Road racing is the toughest and most beautiful sport in the world. It makes enormous physical and psychological demands on road riders. They need clothing that is as well designed as their titanium or carbon fibre road bike.
Rapha products bring new standards of design to cycling clothing. They have been conceived by road riders, working with leading technical sportswear designers. Every detail has been developed with the rider in mind. Every material has been chosen because it is the best in the world at its job.
Road riders should not have to compromise between performance and style. So Rapha performance roadwear goes beyond simple function. Pared down styling, a tailored fit and quality construction make every product beautiful to wear and a pleasure to own.
Glory Through Suffering
Road racing requires stamina, strength, mental focus and fortitude. But the rewards are huge and grow the more effort you put into it.
More and more people are discovering that riding a road bike can be the perfect counterpoint to our cosseted and quick-fix modern lives. We’ve become so used to instant gratification and sanitised pleasure that we have forgotten that the greatest highs come from the deepest lows, that there is a unique satisfaction from applying yourself totally, then seeing the results. From pain comes pleasure.
Condor bicycles have been ridden to World Championship gold medals, ridden in the Tour de France, and have been the choice of many figures in the public limelight, ranging from judges to rock stars. Few brands can claim to have their bikes ridden by cycling household names including Tom Simpson and Bradley Wiggins.
Today’s bicycles take inspiration from over sixty of heritage and experience designing and manufacturing frames in a range of materials.
As more and more marques take their manufacturing to the Far East, we continue to produce our frames by hand in Italy. Frames are constructed from our own selection of tubing and built to our own unique specifications that has been developed, tried and tested. Experience has taught us how to utilise the steel, titanium and carbon and create bicycles that will get the best of our each rider.