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.

Rapha Indoor Training collection will keep you comfortable while going nowhere fast

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.

Rapha Indoor Training collection will keep you comfortable while going nowhere fast

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.

Rapha Indoor Training collection will keep you comfortable while going nowhere fast

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.

Rapha Indoor Training collection will keep you comfortable while going nowhere fast Rapha Indoor Training collection will keep you comfortable while going nowhere fast

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.

Rapha Indoor Training collection will keep you comfortable while going nowhere fast

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.

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MikeTeeVee
MikeTeeVee
2 years ago

I feel like this is quickly going to get a lot of shitty comments, that said, I am totally into this.
Living in Chicago, hitting my trainer in the morning is so much easier than kitting up and riding out to where you can safely train. I am totally into the cap!

dG
dG
2 years ago
Reply to  MikeTeeVee

haters will hate, no matter what. i do *not* like rapha, but i think they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing, which is to take advantage of a quickly-growing niche. i respect them for their good ideas and money-making schemes, but it doesn’t mean i have to like them.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
2 years ago
Reply to  MikeTeeVee

You know that your cycling bibs also work inside right?

Pentti Aaltonen
Pentti Aaltonen
2 years ago

#outsideisfree

Andrew
Andrew
2 years ago

Outside is FeeeZING – there , I fixed it for you.

terry
terry
2 years ago
Reply to  Andrew

Outside is FReeZING – there, I fixed it for YOU

Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts
2 years ago

This is redic. Creating a new category to get cyclists to shell out money when no reason exists.

eric
eric
2 years ago

Come on Rapha…with your logo on it that towel is worth at least $75

B
B
2 years ago

Nice stuff but I can’t justify the cost myself. I wear my oldest bibs, inexpensive sport shirts from Target and an old school head sweatband. Old hand towels for wiping up any puddles.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
2 years ago
Reply to  B

Yes, the trainer is where old bibs should go to die. I save my worn-out old bibs even though I don’t have a trainer yet, because I know someday I may get one.

Jeff
Jeff
2 years ago

How will everyone know you are wearing Rapha if you are in doors not being seen? Isn’t that the whole point of paying the premium for the privilege to wear Rapha? They need to make a Zwift icon or something so everyone knows that you are cool enough to wear Rapha. Otherwise it will all be for not.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

> How will everyone know you are wearing Rapha if you are in doors not being seen?

Instagram, bro.

Jeff
Jeff
2 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Touché, bro. Can’t believe i forgot about the insta!! Or is it the gram? I am not sure how to shorten it to sound cool. That why I don’t have Rapha stuff.

Carter
Carter
2 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Don’t leave out TicToc

Loren
Loren
2 years ago

Hard for me to justify spending $75 on a shirt to be worn when I am riding by myself in the spare bedroom, or even $15 for workout towel,.

cdn-dave
cdn-dave
2 years ago

uh, topless? i am by myself here… less laundry to do too 😉

El Pataron
El Pataron
2 years ago
Reply to  cdn-dave

There’s a reason for all the nasty comments.

…sometimes I think Rapha’s asking for it.Pink silky overpriced nonsense.

Oh, and also, your friends won’t be impressed if you train with a shirt on. Good grief. You’ll destroy your overpriced pink silky nonsense in a week.

threeringcircus
threeringcircus
2 years ago

$75 for a sleeveless t-shirt? There is not a shirt made, technical or not, that will “keep you cool and dry” on an indoor trainer, so might as well use the raggedy one from the bottom of your drawer if you have to wear one at all.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

“$75 for a sleeveless t-shirt?”

You know this response is as much a part of the brand plan as making pink cool? : ) It has to be a premium price.

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

Rapha is completely going in the wrong direction. Basically a 100$ fee to be in the fake riders club now so more people can buy more exclusive clothes that are poorly made. Now trainer collection which should I be bibs and a workout shirt lol.

This is no longer a company for serious cyclists which is just depressing. It is really just for posers at this point.

KB
KB
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Your main point is the shared with many others, but the “poorly made” comment is way off base. Haters gonna hate, but it is the best quality cycling kit bar-none.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
2 years ago
Reply to  KB

My Rapha bibs are my favorite and are wearing extremely well. From what I’ve seen, they make excellent stuff.

Ttxxdd
Ttxxdd
2 years ago

First word into the article – proofread much?