RELEASE: Rapha's new MTB Line

"What is Rapha Performance Trailwear? It’s far more than the fabrics and features you see on the shelf behind every garment is a story. From backcountry bikepacking trips and World Cup competitions, to afternoon laps around our US headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, every garment we make is tested by our elite athletes and weartesters. And with a roster that includes Olympic medallist Jill Kintner, EWS racer Ella Conolly and XC legend Adam Craig as well as Bryn Atkinson, Eliot Jackson and Joey Schusler, we’re able to push our products to the limit. Riding and racing in locations around the globe, our wear testers have put this kit through its paces on the world’s best trails to guarantee that it won’t crack under pressure or fade over time.

The Trail ¾ Sleeve Jersey is a modern take on the classic ¾ sleeve mountain bike jersey. Constructed from a 100% recycled, light and breathable fabric to keep you cool in the heat, it’s also durable and snag resistant thanks to an incredibly high strength knit. A textured fabric back not only wicks sweat away from the skin but also disperses the moisture over a greater area, creating an incredibly fast-drying shirt that remains comfortable. On the sleeves, a strong, double weave fabric keeps your arms shielded from stray branches or a light tumble, while an antibacterial treatment maintains freshness for longer days on the bike. And for the inevitable crash that causes more damage than you can ignore, included are a set of repair patches in the same colours and fabrics of the jersey that offer a handy at home repair option so you and your jersey can get back to the trails.

The cornerstone of the Rapha Performance Trailwear range, the Menʼs Trail Shorts are a durable, fully featured mountain bike short with a contoured, variable width belt for locked-in comfort on the bike. Constructed from a durable yet forgiving plain weave stretch nylon, these shorts are tough enough to handle the abuse of all-mountain riding, while still prioritizing flexibility and breathability. An ergonomic pattern means the shorts move with you, with seams and panels placed strategically to allow for freedom of movement whether you’re grinding up a climb or going for it on the descent. The fit of the shorts has been sized to comfortably accommodate a liner and tailored to be used with or without modern trail knee pads. To keep the shorts secure, an anatomically contoured variable width belt system locks you in behind a button closure at the waist. To the front, two large hand pockets provide rapid access, while two zipped side pockets offer storage for keys or other essentials. And for the inevitable crash that causes more damage than you can ignore, included are a set of repair patches in the same colour and fabric as the shorts that offer a handy at-home repair option so you and your shorts can get back to the trails.

The Men's Trail Cargo Bib Liner Shorts are a lightweight underlayer constructed from recycled materials designed to work seamlessly with the Men's Trail Shorts. Drawing on 15 years of innovation, we’ve carried over technology and fabrics from our award winning bib short range to create a pair of fast-wicking and durable cargo bib liners that will boost comfort on any mountain bike ride. Mesh uppers promote airflow to keep you cool on the hottest days, while the fast-wicking and lightweight main fabric promotes next to skin comfort. To the back, two rear cargo pockets offer extra storage space for essentials.

The cornerstone of the Women’s Rapha Performance Trailwear range, the Women’s Trail Shorts are constructed from a durable yet forgiving plain weave stretch nylon which are tough enough to handle

the abuse of daily mountain biking, while still prioritizing flexibility and breathability. An ergonomic pattern means the shorts move with you, with seams and panels placed strategically to allow for freedom of movement – whether you’re grinding up a climb or going for it on the descent. A low profile stretch waist creates locked-in comfort on and off the bike, while the fit of the shorts has been sized to accommodate a liner, and tailored to fit with or without modern trail knee pads. On the front, two zippered side pockets offer storage for essentials and a phone. And for the inevitable crash that causes more damage than you can ignore, included are a set of repair patches in the same colour and fabric as the shorts that offer a handy at-home repair option so you and your shorts can get back to the trails.

The Women’s Trail Liner Shorts are a lightweight underlayer designed to work seamlessly with a pair of Women's Trail Shorts. Constructed from recycled materials, the Liner Shorts carry over technology and fabrics from our award winning bib short range to create a pair of fast-wicking and durable liners that boosts comfort on any trail. Featuring lightweight mesh panels on the sides to promote airflow, these shorts will help to keep you cool on the hottest days.

The Trail Technical T-Shirt is a light and breathable top designed specifically for mountain biking. Constructed from recycled materials, the Trail Technical T-Shirt is durable and snag resistant

thanks to an incredibly high strength knit while remaining incredibly airy and lightweight. A honeycomb fabric structure not only wicks sweat away from the skin but also disperses the 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 a rider’s skin for improved comfort, while an antibacterial treatment maintains freshness for longer days in the saddle. And for the inevitable crash that causes more damage than you can ignore,

included are a set of repair patches in the same colour and fabric as the t-shirt that offer a handy at-home repair option so you and your shirt can get back to the trails.

The Lightweight Trail Jacket is a packable windproof shell made for mountain biking in changing conditions. Made with a lightweight yet breathable ripstop nylon fabric that’s treated for durable water repellency (DWR), this jacket offers unrivaled weather protection in a seriously small package. A helmet compatible

hood features an adjustable cinch cord to offer a locked-in fit when the conditions turn nasty, while an oversized TPU zip puller allows for easy ventilation while riding. When you’re not wearing the jacket, it stows into its chest pocket for maximum packability. Further still, the Lightweight Trail Jacket comes with an added strap that allows you to cinch your jacket down to your frame for a clean, off body storage solution.

The Women’s Trail Tank is made for mountain biking in the heat. Constructed from a light and breathable fabric to keep you cool when the temperature soars, it’s also durable and snag resistant thanks to an incredibly high strength knit. The honeycomb weave fabric structure, made of recycled materials, not only wicks sweat away from the skin but also disperses the moisture over a greater area, creating an incredibly fast-drying top. The textured fabric combined with a loose fit helps the tank stand off a rider’s skin for improved comfort, while an antibacterial treatment maintains freshness for longer days in the saddle. And for the inevitable crash that causes more damage than you can ignore, included are a set of repair patches

in the same colour and fabric as the tank that offer a handy at-home repair option so you and your shirt can get back to the trails.

The Trail Hip Pack is a dependable companion for longer days on the trail, capable of safely stowing your things while you ride. Constructed from a fully recycled, durable ripstop fabric that’s easy to clean, this comfortable hip pack features multiple storage and fixing solutions for your essentials – including two water bottle pouches, a 3 litre internal capacity, and an external drawcord that can be used to strap

down a jacket or extra layer. A further front valuables pocket inside the pack includes a key clip for safe carriage of your valuables. Adjustable waist straps provide a locked-in fit, while a form-fitting and breathable back panel boosts comfort at the same time as preventing the pack from jostling while you

ride. Finally, an aquaguard zip seals things up, adding an extra layer of protection against the elements.

The Pro Team Full Frame Glasses are designed to ensure a clear line of sight and complete stability on even the roughest terrain. The frame is made with lightweight, injection-moulded Grilamid that holds that lens securely in place and protects from the elements. Megol arm grippers provide high levels of grip in all conditions and the nose piece, made with the same material, comes in two sizes for an adjustable fit. Snap lock hinges make the glasses easier to put on and remove while adding further stability. And for improved ventilation, subtle vents are positioned along the edges of the hydrophobic, anti-fog lens, which is interchangeable with a wide range of spare lenses for clear vision in any light conditions.