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Rapha deals: Save on pro team kit, winter jackets and more

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Rapha might be a relatively young brand, established in 2004, but it enjoys a dedicated following. The products it makes are high quality and well-designed and it has also carved out a very specific corner of the cycling market. Rapha positions its brand as being about the lifestyle and adventure of cycling and that means doing things differently.

The brand sells primarily through its own online store and clubhouses so discounts are rare. Therefore, if you're hunting down Rapha deals the best place to look though is the Archive Sale at Rapha.cc. 'Archive Sale' is Rapha speak for discontinued items, so you may not see this year's colours, but the discounts are often very sizeable, and there are often products with a full run of sizes. It's all the same quality just not in the latest shades and styles but if you are looking to save some money this is the place to do it. However, there's a finite amount of product and once it's gone, it's gone.

While the Archive sale offers options for great deals on past items it doesn't help if you've got your eye on something current. It might help to know that discounts for current items are basically non-existent, which means there's no reason to worry about a price drop soon after you've made a purchase. There is another option though: if you are going to be buying more than one item anyway, you can bundle them together and save some money on the overall package.

The best Rapha deals

Below, you'll find a hand-picked selection of our top-picks of deals on Rapha clothing and accessories, organised by price with options for our UK, USA, Australian and European audiences. 

EF pro team kit | Up to 60% off

EF pro team kit | Up to 60% off
The so-called 'rules' say you shouldn't wear pro team kit, but rules are made to be broken and EF's kit is the coolest thing to have touched the WorldTour since Mitch Docker's mullet. There are options for men and women so wear it loud and proud, and do it with 40% off.

Rapha Inside Stories II book | 70% off

Rapha Inside Stories II book | 70% off
$6.00 | £4.50 | €5.00 | A$8.00
Anecdotes and explainers that take the reader through Rapha's history. If you own a piece of Rapha clothing, you've probably noticed the detailed story label, this book brings a collection of them and explains their meaning. A true collector's item or gift for cyclists who love a bit of Rapha. 

Men's Indoor Training T-Shirt | up to 50% off

Men's Indoor Training T-Shirt | up to 50% off
$25.00 | £19.00 | €22.00 | A$32.00
Indoor training is hot work, but Rapha has made it a bit cooler with this lightweight, sleeveless design. It's lighter weight and closer fitting than a jersey, but looser than a baselayer, with a cycle-specific cut and stretchy side panels.

Men's Logo T-shirt | 50% off

Men's Logo T-shirt | 50% off
$27.50 | £20.00 | €25.00 | A$35.00
If you've always wanted a Rapha-branded tee, but found the asking price a bit rich, then this could be your answer, thanks to the 50% saving. The Cyclingnews team can personally attest to the durability of the high-quality cotton construction. 

Men's Commuter Reflective Shirt | 50% off

Men's Commuter Reflective Shirt | 50% off
$30.00 | £22.50 | €27.50 | A$40.00
The reflective shirt includes pixelation on the lower back, for added visibility. Otherwise, it's made of the same lightweight, antibacterial performance polyester as Rapha's technical tee for comfortable riding in warmer conditions.

Mechanic's Short Sleeve Shirt | 60% off

Mechanic's Short Sleeve Shirt | 60% off
$42.00| £30.00 | €36.00 | A$52.00
Lightweight cotton fabric makes the Mechanic's Shirt a good option for warm weather fettling. You get a couple of chest pockets for your tools and extra-durable reinforced seams.

Men's Explore Technical T-Shirt | up to 51% off

Men's Explore Technical T-Shirt | up to 51% off
$45.00 | £32.00 | €37.00 | A$66.00
The Explore T-shirt uses the same technical micro-mesh polyester fabric as the Flyweight jersey, but cut for off-road or urban use, with a loose fit for good airflow. There are a couple of reflective bands included to up your visibility too. 

