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What make of chamois cream do you use ?



  • unclemalcunclemalc Posts: 563
    Assos. :D
    It works for me.
    It helps me on longer rides.
    Do your own thing... :wink:

    Anyone seen the bit in the 'Hell on Wheels' DVD where Erik Zabel's soigneur brings his shorts in just before the days racing...?
    Now that's creaming up.... :shock:
    Singlespeeds in town rule.
  • suzesuze Posts: 302

    However don't mix up the chamoius cream with warm up cream. Just ask David Harmon. !
    �3 grand bike...30 Bob legs....Slowing with style
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    Assos, the best one imo.
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    Udderly SMOOth
    MTB commuter / 531c commuter / CR1 Team 2009 / RockHopper Pro Disc / 10 mile PB: 25:52 (Jun 2014)
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Another vote for Assos here, I find it superb all round and great on long rides.
  • LagavulinLagavulin Posts: 1,742
    Assos. Running low on the stuff too. Normally buy in bulk from Wiggle but they're out and not expecting more till end of September.
  • topmoxytopmoxy Posts: 138
    smooth peanut butter works well , and if you get hungry........................
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,853
    I quite like the Chamois Butter but it's not as goo as Assos, However the "Centuary Riding Cream" is my personal fave!

    I use if off roa for our 24hr races where showering is...erm...irregular, and in the winter where inevitably things get wet and muddy sooner or later!
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  • AirmilesAirmiles Posts: 101
    Sudocrem for rides of under 4 hours, Assos over 4 hours (or 2 when its really hot). Which kind of balances sensible expenditure against function....

    If you are a saddle sore sufferer (which is mostly about skin type and staphylococcus carrier state), then you need something antiseptic and to keep friction down.

    If you're lucky enough not to be a won't understand!
    I'm not saying pedestrians in Hackney are stupid.. but a fixed bayonet would be more use than a fixed gear...
  • Assos, only the best for my "friction area".
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,666
    Being a Yorkshireman,

    Beef Dripping - or, lard, if none about.

    Or, Assos.
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Agent57 wrote:
    Udderly SMOOth

  • sloboysloboy Posts: 1,139
    Assos or Sudocrem here also.

    Sudocrem is a wonder product for the winter, as its water resistance is amazing. However in the summer, I find that a bit overkill and prefer the lighter Assos.
  • schweiz wrote:
    It lasted 130km with temperatures in the mid thirties yesterday.

    Shouldn't the temperature down there be 37 anyway ?
  • drwu65drwu65 Posts: 2
    Haven't really ever tried chamois cream. On my first rides back when I started everyone was using Vaseline down below and that's what I've used. Big cheap tubs.
  • ishmaelishmael Posts: 35
    Chafe-eze is the stuff I use. From Nature's kiss in NZ via Wiggle.

    I don't think it makes much difference but I like applying it.

    Is that wrong?
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    schweiz wrote:
    It lasted 130km with temperatures in the mid thirties yesterday.

    Shouldn't the temperature down there be 37 anyway ?

    yes, core body temperature will be 37 +/-, but on a hot day you sweat more which with other products I have used in the past means they lose some of their effectiveness. IMO Sudocrem is more oily than something like Assos so it kept doing what it was supposed to be doing all day.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    I use none, don't see the need.
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    freehub wrote:
    I use none, don't see the need.

    says the man who asked this question.... ... t=12701204

  • BunnehBunneh Posts: 1,329
    Only use it for long rides, otherwise I don't bother. Have been known to grease my nethers with vasoline but that had nothing to do with cycling.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,757 Lives Here
    freehub wrote:
    I use none, don't need the seed.

    Edited for you
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