late aughts trigger warning: Sleigh Bells ahead
Bike geeks and design nerds rejoice, MAAP is here. The Australian cycling apparel maker is giving Rapha a run for its money with fun yet refined color palettes, functional and graphic designs and an extremely strong general brand identity. In short, MAAP has great taste, plain and simple. And whether you’re a hardcore cyclist, daily commuter, or casual weekend peddler—or none of the above, really—we’re confident this new edit will put a smile on your face.
Shot in Moab, UT with a crew of riders from around the globe—including the UK, Dubai, Russia, Japan, Australia, USA—in weather that seemed to span all four seasons in just a few days, the edit is a case study in juxtaposition, placing a decisively modern activity like contemporary road cycling in one of the oldest, and most alien, landscapes on the planet.
So, pour yourself a fresh cup of joe—or crack a cold one, depending on when and where you’re viewing—and enjoy.