Rapha and KTC – The Yin and Yang of performance bike apparel

Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha makes some of the World’s Finest performance cycling clothing. For 16 years, now their products have redefined comfort, performance, and style for cyclists from absolute beginners through to World-Tour professionals.

Since 1971, KTC has had a pioneering approach to manufacturing functional outerwear, which lead Rapha to choose KTC to manufacture several of its products.

Rapha, not only shares the same passion for innovation, craftsmanship, and quality standards as KTC does, but also have a clear focus on ethics, which is why KTC has an exemplary employee retention rate.

This Yin and Yang association is a complementary (rather than opposing) force that interacts to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts.
This complementary partnership, featuring Rapha’s ‘Designed in England’ Yin, and KTC’s ‘Manufactured in China’ Yang, lay a strong foundation for mastering the art of performance bike apparel.