Time have changed when it comes to the trainer. Previously a medieval torture device only for the most devoted cyclists, the trainer has since gotten smart and changed everything. Now cyclists around the world are getting together to go for virtual rides and in some cases, even winning pro contracts in real life. As trainer technology continues to evolve, companies like Rapha are looking to offer clothing that is uniquely fitted to this new indoor world.
While many of us are simply going to ride in just bibs or bibs and a sports bra while training at home, there are times that a full kit may be appropriate. Not only that, but Rapha seems to have come up with an indoor training kit that could be more comfortable for stationary riding.
Designed to be looser fitting than your average jersey, the Indoor Training Sleeveless T-Shirt is still made form a moisture wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry. Obviously sleeveless, the $75 shirt comes in men’s and women’s cuts and a few different colors.
While not technically indoor only, the CORE Cargo short could be an option if you prefer to leave the bibs for longer rides outside. The Cargo short pockets should work to stash things like your phone, snacks, or anything else you need mid-ride, and they’re offered in men’s or women’s fits for $130.
One of the more interesting pieces is the Indoor Training Cap which claims to be their lightest ever, for good reason. The spacer mesh back should keep things cool, wile the absorbent front and internal sweat band should help keep sweat from your eyes. These will run $40 each.
Finally, no trainer set up is complete without at least one towel to catch sweat drops and mop up when you’re done. The $15 Rapha Training Towel has loops to keep it in place over the hoots, and the towel is said to be soft and highly absorbent for obvious reasons.