First Look: Rapha Releases New Line of MTB Apparel

Jun 3, 2021
by Sarah Moore  


For the past seventeen years, Rapha's focus within cycling has been on the pavement variety. But in their mission to "make cycling the most popular sport in the world," they're working with the likes of Jill Kintner, Ella Conolly, Adam Craig, Bryn Atkinson, Eliot Jackson and Joey Schusler, to launch their first mountain bike apparel line. When I spoke with Rapha in January of 2020, they said that they had always been inspired by mountain biking, but the investment from Tom Walton and Steuart Walton (RZC Investments), both of whom are avid mountain bikers, played a role in the decision to enter the mountain bike apparel market.

The first Rapha Performance Trailwear line is streamlined, with men's and women's versions of their two jerseys, baggy shorts, liner shorts, and jacket. There's also a women's tank top and a collab helmet with Smith in addition to a selection of accessories, including a hip belt, sunglasses, socks, and a five-panel hat. Each of the women's items are offered in two colourways, while the men's items are offered in three colourways. The line might not be extensive, but it feels like a lot of thought was put into what would be included in this first offering.

The apparel has the trademark Rapha look, low-key but distinct, but what really sets it apart is the fact that many items are made of recycled fabric and each item in the Rapha Performance Trailwear collection comes with a set of patches and instructions on how to use them to repair your garment if it gets damaged. Rapha has repurposed leftover material to create the adhesive-backed repair patches that come with each garment. It's a small thing, but a really nice touch. And, if you find yourself with "more catastrophic damage to your garment," Rapha requests that you consider their free repair service at rapha.cc/repair-service before purchasing something new.

Each item in the Rapha Performance Trailwear collection comes with a set of patches and instructions on how to use them to repair your garment if it gets damaged.


Rapha Performance Trailwear Overview:

Women's Apparel

Women's Trail Liner $110 USD
Women's Trail Technical T-Shirt* $75 USD
Women's Trail 3/4 Sleeve Jersey* $100 USD
Women's Trail Tank* $70 USD
Women's Trail Shorts* $150 USD
Women's Trail Lightweight Jacket* $180 USD
*Comes in two colourways.
Men's Apparel

Trail Cargo Bib Liner $135 USD
Trail Technical T-Shirt* $75 USD
Trail 3/4 Sleeve Jersey* $100 USD
Trail Shorts* $150 USD
Trail Lightweight Jacket* $180 USD
*Comes in additional colourways.

Accessories

Trail Socks $23 USD
MTB 6-Panel Hat $35 USD
Trail Hip Pack $80 USD
Pro Team Full Frame Glasses $165 USD
Rapha x Smith Forefront 2 Trail Helmet $240 USD


The Trail Technical T-Shirt is one of two men's jerseys in the line and retails for $75 USD. It's constructed from recycled materials and Rapha says it's durable and snag resistant thanks to an incredibly high strength knit.

Men's Apparel:

Rapha says the honeycomb fabric structure wicks sweat away from the body. There are four colourways for the Trail Technical T-Shirt including Dark Grey / Light Grey, Light Grey / Black, Green / Black, Blue / Orange.

The Trail 3/4 Sleeve Jersey is the second men's jersey and retails for $100 USD. It's also made of recycled fabric and Rapha says that the textured fabric back not only wicks sweat away from the skin but also disperses the moisture over a greater area, creating a fast-drying shirt.


Four colourways for the Trail 3/4 Sleeve Jersey including Dark Grey / Light Grey, Light Grey / Black, Green / Black, Blue / Orange.


The Trail Shorts are designed for use with or without knee pads. There are two hand pockets plus zippered side pockets with an integrated phone sleeve. They're constructed of plain weave stretch nylon and have a variable width belt system and they retail for $150 USD.


There are three colourways for the Trail Shorts and one for the Trail Cargo Bib Liner that retails for $135 USD. It is made of a lightweight mesh, has two cargo pockets, and is made of recycled fabrics.


The Trail Lightweight Jacket is a packable windproof shell that retails for $180. It comes in three colourways and stows into its chest pocket for maximum packability. It also comes with an added strap that allows you to cinch it down on your frame. It is made with a lightweight but breathable ripstop nylon fabric that's treated with DWR. The hood is helmet-compatible.



Women's Apparel:

The Women's Trail 3/4 Sleeve Jersey is $100 USD. It's made of recycled fabric and an antibacterial treatment is said to help maintain freshness for longer days on the bike.

