When your old shorts begin to lose shape or the pad goes a bit flat your choices are to keep on trucking or go get some new ones, now at RRR we love technology and things that make a difference to your day to day life on a bike, but how can you do this with shorts? Now the last advance in short tech must be synthetic chamois and before that it would have to be the use of figure hugging lycra instead of knitted wool shorts, maybe it’s time to go back to the drawing board and
I make no effort to hide that I like Rapha clothing. Over the years I have spent the hard earned money on kit I needed and sometimes just stuff I wanted! I like the style they have and materials they use but have thought in the past couple of years they may have over complicated their collection with many items that seem to overlap. But hell, they still have some old favourites. Well that's what I thought... one of the first items that I bought was a pink Rapha logo T-shirt.
It may seem a bit excessive to spend time thinking about and reviewing a mere winter hat but as ever at RRR we were on the quest to fill a gap in the kit wardrobe (is there such thing as enough kit or a complete wardrobe?). We're big fans of the simple but effective cotton cycling cap or 'la casquette' to give it its proper name. They're perfect for keeping the chill off in spring and autumn but also useful for absorbing sweat in the height of summer as well as offering some
Let's get it over with and deal with the elephant in the room immediately, 'anti chafing' is not a product name that makes you want to buy it, now that's out the way let's crack on with the review. There will be some people out there that won't even entertain the idea of chamois cream but for me it's an essential part of the pre-ride ritual. For some going commando in their bibs is a big step, let alone slathering themselves up with a handful of cream before every ride. I com