Men's Pro Team Transfer Sweatpants | 60% off

Men's Pro Team Transfer Sweatpants | 60% off
$66.00 | £48.00 | €58.00 | A$84.00
Worn by EF Education-Nippo's pro riders, the cut of the Transfer Sweatpants is designed to keep your legs warm without overheating, promoting recovery post-race. Clever features include knees cut to avoid bunching at the rear and fabrics allowing freedom of movement. If all the references to pro-cycling seem like a stretch when it comes to sweat pants, feel free to forget that stuff. Rapha off the bike clothing is some of the most comfortable and high-quality clothing you can add to your wardrobe. These will be some seriously comfortable sweat pants and the fact that they come from a cycling brand is just fodder for conversation. 

CANYON//SRAM Souplesse Aero Jersey | 60% off

CANYON//SRAM Souplesse Aero Jersey | 60% off
$72.00 | £52.00 | €62.00 | A$92.00
In our opinion, this Canyon SRAM jersey is one of the most stylist to ever touch the pro peloton, but it's more than just a nice design. The Souplesse Aero features a race-ready aero cut, elbow-length textured aero sleeves, and four pockets.

Women's Commuter Lightweight Jacket | Up to 40% off

Women's Commuter Lightweight Jacket | Up to 40% off
$77.00 | £72.00 | €85.00 | A$84
Rapha has lowered the weight and upped the breathability of this jacket, which packs into its own integrated stuff sack when not in use. It incorporates a hood and is loose cut so you can layer up underneath if you need to keep warm. There's also some lower back pixelation for plenty of nighttime visibility.

Roll Top Backpack | 40% off

Roll Top Backpack | 40% off
$80.00 | £60.00 | €72.00 | A$105.00
Whether you're returning to office life and need a new backpack, or you're shopping for a loved one ahead of Christmas, this Rapha rolltop backpack is a classy, stylish, and functional gift that is currently 40% cheaper than its original price. 

Track Jacket | 50% off

Track Jacket | 50% off
$90.00 | £65.00 | €77.00 | A$115.00
Sizing might be limited on this one, but for those that can make it work, the track jacket is a great piece of casual clothing for off the bike or riding around town. It's made using a mix of merino and softshell panels, it's breathable yet windproof, and it will keep you warm when the temperatures drop.

Men's Coureur jersey | 60% off

Men's Coureur jersey | 60% off
$76.00 | £56.00 | €66.00 | A$98.00
Whether you're a lifelong fan of Claudio Chiappucci or you just like retro styling, this Coureur jersey is a classy throwback that everyone can enjoy. 

Made using retro-appropriate knitted merino wool, it's comfy all day long, and the quarter-length zip meets the design brief whilst being functionally useful. There are even button-down rear pockets to complete the look, with the added bonus of keeping your belongings a little more secure. 

Men's Transfer Hoodie | Up to 35% off

Men's Transfer Hoodie | Up to 35% off
$97.00 | £77.00 | €94.00 | A$126.00
As a pre-ride and after-ride cover-up, the Transfer Hoodie is designed to keep you warm without too much weight. It's part DWR coated to avoid wetting out in the rain and comes with two zipped pockets for your valuables.

Men's Classic Jersey II | Up to 30% off

Men's Classic Jersey II | Up to 30% off
$105.00 | £77.00 | €94.00 | A$136.00
This jersey started it all. It's the first-ever product and the one that put Rapha on the map and it's had update. The latest version of the Classic jersey is still made from a mix of 36% Merino wool with 64% polyester, for comfort and performance, but the polyester content is now 100% recycled. The only difference between the discounted version and the current version is colour.

Men's Pro Team jersey | 30% off

Men's Pro Team jersey | 30% off
$115.00 | £84.00 | €101.00 | A$168.00
Another piece where you can save a bundle if you don't want this year's colour, the Pro Team jersey in brown with a mustard sleeve band still packs the same performance as the full-priced options. That's thanks to aero, close-fitting fabrics, with extra-light sleeves and waist to help you keep cooler. 

