Whats the life expectancy on APCs worn to commute by bike After about 3 months of wear my crotch is very bright dude, first of all, thanks for not asking a sizing question. secondly, i just sent in my less than a week old petit standards to the apc store after the yellow stitching in teh crotch pulled out. the dues on the "i have a jean.." thread told me that it could lead to serious problems in teh future, and since the jeans were brand new, it was apc's duty to fix it. i like biking in my raw jeans too, but i might have to avoid it in the future as a result of this experience. I would say it has to do with seat placement, fit and the wash of your jeans. When my NS's were raw they held up pretty well; but after my first wash at 6mo the denim became much softer and the stress areas in the crotch lost it. Recently got them repaired & I'm back in action. No big deal as long as you have a decent denim doctor in da house.