Rapha collabs with Brain Dead to release exclusive MTB collection

Rapha collabs with Brain Dead to release exclusive MTB collection
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Rapha has announced its first collab of the year, partnering with LA-based fashion collective Brain Dead to release an exclusive range of MTB kit and off-the-bike apparel.

Brain Dead has used its graphic-led approach and created a "disruptive" style that is used across the collection. The range is said to be "Inspired by the environments we ride and Brain Dead + Rapha’s mutual love of being active, the partnership celebrates the influence of nature on mountain biking and the trails it lets us build in pursuit of the perfect flow". 

The collaboration takes Brain Dead's post-punk sub-cultural and applies it to Rapha's best MTB pants, tops, and jackets.

Rapha collabs with Brain Dead to release exclusive MTB collection

(Image credit: Rapha )

To combine style and comfort on the trail, the collaboration uses Rapha's existing Trail collection and includes the Trail Lightweight Jacket, Trail Windblock Jersey, Trail Pants, and Trail Technical T-Shirt.

Off the bike, there is a Trail Logo Lock Hooded Sweatshirt and a Long and Short-Sleeve T-Shirt. There's also a Trail Maintenance Pants that hasn't been formally released yet, featuring four patch pockets on the legs and two rear snap-closure patch pockets for storing essentials. To finish the range off, there is a Trail Hip Pack, Trail socks, and Trail cap,

The complete range can be purchased via Rapha’s website and in London, LA, and Seoul Rapha Clubhouses from 7th February.

Rapha collabs with Brain Dead to release exclusive MTB collection

(Image credit: Rapha )
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.


Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg