Hello, I am the owner Mike Vandy and wanted to share my experience with regards to our PRO bib short. I’ve been riding and competing in Road Cycling since the late 1980’s and have worn almost every major brand of apparel on the market. Last year (2012) around Christmas I started riding one PRO kit (jersey and bib short) and machine washed them after every ride (with regular laundry). Next week is Thanksgiving of 2013 and I am happy to say they are still in excellent condition and I will continue to wear them until they begin to show signs of breaking down. I think our PRO custom bib short is the best value you can find, our prices are low but we are selling high quality custom cycling apparel.