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    Stinky Jersey PSA

    To have nice smelling biking clothes: mix a 1/4 cup of baking soda in a bout a gallon of water. Dunk your biking clothes in it for 30 mns before washing them. They'll come out of the wash smelling like new.

    Been using this trick for a long time (wife found it). No more smelly jersey!
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    Another simple solution is to toss in half a scoop of Oxi Clean Odor Blaster in when you wash your bike clothes. My bike clothes are toxic in the summer (even my dog doesn't like the smell) and doing this not keeps new stuff clean, but took out the baked in smell from the old bike/running clothes.

    I toss my pack in with some towels and do the same thing.

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    I've found I don't sweat as much on my e-bike. It's really helped keep the stinky jersey stuff smelling great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    I've found I don't sweat as much on my e-bike. It's really helped keep the stinky jersey stuff smelling great!
    Do you ride with the air conditioner on?

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    Well of course you dont sweat as much when the bike is doing most of the work for you

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    I just wear my bike clothes into the shower and wash the sweat out of them. I find the funk always comes from leaving things to marinate... Zero lingering smell on any of my clothes. Allows you to wear them more than once per washing too, which is good for longevity.

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    My MTB clothes are part of my social distancing strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Do you ride with the air conditioner on?
    😂🤣 Totally!!!
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    this stuff works good too if the funk just isnt coming out. I use it on my hydration packs

    https://www.rei.com/product/852525/m...inator-8-fl-oz

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    What about drying them in the sunlight? Clean in the laundry or shower with detergent or soap, then dry in the sun. Kills most microbes. I do not really suffer from smelly jerseys, BUT oddly enough I do get some smelly gloves. I have done this and microwaving them (no metal, just a few seconds) with positive results.

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    These are all great tips guys. Anything for helmet and hard good stank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    My MTB clothes are part of my social distancing strategy.

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to 5k bike 50cent legs again.
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    The smell of MTB jerseys is nothing compared to hockey gear. My hockey gear can down a herd of elk. Keeps the defensemen at bay too. I second the oxyclean recommendation. Get the knock version at Dollar Tree for a buck.

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    About once a month I will dunk my kit and shoes in a 5 gallon bucket of water and a few cap full of bleach and let it soak for a minute or two. Rinse with fresh water and line dry. Really works well on stinky shoes and helmets.

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    Merino socks and jerseys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUZe View Post
    The smell of MTB jerseys is nothing compared to hockey gear. My hockey gear can down a herd of elk. Keeps the defensemen at bay too. I second the oxyclean recommendation. Get the knock version at Dollar Tree for a buck.
    My son played travel hockey for 5 years. Spent a lot of time in hockey locker rooms. It is bad, very, very bad.

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    I just stand my jersey up in the corner when i get back from a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUZe View Post
    The smell of MTB jerseys is nothing compared to hockey gear. My hockey gear can down a herd of elk. Keeps the defensemen at bay too. I second the oxyclean recommendation. Get the knock version at Dollar Tree for a buck.
    Lol! I've never smelled anything like the gear bag of my one hockey-playing high school friend. When you have all those pads and the sweater (hockey dudes call their jerseys sweaters, for those who don't know) soaked in sweat mixed with melted ice shavings and spit/lungbutter from sliding on the ice, stuffed in a large duffel bag which is then thrown on the garage floor until the next practice, and then repeated over and over, it results in a smell that one doesn't take lightly, and certainly never forgets. Pure stank in its most putrid form.

    If Oxyclean works for that, then that's what I'd try.

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    Nice tip. What about dumping baking soda in the washing machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Nice tip. What about dumping baking soda in the washing machine?
    Never tried. All I know is that it works really well, and is really cheap. I get the 10# bag from Costco. It removed the stank from old jerseys first go.
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    Why would I even bother? Smelly Jersey helps keep people socially distant from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Never tried. All I know is that it works really well, and is really cheap. I get the 10# bag from Costco. It removed the stank from old jerseys first go.
    Yep, I've got bags of that stuff, for my pond, to keep carbonate hardness up. I'm going to give it a try next load. 1/4cup per gallon, hmm, not sure how much to dump in. 3/4 cup perhaps. Yeah, I'm too lazy to soak and wash, lol. That's what machines are for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Yep, I've got bags of that stuff, for my pond, to keep carbonate hardness up. I'm going to give it a try next load. 1/4cup per gallon, hmm, not sure how much to dump in. 3/4 cup perhaps. Yeah, I'm too lazy to soak and wash, lol. That's what machines are for.
    Or you could just soak your riding gear in your pond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Merino socks and jerseys.
    This.

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    I rinse all my gears after every ride along with the bike and just line dry. Only take extra 5 minutes. No stank. This includes my helmet.

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    I have an outdoor shower and I just shower with my clothes on and hang them on the fence to dry. Combination of sunlight and breeze keeps them smelling fresh as field of spring flowers.

    Sometimes Ill jump in the pool with my helmet and gloves on to give them a rinse.

    I just realized that Ill wear the same socks for weeks at a time without washing or rinsing them. Maybe I should add them to my pool/shower routine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Or you could just soak your riding gear in your pond.
    LOL, the fish would die

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    A new jersey for every ride.

    It's the 'Murrican way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Merino socks and jerseys.
    I bought some Merino Dri-release jerseys from Spec, thinking that it might serve me longer than the full merino stuff that had a bunch of holes in it. Checked the label, and it was like 5 to 15% Merino and the rest polyester.

    Shit is a lot more insulating than my 100% merino (which I'd describe more as temp regulating, which is my clear preference, only preferring insulating in sub-40F). Had a weird smell (smells warm, like some attic insulating material) after one wear and after one wash it got all fuzzy too. Sad, considering the $80 MSRP. Hard to find good merino these days. I got nearly a decade out of my old merino, wearing it once every 4-5 days. Was my fav and totally worth the price ($40 on sale).

    Just saying, be careful to not fall for the shitty merino out there. The real deal is amazing, and shouldn't be judged by these blends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Merino socks and jerseys.
    This.


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