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Rapha Introduces New “Lines” Collection

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Inspired by the visual pace of optical art, the new Rapha Lines collection features a unique print that gives the illusion of movement even when static.

Incorporating products from across the Rapha range, including the brand’s City and Pro Team collections, Lines brings the most basic of visual forms to life, adding rhythm and repetition to your ride.

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Elite performance in a striking design

Rapha’s short sleeve Pro Team cycling jerseys have been overhauled to offer three options according to the conditions you ride in. The Pro Team Flyweight Jersey is Rapha’s lightest and coolest cycling jersey. Made of a supremely lightweight fabric, the jersey is designed for training and racing in hot and humid conditions. This Lines special edition of the jersey has a design influenced by the Optical Art movement of the 1960s, which was pioneered by Bridget Riley and focused on the creation of optical illusions through art.

When worn with the Lines Pro Team Lightweight Gilet, which features the same print, a fluid and layered appearance is created, following the central themes of the Lines collection of rhythm and repetition. Pro Team products are the leading edge of Rapha’s performance technology, developed and proven through four years of work with the world’s best cyclists, Team Sky. Elite racewear, available to all.

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Rhythm in the ride

This is a new cycling jersey for riders in hot and humid climates. The fabric of the jersey – which replaces last year’s Super Lightweight Jersey – is extremely technical: perforated for breathability, high-wicking to take sweat away from your skin, and fast-drying.

The jersey has a classic fit, for a comfortable on-bike position rather than a tight Pro Team cut, yet has all of the performance features suited to any type of riding. A reverse coil lockdown puller locks the zip in place, while new gusseted pockets expand to allow for greater storage. A mesh panel under the pockets offers excellent breathability and the sleeve hems are bonded back for a sleek finish. It is the perfect jersey for flying on two wheels as the temperature rises.

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Packable wind gilet

The Pro Team Lightweight Gilet is a thin outer layer that can be worn all year round. Extremely lightweight, it can pack down to be stored in a jersey pocket until a cold descent or as the sun drops. Upgraded for 2017 and made of a new fabric which offers greater stretch for an improved fit.

When worn with the Lines Pro Team Flyweight Jersey, which features the same print, a fluid and layered appearance is created, following the central themes of the Lines collection of rhythm and repetition.

The two-way VISLON zip, allowing you to unzip from the bottom for easy access to your jersey pockets, is also improved. As with all Pro Team products, everything about this cycling gilet is designed with performance and comfort in mind: a mesh fabric on the inner collar and perforated holes on the neck help you avoid overheating and the directly applied silicon on the front hem helps keep the gilet in place during hard rides. Whether worn during warm-ups, early morning starts, or as a last resort backup if the weather suddenly changes, the Pro Team Lightweight Gilet has your back.

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High-wicking base layer for summer riding

This is a cycling base layer created for riding and racing in warm to hot conditions. Developed in conjunction with professional cyclists, the main body is made from an open mesh fabric that offers exceptional breathability and moisture transfer, while the stretch side panels offer a close, Pro Team fit.

This base layer looks best when paired with the Pro Team Flyweight Jersey or Pro Team Lightweight Gilet in the Lines designs.

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The classic t-shirt in 100% merino with a special edition print

A special edition T-shirt with an updated, merino knit, providing a softer feel against the skin but retaining the natural breathability, odor control and wicking characteristics the wool is renowned for.

When worn with the Lines Pack Jacket featuring the same print a fluid, and layered, appearance is produced, following the central themes of the Lines collection of rhythm and repetition and creating an optical illusion of its own.

Cut with a regular City fit, the rear hem is dropped to keep the back covered while on the bike and the signature Rapha band features on the left arm.

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Keep the sun at arms length

These Pro Team Arm Screens are for riders looking for protection from the sun in warm to hot climates, or as a layer of protection from the wind and chill of fast descents. Lightweight, breathable and with an SPF rating of 40, they can be worn comfortably all ride.

These special Lines edition  The arm screens look best when paired with the other Pro Team special Lines editions, such as the Flyweight Jersey and Lightweight Gilet.

You can learn more about the Rapha Lines Collection here.

 

 

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