Rapha says that the high strength knit makes it durable and snag resistant. It comes in Purple / Light Grey and Dark Grey / Light Grey.


The Women's Trail Technical T-Shirt is made of recycled materials and retails for $75 USD.

It also comes in Purple / Light Grey and Dark Grey / Light Grey.


The Women's Trail Tank is made of recycled materials and retails for $70 USD.


The Women's Trail Tank is made for riding in the heat and is offered in two colourways.
It comes in Dark Grey / Light Grey and Purple / Light Grey.

The Women's Trail Lightweight Jacket is a packable windproof shell that retails for $180. It comes in two colourways and stows into its chest pocket for maximum packability. It also comes with an added strap that allows you to cinch it down on your frame. It comes in Dark Grey / Light Grey and Purple / Light Grey.

The Trail Shorts are designed for use with or without knee pads. There are two hand pockets plus zippered side pockets with an integrated phone sleeve. They're constructed of plain weave stretch nylon and have a variable width belt system and they retail for $150 USD. They come in Black / Light Grey and Purple / Light Grey.

The women's liner retails for $110 USD and features lightweight mesh panels to promote airflow.

Accessories

The Trail Hip Pack has a 3L capacity for essentials with an external drawcord that can be used to secure extra layers. It is made of recycled materials and retails for $80 USD.
The Pro Team Full Frame Glasses come with an interchangeable clear lens and retail for $165 USD.

The Rapha + Smith Forefront 2 Collab helmet comes in two colourways and retails for $240 USD.


First Impressions
(from Brian & Levy)

The Trail Cargo Bib is comfortable as you'd expect, and the storage pockets are sleek—no bagging out or flopping like some other bib-based cargo pockets, but also not a ton of room and they probably won't hold a bottle. Levy doesn't love the lack of a middle back pocket, but he also loves to tell a story about being permanently damaged from falling onto a multitool that was in a middle jersey pocket, so take that with a grain of salt. The shorts and jersey are a neutral fit, maybe a touch baggier than we'd have expected. I haven't had a chance to wear the jersey or the jacket yet but the shorts seem excellent so far. They're using some fairly substantial fabric on them, and the lower zips wrap around your leg to keep things from flapping around. Really nice. Levy says the inseam is a hair long for him, but on the plus side nobody has to see his gorby gap.

We'll do a longer term review at some point, but on first impressions it seems like Rapha is jumping into the MTB market the right way.They've taken their time getting here, and don't appear to be resting on their road hype. None of the stuff they're launching today feels like an afterthought to go after a growing market. We're excited to see what they can bring to the premium MTB apparel space.


