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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:11 pm 
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get your orders in early,only £ 140 for the pro jersey and £170 for the pro shorts. with them prices they must be giving yate,s a nice big retirement present

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Jeesus pissed! I'll follow football, it's cheaper.


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stewlewis wrote:
Jeesus pissed! I'll follow football, it's cheaper.



you could buy your own for cheaper :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:13 am 
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Cashing in on a grand scale, well done Rapha.

I bet their sales in London will go through the roof :wink:

£15 for a pair of socks? I don't think so.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Sky/Rapha hardly have the monopoly on massive-money team kit, Garmin-Sharp want £140 for a pair of shorts too. Although that's actually cheaper than the RRP for the same shorts unbranded (£175).

Pro kit if you're not a pro is just wrong however much it costs, though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Also Rapha's always had £140 jerseys in its range, so I'm not sure it's "cashing in" as such ;)


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MikeD wrote:
Also Rapha's always had £140 jerseys in its range, so I'm not sure it's "cashing in" as such ;)


Yes, expensive clothing company in expensive clothing range shocker...

However, there is a shocker (unless you already knew this yesterday with a cursory look at the Rapha site), they do a 'replica' and 'supporter' range of jerseys for £75 and £40 quid respectively, which for Rapha, is quite a lot less than their normal clothing.

I suspect this is to keep the fans and the team happy - not sure how the kit would compare to their usual items but they would be ignoring a massive sales opportunity and doing a bit of a PR own goal without it.

An interesting fact is that the new actual team kit is specifically tailored to each rider to such a tight tolerance that they have to use a special 'low-fat-spread' type substance to put the clothes on.

They call it 'margarine gains'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:30 pm 
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MikeD wrote:
Also Rapha's always had £140 jerseys in its range, so I'm not sure it's "cashing in" as such ;)


Ahh but that was for people who chose to buy Rapha. Now, if you wish to emulate your heroes on two wheels, you have to stump up £140 for the jersey that Wiggo wears.

All of that said, I don't wear Rapha and I don't wear team kit, so it makes no difference to me.


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Does it come with a pill pocket?


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