Care, washing and store instructions
Please find below few notes and indications which can be useful for the use of cycling garments and their maintenance .Remember that – like every kind of clothing- also cycling equipment is not made to last forever. However, by following a few simple but essential guidelines, you can extend your garment’s lifespan
Before the ride
Never use creams, embrocation liquids and products for warming up (winter) or sun protection ( summer) under the garments made with elastic fibers. These products contains chemicals which lead to quick fiber deterioration for all fabrics made with spandex.
After the ride
After each ride, hang the garments in a well-ventilated environment or wash them immediately. Do not hang the garments in the direct sunlight. Never store damp clothes in a non-ventilated environment (e.g. plastic bags, sport bag, suitcase, etc.).
If your body has a tendency to sweat a lot, water-rinse the garments after each use to protect the fibers from bacterial attacks which might lead to fabric deterioration.
Washing a garment means putting stress on fabric and seams! Therefore, wash cycling garments separately from other clothes/accessories to prevent friction. Before washing, turn the garments inside out (seams on the outside).
Machine-wash is NOT recommended. ONLY hand wash. Do not use bleachers and/or softeners. Use a mild liquid detergent only . Do not soak, wring or rub. Do not spin after washing. To remove excess water from your garment gently squeeze by hand. Dry garments flat or hanging, but do not tumble dry.
Fabric piling does not occur by itself. It always is the result of abrasion. For this reason we suggest you following:
Do not use embroidered saddles.
Make sure the Velcro fastener of the saddle pocket does not touch the shorts. Saddle designs which expose the top part of your seat post do cause "touching" and lead to piling.
Do not wash your shorts or jerseys together with gloves, bags, rain jackets, etc. because of the Velcro straps! Unfortunately such problem is never a manufacturing defect but it is the result of the above described elements.
Sweat is toxic. On some individuals it's more, on others it's less. The phenomenon occurs because of bacterial attack. Due to their performance nature the fabrics are delicate and deterioration eventually might occur. In order to minimize this problem, we recommend you water rinse the garment after each ride. Also, never store the garment moist or in a closed environment like a plastic bag