Fabric pilling (balling up of fibers in an area) does not occur by itself. It always is the result of abrasion – rubbing against something else. For this reason we suggest the following:
- Do not use embroidered saddles.
- Make sure the Velcro fastener of saddle pockets does not touch your shorts.
- Do not wash your shorts or jerseys together with gloves, bags, rain jackets, etc. because of the Velcro straps.
Sweat sitting on synthetic performance fabrics can cause the fabric to degrade. Stretch fabrics with elastic fibers are especially affected.
Chemicals that come in contact with your elastic based cycling fabrics will cause these elastane yarns to break down. Chemicals from sunscreens and performance lotions (like AMP PR) are a common reason for loss of elasticity and curling.