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Announcing the Spring/Summer 2017 Rapha Women’s Range

18th May 2017

Rapha expands offering of on-bike apparel for Summer 2017


This season Rapha has continued to elevate and expand its women’s range, with new products for racing, training and long-distance riding. To highlight the range, we sent three riders on a training camp in Malaga to build their mountain legs and give the new products an outing in the warm Spanish weather.

See the feature here: rapha.cc/malaga


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Rapha has worked to perfect the women’s range and add hot-weather products to ensure that female riders have kit for all conditions and temperature ranges. With a focus on fabrics, finishes and seam placement, the Souplesse range in particular has been evolved for improved on-bike fit with fabrics more closely matched to Rapha’s Pro Team collection, which has been obsessively researched and developed with input from leading men’s and women’s WorldTour teams including CANYON//SRAM, whose insights have led this season’s innovation.


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The Brevet range, for long-distance and multi-day riding, has seen the addition of essential pieces for women including bib shorts with a perforated chamois and fabrics that can be washed and dried overnight. In the Classic range, the Women’s Classic Wind Jacket II and

Women’s Classic Gilet II have been overhauled with a fabric update and increased reflectivity built into the seams. New for SS17 is the Women’s Flyweight Jersey for hot weather riding – our lightest jersey yet, with fit, fabric and details designed for comfort in hot and humid conditions.


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Maria Olsson, Rapha’s Pro Team and Souplesse designer, said:

“We worked a lot on pressure points and how to minimise pressure across the body whilst still keeping you supported and comfortable. The new additions to the range are the culmination of years of research and we have worked obsessively to perfect every detail.”

Alongside the new additions to the women’s range, the Rapha Women’s 100 returns on the 23rd July. A display of collective spirit amongst cyclists around the world, thousands of women will ride at least 100km wherever they are.



See Rapha's New Women’s 2017: rapha.cc/womens100