Men's Pro Team Bib Shorts II - Long | Up to 50% off

Men's Pro Team Bib Shorts II - Long | Up to 50% off
$135.00 | £97.00 | €115.00 | A$170.00
While certain colours are still at full price, there are discounts on others, although they're not available in all sizes. The Rapha Pro Team Bib shorts were given 4.5 stars in our review, thanks to their durability and comfort over our 18-month testing period.

Men's Pro Team Bib Shorts II | Up to 40% off

Men's Pro Team Bib Shorts II | Up to 40% off
$162.00 | £117.00 | €138.00 | A$204.00
The Pro Team bib shorts II are worn by EF Education-Nippo's pro riders and include Rapha's top-spec seat pad, which comes in different sizes in different sized shorts. Rapha mixes the archive and regular prices on the same product page so click through the colours to see what's available. 

Men's Classic Bib Shorts II | 25% off

Men's Classic Bib Shorts II | 25% off
$175.00 | £127.00 | €150.00 | A$220.00
The seat pad in the Classic bib shorts is 11mm thick and is size specific, with different sized pads for different sized shorts. There's flatlocked stitching and a high breathability upper section to help keep you cool. You even get a pocket for your keys.

Women's Canyon-SRAM Pro Team Bib Shorts | 30% off

Women's Canyon-SRAM Pro Team Bib Shorts | 30% off
$189.00 | £136.00 | €161.00 | A$238.00
Rapha manages to break the internet every time it launches the Canyon SRAM pro kit, and it's easy to see why. But aside from the cool intergalactic colour scheme, you're getting a top-of-the-line pair of bib shorts, with tech features such as flatlock stitching, mesh straps, and a women-specific chamois. 

But who is Rapha?

In 2004 Simon Mottram looked at the landscape of available fashion clothing and decided there was a gap in the market. He introduced Rapha with the goal of mixing high fashion and high performance in a particular style. The result combines simple but bold styling with high-quality designs and fabrics. At one time Rapha was exclusively a road cycling brand and they still have a strong connection to road cycling. They sponsor WorldTour teams EF Pro Cycling and the Canyon SRAM women's team and they are well represented in our road focused buyers guides best cycling shorts, best cycling jerseys, best cycling shoes, and more. At the same time, Rapha has doubled down on a kind of randonneuring, or audax, style of cycling that focuses more on the adventure than the road surface. With the new focus has come new options for clothing to cover gravel cycling and even mountain biking clothing.

Rapha’s well-thought-out kit caters for every level of rider, whether you're starting out with their more-affordable Core line or leading the pack in the WorldTeam kit worn by EF Education-Nippo and Canyon-SRAM. Rapha doesn’t just make cycling clothing and accessories but casual clothing suited to commuting, relaxed rides and wearing off the bike. 

The brand's loyal following is well deserved, not only is Rapha clothing consistently well-reviewed but it stands by the quality of its products. All Rapha’s riding collections are covered by a 30-day free-return period, free crash repair service and even a 50% discount off as part of its jersey downsize offer

Beyond the clothing, Rapha works hard to build cycling communities by sponsoring unique events and through their RCC (Rapha Cycling Club) global community. If you decide to go all-in with Rapha and join RCC, it will be in the company of more than 12,000 members with access to a wealth of perks and benefits. There are special group rides, members-only kit, and 50% off coffee at the Rapha clubhouses. If you travel often then the RCC bike hire is a perk that might be especially useful. Having access to a top-quality bike and a computer with local routes on it is tough to find without RCC. 

Rapha not for you? 

Worry not, there is a load of great clothing on sale from many of the biggest brands. Check out our cycling clothing guide for some fantastic deals, including Assos, Gore, Endura, Castelli and more. 

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Paul has been on two wheels since he was in his teens and he's spent much of the time since writing about bikes and the associated tech. He's a road cyclist at heart but his adventurous curiosity means Paul has been riding gravel since well before it was cool, adapting his cyclo-cross bike to ride all-day off-road epics and putting road kit to the ultimate test along the way.