Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I don't understand Rapha. A friend of mine gave me the same article (only in print) that was linked to, practically. My questions was - why do these companies always say they're going to make bike clothing that looks like normal clothing, then make clothing that I wouldn't wear whether it's bike specific or not? I mean seriously, did you SEE this picture?
There's nothing like a guy wearing an akward pink undershirt to make me want to buy the same thing...oh wait.
If I'm going to be a pretentious prick, it's going to be in bibs, spandex, and other bike-specifically-designed, utilitarian gear. If I want to look "normal", I'm going to wear normal looking clothing. Nothing Rapha makes falls in either of those categories - it's pretentious overpriced clothing that's not as good for biking as "real" bike stuff is.