Chamois or vasaline.

kenniff
kenniff Posts: 207
edited July 2011 in Road beginners
Hi all
For 10 and 25 TT's and longer rides would you use chamois or vasaline.
which make etc....cheers
ken
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  • Ezy Rider
    Ezy Rider Posts: 415
    if I had an accident,id have blushes on my face explaining why vaseline was near my butt :oops: . id stick with chamois cream if i were you.
  • red dragon
    red dragon Posts: 263
    Vaseline is cheaper and effective.
  • sorry if it's a daft question, but do you still use these products on padded non chamois shorts?
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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,888
    chamois cream

    vaseline is grease, why would you want grease all over your shorts, ugh
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  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    I tend not to use any, I used some for a recent 50TT, but didn't notice any difference.
  • Slow Downcp
    Slow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    For up to an hour I'd probably not bother - after that Chamois creme (preferably Assos). For a cheap alternative Sudocreme is good
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    Not actually tried it but I'd have thought vaseline would be too thin once your body heat warmed it up, surely it's a PITA to get out in a 30/40c wash to? Always used Assos stuff myself, the branded alternatives aren't cheap enough to warrant me experimenting.

    As for using it on modern synthetic pads then yes that's what it's designed for. Whilst a long time ago it was for keeping proper chamois supple it's long since been designed to work jsut as an anti-friction anti-bacterial cream for synthetic pads.
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Assos chamois cream. Great stuff !
    Vaseline is grease, it'll stain and eventually make a right mess of your shorts.
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  • Ezy Rider
    Ezy Rider Posts: 415
    assos chamois cream at £10.99 a small tub........are you joking !!

    usual assos rip off coming in around twice the price of everything else, udderly smooth is £6.39 a tub and does exactly the same job just as well.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Anyone tried KY-Jelly?
  • gaddster
    gaddster Posts: 401
    Yea but I don't think you want to go there...
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Vaseline has no astringent / antiseptic properties, so if you're planning to grow a culture in yer shorts, go ahead...
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  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Sudocrem. Much cheaper and better IMO
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  • Ezy Rider
    Ezy Rider Posts: 415
    Sudocrem. Much cheaper and better IMO


    and MUCH harder to wash out of the chamois.
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Ezy Rider wrote:
    assos chamois cream at £10.99 a small tub........are you joking !!

    usual assos rip off coming in around twice the price of everything else, udderly smooth is £6.39 a tub and does exactly the same job just as well.

    Yep, but it's good stuff and a tub lasts a good while. That said, you were moaning about the price of jerseys a while back, you get what you pay for.
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  • Philby
    Philby Posts: 328
    and MUCH harder to wash out of the chamois

    Never had a problem washing Sudocreme out of my bibshorts - maybe you put it on too thickly.
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    Sudocreme is good

    +1 for Sudocrem - if it's good enough for a baby's ar5e, it's good enough for mine... :lol:

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  • Paul E
    Paul E Posts: 2,052
    SecretSam wrote:
    Sudocreme is good

    +1 for Sudocrem - if it's good enough for a baby's ar5e, it's good enough for mine... :lol:

    I use it if I have a sore bit for commuting to just help it heal without irritating it more, on long rides I will use it and udderly with plenty on the chamois and it's always come out no problem
  • CRAIGO5000
    CRAIGO5000 Posts: 697
    Is this to prevent gooch burn?

    Are we talking about rubbing cream on the gooch or on the inside of our padded shorts?

    Sudocrem is a barrier cream so good to prevent irritation and also moisture exposure damaging it.

    I just rock padded shorts and live with the soreness. I just assumed that I'd get used to longer distances over time?

    I had this conversation with a mate the other day and he joked that you needed to grow a callas and barnacles down there before it no longer hurts after 60+ miles in the saddle.

    I hope he's not correct! :shock:
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  • Zoomer37
    Zoomer37 Posts: 725
    I like using WD40 as I find its great on the nuts
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Vaseline- Pros-Cheap, works well against chafing. Cons-Hard to wash out, leaves you with greasy a*se syndrome which can be hard to explain to a new significant other, Can harm some chamois over time, Promotes bacterial growth but I do recall a former pro trainer publishing a brew of vaseline, anti-biotic ointment and some other ingredient I can't recall, that some of the pros used in the past. Here in the states we have another product for bovine udders called "Bag Balm" which is an anti-biotic, vaseline, lanolin mix and is very popular here with cyclists and works very well at keeping boils and infection away. Between the Bag Balm and Udderly Smooth cream I may start producing milk from my bum soon. (Sorry, not a pleasant picture).

    Chamois Creams-Pros-Usually have ingredients to prevent bacterial growth, washes off easily. Some hold up to all day riding, Won't harm chamois. Cons-Can be very expensive, Some don't hold up to long rides. Your significant other may confuse it with hand cream and use up your £15 supply right before your upcoming sportive that you have been planning for all year.
  • Paul E
    Paul E Posts: 2,052
    Vaseline- Pros-Cheap, works well against chafing. Cons-Hard to wash out, leaves you with greasy a*se syndrome which can be hard to explain to a new significant other, Can harm some chamois over time, Promotes bacterial growth but I do recall a former pro trainer publishing a brew of vaseline, anti-biotic ointment and some other ingredient I can't recall, that some of the pros used in the past. Here in the states we have another product for bovine udders called "Bag Balm" which is an anti-biotic, vaseline, lanolin mix and is very popular here with cyclists and works very well at keeping boils and infection away. Between the Bag Balm and Udderly Smooth cream I may start producing milk from my bum soon. (Sorry, not a pleasant picture).

    Vaseilne is neutral (it's oil based), it doesnt have anything in it to feed any bacteria growth.
  • +1 for going dry :P

    Just get decent shorts...