I find this a strange one, sometimes you can go out on a really muddy bike ride, whether that be a mountain bike ride, a cyclocross/gravel ride or just a wet road ride, put your kit in the wash and it comes out fine, right? Sometimes it appears to be like some sort of super mud or extra stainy mud! It just won't come out and it leaves spots of horrible black stains on your kit. Getting muddy is fun and the last thing you want in the back of your mind is how it's going to ruin your kit. Even if you are careful, weather conditions can change when out on the bike and before you know it you're covered head to toe!
How do you get the stains out of your cycling kit?
So let's say for argument's sake you have used the standard stain removers. We all know you can't wash your cycling kit on a hot wash as it damages the materials so you can be left feeling kind of stuck and at a loose end.
Using harsh products or detergents aren't really an option as it can damage the material easily.
One of the cool little tips we have found works is Dettol Soap! We came across this during a training camp in Majorca and one of my roommates helped me get rid of some awful black spots on my jersey. It's great as it's cheap and plenty of it! You can use it time and time again!
This soap is also great on white cycling socks too. Leave them to soak in the warm soapy water after you have rubbed some soap into the garment for about 30mins, rinse them out with some clean warm water and ta-da! Spick and span!
Let us know if you have tried this or you know of any other great tips and we will share them with the fellow cyclists.
If all else fails..... buy some new kit! If you're prone to getting dirty then maybe take a look at this camo Breakaway jersey from Shimano! you won't see the dirt on this easily!