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Rapha Condor Sharp Team Bike Stolen

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Dan Broom, a member of the Race across America competition, has reported that his Rapha Condor Sharp team issue bike has been stolen in Godalming, Surrey on January 5.

Dan’s bike has carried the rider in a 3,000 mile cross country travel from California all the way to Maryland in June 2010 as part of a fund raiser for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Broom has described his bike as a 55cm Condor Leggero with a black overall frame with a Rapha logo detailed in pink. Its frame number is CO552551509.

The bike is also outfitted with great parts, including a Shimano Ultegra 6700 groupset as well as Dura-Ace laminate wheels. In addition Deda bar and stem, Frizik Arione saddles and continental tires accompany the bike.

When spotted, please contact Dan Broom via email at or even contact local authorities….

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Rapha Winter Collar

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Just in time for winter cycling, Rapha ushers in its Winter Collar for warmth. The famous merino wool blend fabric makes the Rapha Winter Collar a versatile item. To be used for winter cycling or city cycling, the collar is great to cover up your neck and face, protecting it from the cold weather.

It’s breathable, soft to the touch and continues to have that natural wicking quality consistent in merino wool. It comes in colors of pink, red and black. One size fits all since it is stretchable and it has flat locked seams for durability and strength. MSRP is £25.00.

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Rapha Bomber Jacket

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Rapha introduces the Bomber Jacket, a light weight and comfortable jacket for city rides or daily commuting.

Breaking the Rapha Bomber Jacket down, it features waterproof tough fabric on the shoulders that prevents rips occurring from messenger bag straps.

The body of the Bomber jacket is composed of breathable water resistant materials, while the front panels uses brushed polyester to fight against the wind.

Rapha has paid a fair amount of attention to detail with its Bomber jacket. For example, Rapha placed a small hole on the front for an iPod and cable loops to run it up the shoulder. To stop the jacket from rising up, a jersey rib hem was implemented. On the inside, a large chest pocket is placed that will avoid the straps of messenger bags.

Available now at Rapha for £210.

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Rapha + Paul Smith – A Conversation (Video)

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The Rapha + Paul Smith collection is not your normal cycling apparel, unless you label it “high-end”. Paul Smith’s passion for cycling runs deeper than his collaboration with Rapha, as he once aspired to become a professional cyclist.

A video called “A Conversation” released by Rapha featuring Paul Smith and Simon Mottram, founder and CEO of Rapha.

The video features Paul Smith taking a trip back in his days of cycling at a younger age, people that inspired him, and his father’s confusion for the sport of cycling.

You can also hear Smith speak of today’s cycling era and how it has emerged in the online world.

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Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case

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The Rapha + Paul Smith version of the Rapha Essentials Case is now available to the market. This leather case is perfect for small tools and spares that follow you around.

Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case has bound seams and is lined with a loud purple and black polka dot pattern on one side and on the other side is the “The freedom of the open road” motto especially handwritten by Paul Smith himself.

The Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case is large enough to fit any spare inner tube, levers, gas cylinder or even an average-sized multi-tool or a handy phone, while an inner small pocket was intended to hold credit cards or IDs.

The case’s outer bearing has the embossed Rapha + Paul Smith logos at a price of $60.00.

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Rapha Cross Apparel

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In lieu with cyclocross season, Rapha introduces its Cross Jersey and Cross 3/4 Bib Shorts. It also has an umbrella and cap in its line-up.

The Rapha Cross Jersey is made with lightweight merino fabric, which aids in keeps you dry. It has a racing cut, slim fit design with side panels. Six sizes are offered with reinforced foam pad on the shoulders and pink, red and blue stripes as Rapha’s signature design for the line. The Cross Jersey also has a rear pocket for stowing other valuables and it closes with n O-ring zip. The Cross Jersey also has a drawstring back where you can put it in after use, together with the Cross 3/4 Bib Shorts.

The Rapha Cross 3/4 Bib Shorts uses a lighter version of Rapha’s regular 3/4 bib shorts to accommodate the demands for the sport. It has neoprene padding on the lower back for…

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Rapha Skincare

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Rapha launched a new skincare line that is specific for cyclists’ use. Handmade in the UK, the Performance SKincare uses ingredients from the herbs on Mount Ventoux. The new skincare line is composed of chamois cream, winter embrocation and soap.

The Rapha soap is a combination of rich, natural oils. The soap has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. It comes in lavender, rosemary, lemon, cypress and other natural herbs that can give you a thorough cleaning not only for your skin but even for your Rapha gloves and mitts.

The Rapha Chamois Cream is used for hydration and to prevent chafing of the skin during daily rides. Made with patchouli, cistus and altar cedar, it has been tested by Rapha riders of more than 14 hours.

The Rapha Winter Embrocation is ideal for keeping you in the game by moisturizing your skin in cooler, dry conditions. Main ingredients for the embrocation are essential…

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