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New all-in-one is designed for high-intensity winter riding

Rapha is launching an all-in-one Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit that’s designed for training and racing in cold weather. 

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Rapha Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit - 6.jpg

Rapha says that the top half is based on the existing Pro Team Jacket. It has a three-layer windproof and water-resistant softshell fabric covering the arms and the front, and a brush backed fabric at the rear. The idea, of course, is to provide extra protection in the most exposed areas while offering more breathability around the back.

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Rapha Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit - 4.jpg

Read our review of the Pro Team Jacket here. 

The lower half of the suit is based on Rapha’s Pro Team Winter Tights.

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Rapha Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit - 3.jpg

Read our review of the Pro Team Winter Tights here. 

The legs are lined with what Rapha calls a ‘waffle print’ fabric. This has a greater surface area than a flat-faced fabric, the idea being to trap warm air next to the body and wick sweat efficiently away from skin. 

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Rapha Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit - 2.jpg

The chamois is the same as in the Rapha Bib Shorts and Pro Team Bib Shorts

The Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit is designed to keep bulk to a minimum by reducing the need to wear a gilet or jacket, or to carry one just in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

It’s available in sizes XS to XXL and is priced at £320.

www.rapha.cc

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, 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 past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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themartincox [553 posts] 2 years ago
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settles down...

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Luv2ride [103 posts] 2 years ago
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So, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?  However I think the Castelli Thermosuit is about £100 cheaper, but can't see much more difference between the two.

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Valryfiets [28 posts] 2 years ago
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Well Rapha already copied the San Remo summer suit so it was only a matter of time until they copied the Thermo suit.

And the Castelli suit was on sale a couple months back for £180 cheaper. Which is a combined Gabba 2 top with Sorpasso due tight versus that fugly Rapha ninja pyjamas...

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peted76 [894 posts] 2 years ago
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dave atkinson [6349 posts] 2 years ago
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I got one for my boy

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TheDoctor [254 posts] 2 years ago
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Less of a Ninja suit more like a  rapha onesie 

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ridein [180 posts] 2 years ago
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Why wear all-black kit on an overcast winter day?

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Leviathan [2938 posts] 2 years ago
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ridein wrote:

Why wear all-black kit on an overcast winter day?

Why not?

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gthornton101 [162 posts] 2 years ago
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but does it come in Rapha pink?

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Simon E [3207 posts] 2 years ago
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I spent far more time trying to guess the location of the top image than the remainder of the article. It makes me think "yeah, gotta get out somewhere like that" (though not so sure about the "high-intensity winter riding" bit!).

Much as I like plain black, IMHO it's not a good choice if you want to be visible.

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Simon E [3207 posts] 2 years ago
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Aha!

It turns out that this is who I thought it might be (and one of 2 likely places, the other possible location was on Anglesey, which looks very similar) :

http://pages.rapha.cc/stories/pro-team-winter-training

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Al__S [1284 posts] 2 years ago
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Who actually buys these things? Who finds winter layering with seperates that much of a chore? I mean, even the most easy going club is going to mercilessly mock you for turning up to a club run in this. Racers generally wear club/team kit don't they? The internet would have me believe that Cyclocross riders that aren't in team kit favour eye-melting designs. Is the target market "epic" riding loner Mamils?