Learn more at rapha.cc/mtb


149 Comments

  • 148 2
 Thought it would costs 3 times more, but is actually in line with other 'premium' MTB gear from other brands.
  • 62 0
 Kinda crazy that Rapha comes out with MTB clothes & they are in line with most other stuff available.
  • 32 0
 @unrooted: They did their research, that's for sure.
  • 35 0
 Not many other 'premium' brands offering any kind of repair service too. Paying the same and keeping it twice as long sounds like a fair approach
  • 19 0
 @mashrv1: I missed that repair service snippet. Most people just throw away their torn MTB clothes or use them as rags. Crazy how you can get a repaired good as new garment back from for free when you send them your damaged clothes. Rapha comes out swinging. I'll be buying their gear on past and previous season sales a year or 2 from now.
  • 10 0
 @mashrv1: i’ve used their repair service for my road/gravel apparel. It’s great. The Rapha stuff I have has outlasted nearly everything else.
  • 4 0
 @unrooted: Trend I've noticed on the road side: the other apparel brands aren't catching up to Rapha's pricing, they're blowing right past it.
  • 6 0
 @Almazing: Yeah, I'm waiting until this stuff goes on sale. The designs are not compelling enough for me to spend $100 on a 3/4 jersey.
  • 4 2
 @Almazing: I have never used any MTB clothes as rags...
  • 11 0
 Hating on Rapha is cool, but their road bibs I bought 5 yrs ago have held up awesome and are the most comfortable ones I have. They always have sales and you can find discount codes often also, not saying they're worth it or better than anything else out there, but MTB clothing is insanely over priced for what it is...I'd give this a shot if there was an end of season deal or something
  • 1 0
 @ross005: I agree. If they discount the jerseys to like $60 I'll pick one up. I just can't justify $100 even though I could "afford" it.
  • 1 0
 The Rapha "core" road stuff isn't silly price. If the MTB stuff comes with the crash replacement policy of the road gear, then it'll be great value!
  • 1 0
 I've just read the article (came for the comments first!) and it seems they do have the crash policy on this too
  • 4 7
 MTB clothing costs are getting stupid. Who pays hundreds of dollars for clothing that you're going to get sweaty, dirty, and potentially destroy? I have a few UnderArmour heatgear shirts, cost $30, look better than this, keep me pretty cool, and I could care less if I tear them in a crash. Same with the Dakine 3/4 sleeve jersey that I got on sale for $35.
  • 2 0
 And they supply patches!!! So huge
  • 3 0
 @pmhobson: Absolutely, Rapha is getting left behind, its decent value now. I have a lot of road gear (Rapha, Castelli, Assos, Le Col, Galibier) and I have to say Rapha is probably the best stuff.
  • 2 0
 @HB208: Banana Republic 90% off flannel shirts are my go to haha, all cotton and idgaf what happens to them
  • 1 0
 @HB208: I think they've targeted the consumer who prefers more discreet styling.
I just buy UA stuff as their logo is usually visible but not loud.
To each their own.
  • 2 0
 Not bad from Rapha. Like the low key style that doesnt scream lool at me.
  • 3 0
 I have no problem spending money on shorts or liners. But I've found $15-$30 jerseys made by athletic or running companies to be far superior to any name brand mountain jerseys I've had by Fox, Dakine, POC, Giro, etc.
  • 1 0
 @ross005: Love banana republic, comfy tshirts too
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: Rapha's core stuff, especially bibs, are some of the best value road products. They are much better than some other brands more premium stuff that often cost half as much or even more.
  • 2 0
 @vid1998: I've got Rapha road bibs, and they are in a different league to all the other bibs and liners I've tried (altura, endura, Troy Lee, Fox, Holdsworth, Sundried). They have a great pad, subtle black on black branding, lovely soft stretchy fabric. Not looked up how much they were as they were a gift. Might put the MTB liners on my birthday list
  • 2 0
 @mashrv1: 7mesh having an outstanding repair service. They did an almost undetectable mend on a jacket I smashed in a crash www.instagram.com/p/CNacZfwhC6e
  • 56 0
 Came here to make a snarky price comment. Pleasantly surprised.
  • 13 0
 "normal" pricing, likely to be very well put together and a free repair service - they've made it hard to get my technical knickers in a twist!
  • 4 0
 I could buy a yama... oh, ok, fair enough
  • 36 5
 Why buy any of this when I can spend the same on kitsbow and support sustainable US manufacturing?
  • 2 0
 You have a point. They do look similar
  • 1 0
 Yup
  • 3 0
 Abit shorts FTW. Another fab option for a small American business. (@pinkbike where's the review at?)
  • 9 1
 Not everyone is from the US
  • 3 1
 @Linc: Lucky for you, Abit doesn't discriminate against foreigners! Smile abitgear.com/pages/shipping-and-returns
  • 5 2
 Because not everyone lives in the USA? Perhaps the more important question is why anyone outside of yankland shouls buy Kitsbow stuff?
  • 1 3
 @Denning76: so you enjoy over paying for cheaply made, disposable goods across the pond then?
  • 3 0
 @Jdorph: No, but I certainly don't assume that products will be of a high quality just because they are made in the USA (or UK for that matter). See ENVE.

Again, I think that it's telling that the only reason you gave for buying Kitsbow is that it is made in the USA.
  • 8 2
 @Denning76: you’re missing the point. I said support sustainable us manufacturing, instead of presumably getting goods who’s products are massively inflated for the sake of margin that has been produced by low cost 3rd parties that will just dump the excess material. Sure- lots of brands make quality products non-domestically, but you’ll never know about the back end like you would buying from a brand like kitsbow. Kitsbow is just an example of a company that makes garments for the same price, as sustainably as possible, with known production processes. They’re also in the US so if your in the NA region it doesn’t require massive amounts of logistics to get to you. This is why my rims are WR1.

Kitsbow also repairs all their garments. They are built to last, they’re not disposable.

