Reports & Features

  1. The Winning Details

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    Whether racing or training, all that riders should have to think about is their performance. Any other distraction from the task in hand slows the wheels. Clothing should be so reliable and well considered as to feel invisible. From chunky zips for gloved hands to carefully placed mesh panels for breathability, it’s the details that make the difference.

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  2. Rapha Legwear

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: Neil Bedford | Date:

    Designed with the rigours of city life in mind, this new range of Rapha legwear delivers two trousers cut for versatile performance. Made of long-lasting fabrics and including practical design features inherent to the collection, the Cotton and Loopback trousers are dynamic legwear options ideal for blasting past the boundaries of wherever your city riding takes you.

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  3. Lombardia Collection

    Words: George Tyson & Herbie Sykes | Photography: Ben Ingham | Date:

    On Sunday, 4th October 2015, Il Lombardia, or “The Race of the Falling Leaves”, returns for its 109th edition. More than 100 years on from his famous victory at the race in 1909, Rapha is celebrating Giovanni ‘Manina’ Cuniolo with the Lombardia capsule collection, as the last and most beautiful of the cycling season’s Monuments approaches.

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  4. Master the cold

    Words: Matthew Beaudin | Photography: Laura Austin | Date:

    This season’s Road collection was shot in Alaska on the Denali Highway and at the foot of the Worthington Glacier above Valdez. The Denali Highway is a 135-mile stretch of road, a bulk of it unpaved and rough, connecting two towns with a combined population of fewer than 300 people.

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  5. In the heat of the moment

    Words: | Photography: Marcus Enno | Date:

    For riders in the southern hemisphere, the weather will be warming up – as will the pace of your rides. These form-fitting garments made of lightweight fabrics are perfect for racing or riding tempo, so that in the heat of the moment, you’re ready for anything.

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  6. Go North, Get Lost

    Words: Joe Hall | Photography: George Marshall & Johan Björklund | Date:

    With the simplest of briefs, to “go north and get lost”, George Marshall and Johan Björklund set off from Katterjåkk Tourist Station in northern Sweden to spend four days exploring Scandinavia’s most mountainous region by bike, and taking photos along the way.

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  7. Lightweight Products 2015

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    They say mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, but so too do road riders chasing miles under blue skies. With the spring season comes extra motivation, camaraderie and of course, the heat. The sensation of sun on skin, and how good it feels to be kissed by that most ‘wondrous’ orb is a blessing but also something to protect yourself from.

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