Run on short but technical courses, criterium races are over in a flash. Created specifically for the rigors of an all-out, hour-long effort, Rapha’s new Crit Collection is made for speed, while offering reflective highlights inspired by road markings so cyclists are sure to stand out under the lights of summertime twilight races.
Rapha’s new Crit Collection comprises the British brand’s Pro Team Crit Jersey, Bib Shorts, Suit, Technical T-Shirt, Long Sleeve Technical T-Shirt, Women’s Jersey, Women’s Bib Shorts II and socks.
PRO TEAM CRIT JERSEY AND PRO TEAM CRIT BIB SHORTS – MEN’S AND WOMEN’S
Made of a lightweight, highly breathable fabric with excellent stretch, the jersey fits close to the body for an aerodynamic advantage. There’s a full-length, easy-glide zip for extra ventilation on the fly, and a laser cut, bonded inner placket to ensure the zip does not damage your bibs. Reworked Rapha logos are featured on the sleeves, while reflective applications extend over the shoulders to the rear pockets. The dual-layer pockets use a unique design that integrates airflow-promoting mesh and a transparent layer that holds a race number, eliminating the need to pin your jersey.The front hem is bonded for minimal bulk and bunching while in aggressive race positions, while at the rear, an elastic gripper holds the jersey in place, ready to rail bends and turns heads.
The Pro Team Crit Bib Shorts make use of the same lightweight fabrics as our Pro Team Bib Shorts II but diverge on design with a unique pattern inspired by road markings flashing under racers’ wheels. For an aerodynamic advantage, the shorts are cut slightly longer in the leg, with a streamlined, single seam construction for a compressive yet comfortable fit. Low-profile silicone leg grippers keep the short stable during the toughest efforts while a new Rapha logo on either leg adds a flash of color. Our race-ready Pro Team chamois features dual-density foam for optimal support and an antibacterial top sheet for long-lasting comfort. The bib’s upper section is made with a lightweight, breathable fabric whose mechanical stretch provides excellent support. High-stretch panels over the shoulders ensure a close fit for riders of all heights and bonded edges make for a low-profile fit beneath a race jersey. For clear communication during the chaos of a crit, there’s a radio pocket on the back.
PRO TEAM CRIT SUIT
Created for the demands of racing all-out for an hour, the Crit Suit features innovative technical features and a unique design with reflective applications to ensure you stand out when racing in low light. The suit’s upper section is made of a lightweight, highly breathable fabric with a natural stretch that provides an aerodynamic advantage over your rivals. The fabric wicks sweat away from the skin to regulate body temperature efficiently, while an easy-glide zip allows for adjustments on the fly.
Modeled after road markings, reflective applications extend over the shoulders to the rear pockets. The dual-layer pockets use a unique design that integrates airflow-promoting mesh and a transparent layer that holds a race number, eliminating the need to pin your jersey. Cut longer in the leg, the shorts are made using the same material as our Pro Team Bib Shorts II, with a streamlined single seam construction for a compressive yet comfortable fit. Low-profile silicone leg grippers provide optimal, pressure-dispersed support over the thigh for a more stable overall fit. At the center of the suit is our race-ready, Pro Team chamois with dual-density foam for comfort even during the all-out effort of a criterium.
Dark Navy/Red: $285
PRO TEAM CRIT TECHNICAL T-SHIRT – LONG AND SHORT SLEEVE
From downtown circuits to white-knuckle sprints, criterium racing is a world away from three week Grand Tours. Our dedicated collection celebrates the unique atmosphere of a crit and includes this Technical T-Shirt for warming up or supporting from behind the barriers. Made using the same fabric as our flyweight jerseys, the t-shirt is lightweight and breathable with a gradient knit structure. This fabric not only wicks sweat away from the skin, but also disperses moisture over a greater area, creating an incredibly fast-drying shirt. The textured fabric combined with a loose fit helps the t-shirt stand off your skin for improved heat convection and airflow, allowing you to stay cool and protected in hot conditions. The mesh yoke further aids airflow for comfort on hot days while the bonded hem helps prevent bunching when riding. Created for this collection, a reworked Rapha logo is featured across the chest.
PRO TEAM CRIT SOCKS
The sweat-wicking, nylon fabric makes the Pro Team Crit Socks the ideal choice on race day. Soft and comfortable, the socks have added elastane in the cuff to ensure they stay in position when you’re riding hard. A breathable mesh upper allows heat to escape, while a wider gauge weave across the bridge provides ventilation. The socks also feature reinforced toe and heel boxes for durability that lasts for corner after corner, week in, week out.
Dark Navy/Red and Turquoise/Dark Green: $20
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