Rapha is owned by the waltons of walmart fame will send you a patch for your trouble…I wonder where the supply chain for production came from…
  • 2 0
 Aren’t the new kitsbow shorts like 230$?
  • 1 1
 @MillerReid: 175 IIRC
  • 27 1
 A funny thing I learned about wealthy people awhile back: just because someone's wealthy doesn't mean they like burning their money. A lot of people got wealthy because they are frugal. A lot of wealthy people hate feeling like they're getting ripped off and will price shop, or buy generic, just as much as the non-wealthy. A lot of non-wealthy people stay that way because they burn their money on stupid shit.

I'm not gonna say I'm wealthy, but I've owned super pricey MTB shorts and tops, and I've owned (and currently use) $5-$10 poly tees from Old Navy or Target and $20-$60 outdoor shorts from Wrangler, Prana, etc. They get ripped and dirty and I haven't really noticed an appreciable difference that justifies the price premium, especially for someone who rides 6-7 days a week. Sure, the perfect MTB shorts may be 99% of what you want, but you can pay $30 and get shorts that are 95% of what you want, and that way if you ride 5 days a week you don't end up sinking possibly thousands into clothing. I hate overspending for tiny diminishing marginal returns.
  • 29 0
 You don’t get rich spending it, that’s a fact.


But then again, as I’ve recently learned, buying a high quality item that lasts(or can be repaired) is better than trashing a 30 dollar pair of shorts every year
  • 9 1
 @Jdorph: Of course - I'm currently wearing $300 Allen-Edmonds dress shoes, but it's only because they've lasted 2-4 times longer than any other cheaper dress shoes I've ever worn.

I have never found the pricey MTB stuff to last longer than the cheaper MTB stuff. They all get ripped, dirty, and sun-bleached.
  • 8 0
 There is also something nice about not purchasing something in the absolute knowledge that you are supporting child labour or sweatshops like when buying from Walmart or Primark. From what I've seen with finding suppliers, factories who have good QA/QC have significantly better working conditions.
  • 2 0
 I just ripped my Mission Workshop / Acre shorts that I've worn 180 days a year for the last six years. They're toast now, but it was one of the best investments I've ever made.
  • 1 0
 @kingsRunEast: I'm still rocking Chrome shorts after 12 seasons. Damn near bulletproof. But lately I'm enjoying the lighter fabric of my Abit shorts. Plus they have more pockets and a better cinch system.
  • 2 0
 Totally agree. I know a few people making $200k/year that are effectively poor because they spend all their money. I'd rather save for my retirement or a down payment than spend $75k on a Rapha T shirt so I can fit in with the rest of the Bay Area riders.
  • 1 0
 @kingsRunEast: I wore a Wal-Mart western shirt yesterday that I got over 10 years ago for $20 and has outlasted almost all of my other clothing, and I do trail work in it AND wear it to the office. Sometimes spending more gets you more durability, and sometimes it doesn't.
  • 2 3
 @rickybobby18: Allen Edmonds are a gateway drug man! 8 years ago I got my first pair and thought, " man these are amazing. no way anything gets better".

today me owns like $10k in italian leather shoes....

good luck!
  • 5 0
 agree on diminishing returns. I'm a fan of riding in WHATEVER TEES/TOPS, but stuff like bibs/chamois I'll spend for the right fit on any contact points - where my butt meets the bike, where my feet meet the bike and where my head might meet something less movable!
  • 2 0
 @L0rdTom: That's generally a good way to think about it. Sometimes you don't exactly know what you're buying though:

www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20014412/rapha-bought-by-walmart-heirs-heres-how-the-brand-might-change
  • 1 0
 @Jdorph: Agreed. I once heard: "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap!"
  • 1 0
 good point. I find the lack of a zippable pocket here or there a dealbreaker for just wearing my collection of cotton t's in summer. Decathlon products a mix between inexpensive functionality and (possibly) made with an eye towards sustainability. (can't quite verify) Good return policy as well.
  • 32 15
 Toyota 4x4 - Check
Tattoo's - Check
Post Ride Beer - Check
Bad Filming with people trying to act like bad asses - Check
Overpriced clothing - Check

** Ok we're ready to market these China made clothes to all the dumb shit Americans.
  • 7 2
 Just get your bread up smh...
  • 33 14
 If it looks like it costs too much you're not the target audience. Move along.
  • 4 24
flag ReeferSouthrland (Jun 3, 2021 at 7:24) (Below Threshold)
 Moving along because the designs look 1993 status.
  • 16 1
 @ReeferSouthrland: You're giving 1993 far too much credit.
  • 30 2
 @ReeferSouthrland: I like the designs, clean and grown up looking.

