When the summer starts to disappear, the nights draw in, and the family BBQ’s become a distant memory, many Cyclist turn their attention to the muddier discipline on 2 wheels. If this is your poison, and for those who still want to make a statement, Rapha have unveiled their new Cyclo-Cross collection for men and women ahead of the upcoming 2016-17 Autumn/winter season.
As is Rapha’s custom, we can possibly expect more to come from the range in the coming weeks, but for now they have released the Super Cross Jersey, with the familiar Rapha Cross brand on the right arm, a blue triangular pattern, cut from a flat-faced performance fabric with an anti-bacterial treatment. The jersey also features a full length zip, hem grippers with a drawcord for an exacting on-bike fit. With three rear pockets and a zipped valuables pocket for ample storage, and a contrast collar in the signature.
The new Cross Long Sleeve Jersey for 2016 is designed for the mixed conditions of cyclocross riding, insulating against cool weather but breathable enough to remain comfortable during hard efforts. This is acheived using the new RPM150 (Rapha Performance Merino), a new softer, lighter more breathable Sportwool™ merino blend milled to Rapha’s specifications.
Finally, the Rapha Cross Long Sleeve ‘Race’ Jersey which is claimed to be the fastest jersey they have ever made; mainly due to the fit and construction being based on the Pro Team Aero Jersey, known well by Rapha fans familiar with their road range.
In addition, a small selection of accessories are available including the Cross Shoes, Super Cross Cap, Cross lightweight Snood, Cross Pro Team Socks and Cross Scarf. You can see the full range via our link below.