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Rapha Continental – The Movie

CultureComments ⋅ May 27, 2011
The Rapha Continental began in 2007, driven by the idea to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the lost art of cycling. Now in their fifth year, the main sensation that they – the ‘non-team’ of riders known as the Rapha Continental – hav...

Rapha Continental: Amgen Tour of California 2011

CultureComments ⋅ May 8, 2011
With each season of riding as the Rapha Continental, the brand has continually learned from the people they’ve met. Whether it be appreciating the art of taxidermy on the backroads of West Virginia and Tennessee, discovering nicknames for t...

Rapha “City Riding” Video

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 23, 2011
Rapha highlight aspects of its Spring/Summer 2011 collection with a short video documenting city riding. Despite the often iconic and timeless nature of the brand, the video directed by Ben Ingham offers some interesting visuals alongside an indu...

Rapha Cyclists Prepare for Paris-Roubaux

CultureComments ⋅ Apr 7, 2011
This video follows five Rapha riders as the cyclists prepare for the Paris-Roubaix races. Held in northern France, the annual one-day professional race is famous for its treacherous course which takes cyclists through a rough terrain of mud and c...

Rapha + Paul Smith 2011 Spring/Summer Collection Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 5, 2011
Following up on a previously seen video short, here are some stills representing Rapha + Paul Smith’s 2011 Spring/Summer Collection. The range encompasses both a balance of casual everyday looks with the inclusion of something more refined,...

Rapha x Paul Smith 2011 Spring/Summer Collection Video

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 24, 2011
To help set the mood for this season’s collection, bike-centric brand Rapha and Paul Smith link up to offer a short video. As the inclusion of Rapha would suggest, the video focuses heavily on cycling which also offers a preview of the coll...

Rapha 2011 Spring/Summer Collection Video

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 5, 2011
Spanning both performance and lifestyle-minded cycling apparel and accessories, Rapha help kick off the brand’s 2011 spring/summer collection with a short video. The season’s offerings span competitive racing apparel, training kits, f...

Rapha Bicycle Collection

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 11, 2011
Beginning January 2011 and for the next two years, Rapha has partnered with four masters of frame-building to offer four distinct, handmade bicycles. Each partner has been selected because of the mastery of their craft and passion for road cyclin...

Rapha Jeans

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2011
If you’re in search for a durable and refined pair of jeans, look no further than cycling enthusiasts Rapha for their upcoming denim drop. Cut from a nylon-denim blend, the jeans are specifically tailored for cyclists by featuring a straight-leg...

Rapha Continental Film Trailer

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 22, 2010
Cycling connoisseurs Rapha present a trailer for their upcoming Rapha Continental film, looking to release in the Spring of 2011. Few details are available but this should definitely be an intriguing watch for the enthusiasts and casual fans a li...

A Conversation: Rapha + Paul Smith

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 24, 2010
In this exclusive short film, Rapha founder and CEO Simon Mottram talks to Sir Paul Smith about the celebrated designer’s love of cycling. A revealing and engaging portrait of one man’s enduring passion for the sport, Paul Smith recalls his days...

Rapha iPhone App

TechComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2010
The good folks at Rapha have designed and developed an app for the iPhone to help organize and plan all your cycling adventures. The app allows you to view and plan your route and meet-up locale, and features intensity and terrain grades to help...

Rapha x Paul Smith Knitted Hat

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 8, 2010
Cycling specialists Rapha team up with Paul Smith on a new knitted hat, based of the classic Belgian-style winter cycling cap. The piece features a silver reflective yarn and purple stripe, crafted from 100% Merino wool. Flamboyance and function...

The Rig Out Magazine “30 Century Man” Editorial

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 6, 2010
Oi Polloi’s in-house zine “The Rig Out” has produced this editorial entitled “30 Century Man”. Shot in Norway, the feature is named after Scott Walker’s song of the same name. With photography by Antony Crook a...

Paul Smith x Rapha Condor Sharp “London” Video

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 2, 2010
Back in 2009, Paul Smith came on board as one of the sponsors for what is now known as the Rapha Condor Sharp cycling team. Over past seasons, cycling enthusiast Paul Smith has worked closely with Rapha with their relationship manifesting itself...