Rapha has unveiled a range designed specifically for riding indoors on a trainer. Inevitably, given the popularity of apps like Zwift, brands have begun to cater for this market, Madison having revealed a range of turbo-specific clothing at the start of last year.
Here's the Rapha range:
Indoor Training Sweat Cap £30
The lightweight cap uses a highly ventilated spacer mesh designed to keep you cool and dry, and absorbent fabrics to soak up sweat. An internal sweat band is intended to collect moisture and keeping the cap in place.
Indoor Training Sleeveless T-shirt £35
This is made from a lightweight, breathable fabric that's designed to wick sweat from your body. It is cut looser than a base layer. Men's and women's versions are available.
Indoor Training Towel £10
The towel comes with loops that fit to the hoods of your levers.
Core Cargo Shorts £95
Available in both men's and women's versions, these shorts have been available for a while. They come with a very comfortable seatpad and no bib section, so there's no extra fabric next to your upper body
All of these products are available now. Get more info over on Rapha's website.
What do you think, a useful addition to the market, or is turbo-specific clothing a step too far?
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.