Turns out taste is a personal choice, who knew?
  • 3 0
 @scvkurt03: Never
  • 5 10
flag ReeferSouthrland (Jun 3, 2021 at 7:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Patrick9-32: I guess Walmart designs are in for 2021-
  • 7 2
 @ReeferSouthrland: Maybe you're more the type that likes death metal black and grey Dakine look (ie. I'm 30 and still live in my mom's garage)? Or maybe the 2000 World Cup neon kit with a full face and goggles while you're out riding blues?
  • 4 1
 They really tried to get rid of the pinky up vibe with the video, but they're still a pinky up brand.
  • 23 4
 $75 for a synthetic t-shirt eh
  • 10 0
 Totally agree, but they are by no means alone in asking that.
  • 9 0
 Crazy that the hip pack (which one would assume is more complex to make) only costs $5 more.
  • 5 1
 I just bought 2 synthetic, slim fitting running shirts by UA for $40 at a local sport store. Perhaps Rapha design allows some abrasion from riding in the woods and it's cool to see included patch like that, $75 is bonkers!
  • 7 1
 @lehott: well UA has scale that Rapha can’t touch so that’s 1 contributor to tue price difference. 2nd, most people will wear tear them and throw them away even if they could be repaired. They’ll not think twice because they’re $20 each. That’s wasteful.
  • 4 0
 @lehott: $10 at Ross dress for less. And better looking with no silly bike logos.
  • 1 0
 @lehott: ok. And which bike do you ride?
  • 11 0
 Wears Rapha. Drinks Coors Banquet.
  • 10 0
 Drinks Coors Banquet to be able to afford Rapha (or any other branded MTB specific clothing)
  • 12 6
 This hipster-road-gravel ultra-bro cool stuff will be perfect match for my Ellsworth bike. Along with my hand-made iCoffe-Grinder. Thanks Rapha, you are the missing piece in my MTB styling (for which i spend 10 times more time and $$$ than for skills).
Sincerly,

i-MTBer
  • 7 1
 I guess I am their target market, but I'm pretty underwhelmed really, Are 3/4 sleeved riding shirts what MTB'rs want? I don't think I've ever chosen one over just regular long or short sleeved options. disappointed with the lack of any sportwool products (the material that rapha built their reputation on after all). Early days for sure, but rapha announced this was coming last year, and all they come up since then is more or less a couple of tees and a pair of shorts?
  • 2 1
 Yeah I was surprised not to see any wool in here too, but I'm wondering if maybe they'll release some for F/W.

Also yeah, a shocking number of people (Mike Kazimer) like 3/4 sleeve shirts for riding.
  • 1 0
 I own a single 3/4 sleeved shirt that is perfect for one thing: in VT we get super humid summer weather in July and August but blackberry and raspberry bushes overhang some of my favorite trails. The brambles grab at you and especially get caught in your inner elbow pit (antecubital fossa) when in the "attack position" and ripping through the shrubbery. That little bit of extra sleeve covers my inner elbow pit and saves a surprising amount of bleeding
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: this is just the summer release, more in h2
  • 1 0
 I'm all about the 3/4 sleeve tops, perfect for the non-committal Northern English weather.
And surprisingly I think I'd wear everything they've made there.
I do agree a sportwool jersey might have been nice, my Rapha road one is a lovely comfortable and practical garment - and again perfect for the not-quite-warm-enough climate here.
  • 6 1
 Yeah, actually surprised this isn't more expensive, but still too expensive for me. I am not the target audience, for sure. There is something that looks a bit off in the shirts, especially. Too nice, classy, finished, polished, whatever you want to call it. Kind of goes against my personal aesthetic on the bike, but as I said, I am not the target audience. I would feel like a bit of a poser with the Rapha name so prominent. Or maybe I am already a poser and that is why this stuff looks too nice? I'll have to ramp up my denial skills on this one.

They have an audience, obviously, or they wouldn't be in business.
  • 11 0
 Its hard to say the branding is prominent - it's probably some of the most subtle kit going
  • 5 0
 I'm target market for this and I like the designs (except for 3/4 jerseys, but that's just because I look terrible in them!) and the colour ways. I want something fairly understated.

