An Inside Look at Rapha

While “stay curious about everything” might appear to be the most quotable line from the new Apple-produced, iPhone-shot mini-doc about Rapha head of design Alex Valdman, it’s most certainly not the only important takeaway. “That’s what design is. It’s not creating a product, it’s the process that you go through. It’s not the final thing, but how you got to that final thing,” Valdman shares …

Rapha + Liberty of London Patterned Cycling Gear

The sportswear favorite collaborates with the iconic British department store on women's apparel and more

Today cycling experts Rapha unveiled their collection designed with iconic and historic British store, Liberty of London—the first part of a two-season collaboration. Famous for floral and graphic prints, Liberty might not seem like the most likely partner for Rapha, but the technically-minded gear works nicely with their softer patterning—as the brand chose a minimal print from the ’30s when trawling through Liberty’s archive of …

Rapha + Bang & Olufsen: BeoPlay H6

An update to the luxury headphones with the the cycling brand’s premium materials

Combining cycling and headphones doesn’t immediately sound like the safest or most practical idea, but when London-based cycling accessories- and apparel-maker Rapha and Danish audio technology pioneers Bang & Olufsen team up, it’s bound to be a success. Made for use off the bike (during warm-ups, travel and recovery) the Rapha + Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 injects distinct Rapha styling and materials into the …

Three Fresh Cycling Kits for Spring

Ride in style, comfort and safety with these district jersey-shorts combinations

With road riding season upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re eagerly assembling our gear for everything from Saturday centuries to weekday laps in the park. As much as one’s kit is a matter of function, it’s also an avenue of expression. We’ve combed this season’s offerings for three distinctly different jersey and shorts offerings. From heritage-inspired wool to modern minimalism all the way …

Velo Collection from House Industries

A bike-centric collaboration and new typeface pose a polished yet casual aesthetic

If the collaboration between typography studio House Industries and cyclocross OG Richard Sachs was a preview of cycle-centric things to come from the Delaware-based designers, then the full feature has arrived. Today, 9 October 2014, marks the launch of the Velo Collection, a multi-brand capsule collaboration including bikes, parts, accessories, clothing and—last but certainly not least—a namesake font: Velo Serif. Carefully culling partners both in …