten path. It's claimed to be comfortable and versatile, with bibs that have pockets, a really nice technical t-shirt, and an antimicrobial baselayer that'll stay funk-free long after the adventure's over. Here's...
  18. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Rapha has packed a lot of function into this lightweight and easily packable package. What is it Designed for mild weather, the updated version of Rapha's popular vest (or "gilet" if you live in the UK) is designed for cool mornings, chilly descents, or anytime you need a little extra...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    In the final chapter of the Rapha rides films, artist and graphic designer Geoff McFetridge articulates in a way only he can, the many textures and layers of the city of Los Angeles and how they are actually perfectly suited for exploration on a bike. Turns out LA reserves its very best for...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    Check out the latest Rapha Rides film, this time coming from the great northwest city of Seattle. "You don't know what you don't know and it might be better than what you do." httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_69qYM5KoQ&feature=youtu.be For more information on the Rapha Rides Seattle event...
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