Rapha launched the Core collection in March, with a range made up of a short sleeve jersey and bib shorts, in men’s and women’s versions. The Core jersey certainly isn’t cheap at £75 but it offers a realistic entry point into the Rapha range and, most importantly, still offers plenty in terms of performance.
Rapha describe the Core range as offering the “essentials in performance and functionality”. The Core jersey still gets classic Rapha styling – understated and with a subtle armband on the left sleeve – but it’s a consolidate and distilled piece, which has no airs and graces about it. Still, that’s no bad thing.