Many new riders have the question that how to wash cycling jersey properly, especially those jersey are bought in a high price. Although there are wash instructions, some details are not so clear. So here we want to share you 10 tips about washing cycling clothing in a good way to extend its service life and keep them functional.
How to wash cycling jersey correctly
Before throwing your cycling jersey, you need to confirm that whether you have sweated a lot. If so, but you do not want to wash it now, please submerge it in the water and then wash it. Because the sweat can deteriorate it more quickly.
- Wash your cycling jersey separately and turn them inside out, which means the seams should be on the outside.
It would be better if cycling clothes were not washed together with your daily clothing, nor with towels or other household linen. The colors and finishes used in cycling clothes can be damaged or look damaged when washed with other 100% cotton clothes.
2. Either machine wash or manual wash. Never dry clean
There are some washing products that allow certain garments to be dry-cleaned, but this technique is totally harmful to cycling clothes. You can wash your cycling apparel by machine or manually, but never dry-clean them.
3. Always use cold water
Heat is a bad ally of technical garments, because it can make them lose properties or even shrink. When you wash your cycling clothes, under any circumstances, do not wash them in water above 30 degree. We also recommend that you use washing bags if you plan to use machine wash.
- Rinse with plenty of water
One of the most important things is to give a good and abundant rinse, so that there is no trace of detergent on the clothes.
- Don’t centrifuge your cycling clothes
The spinners in washing machines are usually quite gentle and should not harm your cycling clothes. In any case, it is better that the excess water is removed in the least aggressive way possible. Never rub or wring your clothes, this could damage the fibers.
- Use liquid or neutral soaps
In the market, there are many brands and models of soaps, the best thing for cycling apparel is to use liquid and neutral soaps.
- Never use bleaches or whiteners
No matter how dirty your clothes look, please do not use bleach or any other type of whitener. Its components are too strong for the fibers of the fabrics of your technical clothes.
- Never use fabric softeners
It is possible for the softener to create micro oil balls that clog the pores of the perspiration screens of technical fabrics.
- Try not to use the dryer
The best thing would be for the cycling clothes to dry in the air and if possible without direct sunshine, so that the color can be kept longer. Of course, the tumble dryer is also contraindicated, but if you have to use it, try to use it with as little heat as possible.
- NEVER iron your cycling clothes
Generally speaking, it is impossible for cycling clothes to generate wrinkles, but if one should appear, never iron your technical clothes. You would ruin them with the excess heat of the iron. Surely, when you have them on for a while, the wrinkle will magically disappear.
If you still have any doubts about these tips, you can check the instructions on the labels of our clothes. If you do not keep the washing instruction labels, you can ask us through www.inbike.cc. We are responsible for the clothes you buy from us.
We hope that with these tips you can keep your clothes impeccable for much longer.