Normally I’d have something witty and personal to add to a release. Not this time. Rapha nails it with the video, setting the tone for the launch of the line.

Rapha says: “The Rapha Core Collection delivers everyday essentials rooted in performance functionality. At the heart of the brand’s pared-back design philosophy, Core garments are a distillation of Rapha’s expertise at making the world’s best cycling clothing. Rapha Core is nothing more and nothing less than the basics, perfectly crafted, and should be training day staples for every discerning road cyclist.”

The Rapha Men’s and Women’s Core Jersey ($115USD) is made of a soft, light-stretch fabric, this jersey is shaped for an on-bike fit, has attractive colour-matched details throughout, and a deep-cut silicon gripper to ensure it stays in place when you’re riding. Both men’s and women’s jerseys share the same colors: black, pink, and navy, with light blue added to the men’s line.

The Rapha Core Bib Shorts ($150USD), featuring the same proven Rapha chamois pad used in our Classic bib shorts, these comfortable cycling shorts have leg grippers lined with soft silicone for a smooth, low-profile fit and are made with a dense-knit fabric for support and modesty. They are available in all black, or a black/cream combination.

The Rapha Women’s Core Shorts ($120USDuse collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, they are constructed for simple quality.