Rapha’s new Seeing Sound collection adapts a visualization of the music that Lachlan Morton uses to stay motivated on ultra-distance rides into a series of dots, waves & swirls adorning his go-to Rapha adventure gear. And to complete the look, Rapha has painted up a limited run of carbon Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE gravel bike framesets to match.
Rapha Seeing Sound long-distance kit inspired by Lachlan’s motivational music
At first glance, the whole Seeing Sound design can be a bit much. I personally feel like the pattern on the regular men’s short sleeve jersey is a bit too busy.
But the beauty of the whole collection is that each separate style gets a different sound visualization.
And I really like the darker look of the long sleeve jerseys, and the more overall gradients of the long sleeve tech tees.
Plus, for anyone who rides on wet or muddy roads & trails, I think it’s safe to say that no design will hide that mud splatter that just doesn’t ever truly wash out than this Rapha Seeing Sound gear.
So dig through the whole lineup, and you might just find something that jumps out at you. Most of the kit is of already proven gear from the Rapha Pro Team Training & Technical T-Shirt line-up, so you know what you are getting.
But… there is one all-new and especially interesting piece of gear – new Pro Team cargo shorts…
New Rapha Pro Team Training Cargo Bibs
The Rapha Pro Team Training Cargo Shorts are all-new combining the size-specific Pro Team dual-density chamois of the race bibs, the compressive fabric band that wraps around the tight for support & wide gripper of the Pro Team Training bibs, and a pair of shortened contrast mesh cargo pockets & large rear jersey-style mesh pockets inherited from the original banana-carrying Explore series cargo bibs.
You get all-day race-level performance & fit, with much more space to carry spare clothes, tools, and food.
The Pro Team Training Cargo Bib Shorts are only available in the Seeing Sound collection for the time being, but we hope to see this unique feature combo enter the regular rotation soon. They come in both women’s and men’s cuts, each selling for $190 / 165€.
Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE x Rapha Seeing Sound LTD
Designed to complement the Seeing Sound kit, Rapha painted up 100 of Cannondale’s SuperSix EVO SE carbon gravel bike frames to match. It may be the most versatile all-terrain all-road bike that Cannondale has ever made, smoothly transitioning from asphalt to dirt.
This is the same 45mm tire clearance carbon Cannondale gravel frame that Lachlan Morton rides for his ultra adventures, debuted last summer in both SE gravel & CX cyclocross variations. It combines many features of the top SuperSix EVO road bike, just scaled up for more mixed-surface versatility.
The black framesets feature a matching tan sound splatter Seeing Sound design, and includes: frame, fork, headset, seatpost, speed release thru-axles & 40T Hollogram 1x crankset.
Available in five sizes (48-58cm) for $5100 / 4450€, the limited-edition 100 frames are available exclusively through Rapha.
The entire Rapha Seeing Sound collection opened up for sale today to RCC members, and will be available publicly to everyone tomorrow, January 28 at noon GMT.