How to Care for Your Cycling Apparel: Washing
, Storing, and More
If you’re like most cyclists, you have a closet full of Lycra® and other synthetic fabrics that you love to wear on your rides. But how do you take care of this delicate clothing so it will last longer and perform better? Here are some tips on how to care for your cycling apparel:
Washing: Most cycling apparel is made from synthetic fabrics that can be machine-washed. However, it’s important to read the care labels before washing. Some fabrics, like Merino wool, require special care.
Storing: After washing, hang your cycling apparel to dry in a cool, dark place. Avoid storing in a humid environment, as this can cause mildew.
Repairing: If you have a tear in your cycling clothing, don’t despair! Many companies offer repair services. Or, you can try sewing it yourself.
With proper care, your cycling apparel will last longer and perform better. So don’t neglect your gear—give it the TLC it deserves!and Drying
When it comes to washing your cycling apparel, there are a few things you need to keep in mind in order to keep your gear in top condition. First, you'll want to avoid using any harsh detergents or fabric softeners as these can damage the fabric of your cycling gear. Instead, opt for a mild, gentle detergent. You'll also want to avoid washing your gear with anything else in the washing machine, as this can cause the fabric to become damaged.
Once you've chosen a suitable detergent, you'll want to wash your gear in cool or cold water. Hot water can damage the fabric of your cycling gear, so it's best to avoid it if possible. When it comes to drying your gear, you'll want to avoid using a tumble dryer if possible. The heat from a tumble dryer can damage the fabric of your gear, so it's best to air dry it instead. If you must use a tumble dryer, then make sure to use the lowest heat setting possible., Drying, and Storing
Assuming you have followed the washing, drying, and storing instructions in the blog post, your cycling apparel should now be clean and ready for your next ride! These simple tips will help keep your gear in good condition so that you can enjoy many miles (and years) of cycling. Thanks for reading and happy pedaling!