Rapha Core jersey review

We review Rapha's most affordable jersey yet

rapha core jersey front
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Rapha Core jersey manages to deliver the high quality construction, fit and style that has made Rapha such a popular brand, but without the exorbitant pricetag that you might usually expect.

Reasons to buy
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    Great fit

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    Very comfortable

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    High quality construction

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    Understated design

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    Lots of size options

Reasons to avoid
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    Still quite pricey

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When the Rapha Core jersey first arrived in the Cycling Weekly office there was a fair bit of confusion. “Are you sure this is a Rapha jersey?” everyone was saying. “It doesn’t have a coloured band around the left arm and it only costs 75 quid.”

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.