When I was riding a lot of road I had a couple of Rapha merino t-shirts and they're still perfect today. I must have machine washed them hundreds of times by now, and they stretch back to their original shape perfectly every time. Likewise, my Rapha bib shorts seem to be indestructible, so the price is worth it for me (especially as I always wait for them to go on sale).

The only disappointment for me here is the lack of sportswool options. Really looking forward to the winter collection.. Rapha, if you're listening, please could you do a long sleeve woolly top with a windproof front!
  • 7 0
 Damn, someone got paid to make that video...
  • 2 0
 LOL...
  • 6 1
 yeah, that video seems way off brand - I get that Rapha wants to pull apart road and MTB, but the 90's skate death lens, the fake video camera quality, sketchy footage just feels like it is trying way to hard to be extra "core"... there is even a joke at the end of the video about renting the camera to make a skate video... The whole piece felt really forced, which is weird the brand has a history of telling natural stories that at times feel overly earnest, but always sincere and honest...

Rapha - do the thing you do - don't reinvent it for mountain biking. You tell good stories about good people, keep doing that, but on dirt with bigger tires and probably more laughter cause MTB.
  • 1 0
 @jeredbogli: 100% agree.
  • 1 0
 paid via a 6 pack of coors light
  • 1 0
 Shot by folk who brought you The Blair Witch Project.
  • 7 2
 Rapha Designer (Applies Rapha stripe to monochrome or two tone standard MTB jersey)
Also Rapha Designer: Ahh, perfection
  • 3 1
 Rapha are easy to mock with their brand ethos and oh so serious marketing but some of their kit is genuinely excellent, my merino classic Jersey outlasted my interest In road bikes and is still the most comfortable trad Jersey I own, truly top notch quality and design wise.

Whether I'd drop $100 on a top that I may go headfirst into a bramble patch in on my next ride is another matter.
  • 3 0
 It looks like Rapha were inspired by the 7Mesh shorts, or both picked from the same catalog. Pocket design, orientation, and waist strap design are identical.
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I was thinking!
  • 1 0
 Style and cuts look promising and timeless. Not a fan of the poly stuff personally though. In my experience, most mainstream MTB specific clothing is kind of shitty quality or the fit is off. Even decent looking TLD stuff falls apart after a few seasons or the color scheme is not longer in style... I'd rather pay more for something that's going to last and be functional than a little less for something that's only useful for one season...
  • 1 0
 who’s the hack they hired for these horrible photos? the last one so desperately wants be “lifestyle”, and what’s up with the photo of the dude wiping his mouth? is he demonstrating a feature of the stain resistant fabric? X-D
  • 1 0
 Looks very nice and the quality should be good, there’s nothing to hate here. Buy it or do not buy it.

I’m pretty sure that there are many people going to whine about the price of these and other clothing ranges when they think nothing of spending 3k+ on a new frame or 2k on some wheels and may well drive a vastly overpriced pick up or van that epitomises how very MTB they are.
  • 1 0
 Years ago I bought a rapha jacket to commute in on eBay. Discovered it had a hole in it, I emailed explaining, and asking if they had any recommendations for repair. They said to send it to them and that they'd repair it for free. No matter where I'd bought it from. I did and they did repair it.

