Canyon-SRAM's beautiful 2016 hits the Rapha shop, although it's bad news for us blokes

When Canyon-SRAM launched their new kit late last year we could hardly belive our eyes. In a world where cycling kits have become drab and boring, suddenly here was a kit with a striking design and flashes of red, yellow, green, pink, and blue all over the black base of the jersey.

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And now this beautiful kit is available to buy through Rapha. There is a choice of three main pieces of riding clothing: an aero jersey (£130), gilet (£80), and bib shorts (£170), all of which have the colourful design that is, according to the clothing’s designer, inspired by “the warning tape you see used on building sites and along the street; specifically when there are multiple layers wrapped around scaffolding poles or broken lamp posts to highlight potential dangers.”

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Alongside the jersey, shorts and gilet, you can also buy a snood (£15), cap (£20), musette (£15), and t-shirt (£30) with the same design, with everything being made available in a wide range of sizes.

The bad news (for us blokes) is that all of the riding kit is only available in women’s sizes and cuts. Come on, Rapha, at least give us a chance to try and pull off this great look.