Warm up balm/cream/lotion/oil

rc856 Posts: 1,144
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice

With regards to the above...what do people use or prefer?
Any advantages to oil over the thicker stuff?
Are the Ozone claims about reducing lactic blah blah blah just a load of tosh?



  • Never ever use them. Don't see the need for them to be honest.
    Bianchi. There are no alternatives only compromises!
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  • rc856
    rc856 Posts: 1,144
    I'm still wearing my tights at the moment but as the weather is improving, I'd be hoping to get the shorts on.
    Just really for the early starts because I feel the cold a bit and as I get older, it takes my legs longer to warm up.
    Don't want to have leg warmers on later as it warms up.....or have to have them stuffed into my pockets for the rest of the ride.
  • Berk Bonebonce
    Berk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
    Ambre Solaire Original Tanning Oil is good for day to day use. Seems to get rid of the surface chill a little and offers protection in the rain.
  • Wappygixer
    Wappygixer Posts: 1,396
    I use Ozone in warm up,energizing and after competition creme.
    I've found it to be very good especially the energizing oil.My legs certainly feel frsher for using it.
    Just be careful though as I found the oil would stain my white shorts.
  • on-yer-bike
    on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Rapha Embrocation might help but don't get it on your privates. Heats up nicely and smells great.
  • brin
    brin Posts: 1,122
    Johnsons baby oil, works every time, used it for last 3 winters/spring
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I think it's more of a mental thing than a real benefit ? Save your money ?