It genuinely changed how I thought about "premium" bike clothing. I've since bought a few rapha items and they've survived much longer and got much more wear than most other pieces of clothing.
  • 3 0
 So the forefront's just flip the colors from top to bottom and adds a little text?
  • 4 2
 Kind of insane that the trail shorts don’t come with a liner. The cargo bib liners look nice but I’m not spending $300 with tax on lowers only.
  • 4 0
 I'm glad they don't come with a liner. Chamois is a personal preference (I ride sans) and it's annoying and feels wasteful to have to pay for a liner I'm never going to wear.
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: I don’t mind the fact that they don’t come with a liner. I mind the fact that they cost as much as premium shorts with a liner, but they’re only a shell. If the shorts were $90, they’d be in line with others, which is a bit puzzling since their shirts are right in line with other premium brands’ prices
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: Yep. I use bibs only and now I only buy shorts without liners.
  • 1 0
 Out of my price range (for reason repeatedly mentioned by others above) but I admit they nailed the looks. The exact opposite of TLD,which by itself is an indication of good taste.
  • 1 0
 Can we get a podcast that includes a story about being "permanently damaged" from falling onto a multitool,... or eating paint chips as a kid. call it "Tales from the Short Bus"
  • 4 0
 Will these be available at my local WalMart soon?
  • 3 0
 All those years of research, just to follow in the footsteps of POC and Pearl Izumi. Boom.
  • 1 1
 i couldn’t even watch the whole video. It’s just nauseating with the shaky cam and short, jerky transitions between clips. combined with the recent toyota ad fail, and it’s looking like companies are trying to avoid paying influencers that don’t deliver, but are also trying to save money by not hiring professional agencies and media teams.
  • 4 1
 Love the look! Hopefully there are some men's tanks in the works.
  • 3 0
 Clothing looks really good, well done-that video however was a pile.
  • 2 0
 It's like $15 more than the equivalent TLD stuff. Hard to get too outraged.
  • 1 0
 I'm not outraged, but I've never spent more than $15 on a jersey, so I would say thats a notable amount. Even better, I prefer the shirts I get for $5 from Kohls and wear them unless I need some pockets.
Is the $15 for the extra 1/4 of a sleeve? They can keep that T-ball cut.
  • 1 0
 Guess my 40$ TLD GP jersey and my 90$ ZOIC shorts make me a "got it at Ross on sale" MTB'r when I see "100$ for a Jersey is fine"
  • 1 0
 Same. I cant believe what people genuinely call acceptable pricing.
  • 2 0
 3/4 sleeved shirts looks good what frame brand would you suggest to fit with?
  • 4 1
 If you buy a $70 tank top, please do not come ride with me any more.
  • 1 0
 The designs and general aesthetic are actually very nice. But the logo in a MTB context is like wearing an "I"m an a*shole" sign on your back...
  • 2 0
 Wouldn't want to look bad during the trailhead fashion show...
  • 1 0
 Wow, Rapha is a bargain compared to Kitsbow! LOL However, I'm a forever fan of ENNEF. The DP3 pants and shorts are in a class of their own.
  • 1 0
 Missing the collar but otherwise great golfing gear for this new refined breed of successful shredder. See you in the country club chaps.
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 to cheap.....i need my clothtes to be more expensive then my bike/s
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 What exactly is the recycled fabric? If not Merino Wool.....
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 I think they mean fabric made from recycled *material*, not recycled fabric. Probably polyethylene bottles -> polyester fabric.
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 @MtbSince84: Garbage then for the price. Patagonia wool marino, POC wool marino or Needs Factory...nature is smarter than synthetic human nonsense...
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 @MikeyMT: Just giving you the info.
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 ... I would legitimately buy that helmet if it weren't plastered in `rapha`.
  • 2 0
 They see me rollin' they hatin'
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 PB comments about boutique bikes - "Dentist Bike and i see through your marketing hype".
PB comments about boutique clothing - "Sign me up and pass the koolaid".
  • 2 0
 Cute shirts. I may be interested in wearing one.
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 It actually looks damnnn good!
  • 1 0
 Wonder why they didn't use Josh Bryceland since he was already wearing their products.
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 Repair kit is an amazing idea. Good shout on that!
  • 1 1
 Always been happy with Rapha stuff. It's super comfy. Typically rather spendy, but it's nice to see pricing inline with other big brands for their MTB line.
  • 2 0
 Nothing makes me feel core like a three quarter sleave
  • 1 0
 This is what @troyleedesigns should hae been doing with their time instead of putting tigers on everything.
  • 3 0
 TLD is basically the clothing version of Pit Viper sunglasses now.
  • 2 0
 Hit the rock on enchanted like a champ
  • 1 0
 I've always liked rapha's bibs/jerseys until finding out they are owned by wallmart Frown
  • 4 2
 Sick Walmart kit, yo
  • 1 0
 Jackets, or shells should have had 2 way zippers.
  • 1 0
 I think that we all remember the first time we sent it over the gorby gap.
  • 2 0
 Fred.
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 when they re probably made in Vietnam
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 go to army navy store buy surplus workout gear then have more money to spend on your bike win win Smile
  • 3 4
 Look good, but lose the logo. A bit too Lacoste, Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren . . . . Which has no place in MTB culture.
  • 3 1
 Yeah everybody knows mountain bikers want TREK taking up 130% of the T-shirt
  • 1 0
 Overpriced
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