The Rapha Core Collection

At the heart of any cyclist’s wardrobe are the items that we reach for daily. The go-to pieces of kit that we pull on time and time again; dependable; reliable, and the very definition of the Rapha Core collection

Rapha Core Collection
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Known for its innovation and quality, Rapha has taken learnings from its most iconic ranges like Classic, Brevet and Pro Team to create the Core range. Perfected with a global Wear Testing program that includes riders from the pro peloton, each product is tested to the limit before making the grade. With both male and female specific options available, the apparel adopts a Classic Rapha fit, chamois, style, quality and comfort, without any unnecessary extras.

Featuring all of cycling essentials, Rapha Core has been designed without compromise, delivering high spec finishing details and retaining exceptional quality. 

The range of cyclewear has become the trusted choice for all cycling disciplines and by all levels of riders, from complete beginner to race winners. Soft breathable fabrics are combined with close but unrestrictive fit, making the collection versatile for all rides and all weather conditions. 

On test the male and female range has proved unbeatable, scoring top marks and winning awards, becoming valuable and essential pieces of kit for even the reviewers. 

Rapha Core Collection

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Items such as the Rapha Core Cargo bib shorts, ‘which are built around the brilliant Rapha Core bib short, add versatility to an already comfortable package’ making the Cycling Weekly tester promote them to standard road ride duties, and want to ‘use a pair on every bike ride’ if he could. 

Whether you’re starting your love affair with riding a bike, or are a seasoned rider, Rapha Core sets a new standard in value no matter what, where or when you ride.  

Rapha Core capsule 

Three highly functional garments for daily rides and adventures, which don’t sacrifice form or break the bank. 

Rapha Core Jerseys

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Rapha Core Cycling Jersey £60

Cycling Weekly review score 9/10

A staple of any cycling wardrobe will be the versatile mid-weight short sleeved Core cycling jersey. Available in multiple colours with contrasting trims for a classic Rapha look, the side panels and a male or female cut meant that Cycling Weekly found it to be a ‘high quality construction, fit and style’. Featuring three rear pockets with secure storage, the Core Jersey is perfect for dressing up or down depending on the weather making it a great all-round piece of cycling kit. 

Rapha Core Cargo Shorts

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Rapha Core Cargo bib shorts 

£110/ £95

Cycling Weekly review score 10/10

On test Cycling Weekly found that ‘no matter how much you fill the pockets, they’re truly a fit-and-forget pair of shorts’. The exceptional fit of this four pocket design makes these an incredibly adaptable pair of shorts for on and off road adventures. The women’s version are waist shorts, which is reflected in the price, but do feature a chamois that was found to be an ‘absolute dream’. If you buy one pair of bib shorts, buy the Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice winning Rapha Core Cargo pair. 

Rapha Core Rain Jacket

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Rapha Core Rain Jacket II £100

The lightweight rain jacket, made from durable waterproof fabric, allows excess heat and moisture to escape, while blocking out the wind and rain. At just 124g, it’s capable of packing down to fit in a rear pocket, ensuring that coping with changeable weather conditions while out riding is a total breeze.

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