For the spring season, Rapha has refined its Lightweight collection, beefed up its Pro Team offerings and rolled out a few more special edition pieces like tributes to 1974 Giro d’Italia teams and the racing signal of the coming spring, Paris-Nice.
Rapha has two basic styles of fit: Club and Pro. The Classic jerseys and the Trade Team jerseys, like the 1974 Giro options, are the looser-fit Club style and made of a merino/polyester Sportwool blend. The Club fit pieces shown here are size Medium, on a 6ft/182cm rider with a 39.5in/100cm chest. The Pro jerseys are a snugger fit (size Large shown here on the same rider), with more of a silky, stretch-polyester feel.
Extended short sleeves and special editions highlight the 2014 spring range
For those not familiar with Rapha’s online-sales protocol, riders can return any item after riding it (within 30 days) if the product doesn’t live up to their expectations.
This trade team jersey is in Rapha's looser Club cut, shown here in Medium on a 6ft/182cm rider
A notable departure for this spring is the “Kings of Pain” collection of matching jersey, hat and arm warmers. The Kings of Pain short-sleeve jersey has a tall, button-down collar, and is adorned with little icons and stitching reminiscent of the old-school tubular draped across a rider’s shoulders. Kings of Pain is also Rapha’s celebration of its tenth year of business.
Kings of Pain is probably the only spring jersey you'll see this year with a button-down collar
Click through the deep gallery at above right for details on all the new gear.
The Pro Team pieces are in Rapha's slimmer Pro fit, shown here in Large on a 6ft/182cm rider