While Rapha’s Pro Team line has been out for a few years now, there’s a definitive push to continue producing more technical road wear. As well as the introduction of an actual pattern.
Rapha regarding the pattern: “The most striking visual feature of this season’s Pro Team collection is the Data Print, a collaboration that creates graphic art from the science of modern road racing. London-based design studio Accept & Proceed used the ride data from the three weeks of a Team Sky rider’s grand tour to produce a unique graphic. Charting the story of each stage, the resulting print is made up of precisely scaled chevrons mapping the rider’s distance, elevation gain and effort.”
Admittedly, I initially wasn’t so sure about the pattern, but as I’ve been working on this post it’s grown on me. Would love to see this in more colors.