/ Is Rapha kit always disappointing?
Im starting to think Rapha is only any good for poncing round London on a singlespeed rather than doing any actual cycling. Have learnt my lesson and will stick with Endura.
Just wondering if anyone has got any of their stuff that they think is worth the money?
I've not got many things new, mainly from the bay or sample sales so the starting price has been less of an issue too.
Mr TC has Rapha 'legs' and apart from the 'rapha' lettering peeling off, they've withstood a fair hammering. He can also report that he's very happy with his Winter Cap (i.e. it has to be wrestled off him)
Our club did have a 20% discount code but sadly that's run out.
I can't imagine anything being better than my assos shorts and if there is such a thing I don't want to know about it unless it's cheaper.
I run cycling holidays in the south of France and Spain. I just got an email from a guy who wanted to know what detergent we use when we wash our guest's clobber after a day's ride. (I'm serious!)
I don't think he wears Castelli or Santini ;-)
> I just got an email from a guy who wanted to know what detergent we use when we wash our guest's clobber after a day's ride. (I'm serious!)
Maybe he's allergic to bio detergent (a lot of folk are)...
He mentioned expensive cycling gear in his email - no problem to us as laundry is part of the service.
It's just that I've been in Mallorca sharing a hotel with about 300 other cyclists (some pros) and not one of them used the laundry facilities. Box of powder and the shower is the old pro trick.
We get all types of allergies here - like the ceoliac who ate a bowl of pasta for lunch but not at ours in the evening ;-)
And there was the "vegetarian" who only ate animals with small eyes ;-)
I'm going to write a book.
ah here it is http://www.cyclinginquisition.com/2013/01/from-wind-tunnel-testing-to-washing.html
I have to admit I'm tempted by Stannard's Rapha Nationional Champs jersey - very cool. Breaks all the rules but might look ok here in France.
And everyone thinks you're a drugs cheat? (I'm just jealous)
I swear by my Rapha Classic bibs, super super comfy, the rest of it is a bit 'meh'. My only issue with them is they are fooking LONG in the leg.
I have a not-so-secret love affair with DHB (Wiggles own) jerseys. Windslam is fantastic, had it about a year and a half and worn it probably 250 days?
Have their summer pro bib tits too which are great.
Would have to win the lotto for some Assos or Rapha gear. Would rather spend the money on the bike!
Thanks to you and others for the heads up on DHB much more my price range.
Was walking past a shop in London that was showing some cycling. They had some comfy chairs and related magazines so stopped off to watch. After 20 odd minutes felt a bit like I should buy something so ordered an expresso and a slice of cake. I think, only think! I got change from 7 quid.
And there you have my one and only experience of Rapha.
Have you looked at Lusso kit; made in the UK & any stuff I've had from them has been good quality
I had some Lusso longs made out of that Roubaix lycra - lasted me through many winters.
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