Care Instructions


Care, washing and storing instructions

Please find some notes and indications which can be useful for the use of cycling, triathlon and running garments and their maintenance. Remember – like every kind of clothing- cycling apparel is not made to last forever. However, by following a few simple guidelines, you can extend your garment’s lifespan



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 or store damp clothes in  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 helps prevent friction. Before washing, turn the garments inside out (seams on the outside).

Machine-wash is possible but always use a wash bag, a delicate cycle and lukewarm water. Do not use bleach and/or softeners. Use a mild liquid detergent only . Do not soak, wring or rub. Dry garments flat or hanging, but do not tumble dry.


Potentional Problems

Fabric pilling does not occur by itself. It always is the result of abrasion. For this reason we suggest you following:

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.

Some saddles that have stitching can cause pilling also.


Fabric deterioration

Sweat is toxic. On some individuals it's more, on others it's less. Due to their performance nature the fabrics are delicate and deterioration eventually might occur.


These garments are not meant to last forever and we do not claim that they will. The better you take care of the products the longer they will last.



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