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  1. Pro Team Softshell Apparel

    Words: Joe Hall | Date:

    Rapha has been using softshell technology since we launched, in 2004. The weather-resistant, breathable and tactile qualities of the fabric ensure it performs superbly in a diverse range of conditions. In 2015, this membrane-based material still proves a remarkable ally in the cyclist’s war against bad weather. Simply put, softshell acts as a second skin, working with a rider’s body to enhance natural heating – and cooling – as well as protecting from the elements.

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  2. Women’s Prestige Yatsugatake

    Words: Mari Yano | Photography: Kazuhiro Watanabe | Date:

    When I was a kid, cycling was for boys. It was always the boys who arrived at the park on bicycles to play football. It was always the boys who turned the journey home into a cycle race. And it was always the boys who talked about this or that component, and how it made their bikes go faster.

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  3. Winter in Japan

    Words: Kenji Yamada | Date:

    Few countries provide a more striking contrast between ancient and modern than Japan. At its most pronounced, it is the difference between the 21st-century city and a countryside that has…

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  4. Rapha Gift Guide 2014

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    To help you choose the perfect gifts this festive season we’ve selected some of our favourite Rapha products and accessories. Arranged by price, theme and colour, things really couldn’t be easier. And with Rapha’s premium levels of quality and service, buying gifts for the cyclists in your life is hassle free.

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  5. Rapha Gift Guide 2014

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    To help you choose the perfect gifts this festive season we’ve selected some of our favourite Rapha products and accessories. Arranged by price, theme and colour, things really couldn’t be easier. And with Rapha’s premium levels of quality and service, buying gifts for the cyclists in your life is hassle free.

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