This blog is normally reserved for photographic journeys, gear talk, techniques, trials/errors, etc, but once in a while the other hobby, cycling, pops its head in for a quick spotlight. As some of you may know over the last few years I’ve become quite a cycling fan and it’s done a lot to change my life in many positive ways.
Something that may not be so surprising to you is that I love all the gear that comes with different hobbies. It doesn’t matter what you’re into, there’s someone that sells something that you really want. I’ve been a fan of Rapha’s clothing for several years. It originally stood out, because of its simple, clean appearance. The price was something a little tough to get used to, but when I looked at other top of the line cycling apparel I found that it is pretty much in line with all of the others.
After being attracted to the simplicity of their gear it was the build quality, functionality, performance and customer service that kept me coming back to the Rapha website. *Before I go any further I should point out that I haven’t ridden these shoes yet and this is simply a first impressions review of what I’ve experienced out of the box.
In cycling there are a few pieces of equipment that are key to comfort and performance. In no particular order, tires, wheels and shoes have a huge impact on your riding. This is where Rapha’s Climber’s Shoes come in. A couple years ago Rapha came out with their GT shoes. Again, a beautiful, simple, clean looking, well built shoe that I wanted in a bad, bad way, but I had just purchased a pair of shoes and couldn’t see spending the cash on another set.
Then the Rapha came out with the Climber’s Shoes AND I just happened to be in need of a new pair shoes so the timing couldn’t have been better.