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Preferred chamois creams?

Old 01-03-12, 05:01 PM
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Preferred chamois creams?

These 5 hour rides are chaffing my butt. I'm gonna get some chamois cream for the first time and want to do it right. Is there a "best brand", in the way that GP4000s are clearly the "best tire"?

ASSos certainly looks the part. DZ Nutz sounds pretty fun. And Performance has Butt'r pretty cheap. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-03-12, 05:11 PM
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I prefer Assos Pre Ride followed by Post Ride. Works well.
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A&D or bag balm
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Ive been using chamois butt'r because my lbs stocks it (deep discounts)...but Im thinking of trying something different. Ive had some "issues" lately...

I was thinking about trying bag balm. No way Id try A&D, that **** stinks.
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Just curious -- around how many hours do you spend in the saddle to require chamois cream? I average about 10 hours a week, my longest ride ever being about 7 hours long (and 7 back two days later), and I have never needed it. Obviously everyone is different, but I'm wondering if maybe I will run into the right circumstances to create a need for it, or if maybe I just got lucky (seems unlikely with my dry skin). I'm riding a decent quality chamois right now, but my longest rides to date have been in my bottom-of-the-line LG shorts.
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Saddle has a lot to do with it; back in my rando days I was doing 600k's with no chamois cream at all - that was on a Brooks b17 saddle.

Now, racing on a "race" saddle that is much smaller, I use butt'r when rides get above 4-5 hours.

As for the butt'r types, they all seem the same to me; my guess is that the differences are all in marketing.
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No way Id try A&D, that **** stinks.
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i use assos and dznuts when racing or doing really heavy hours, but when im doing under 12 hour weeks i generally stay with butt'r due to how cheap it is compared to assos and dz nuts. IN the rain i only use assos and dznuts.
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ok
youre ****in right its ok.
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I just bought some Butt'r. I'll post my "review" later.
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I've gotten in the habit of using a bit of Assos before each ride over 2h (and every roller ride). I don't "need" it, but I'd rather not chance it.
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I order Chamois Butt'r a case at a time. I like DZ Nuts....there is no way to make that sound right, but it is way too expensive for me. I never got into the Assos cream, I'm not sure what it is about it but I don't like it.
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Udderly Smooth udder cream. Not the chamois cream. The cow stuff.
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Am I the only one who likes and uses vasoline? I put in 15 hour weeks in the summer and never noticed a problem. I did get sore before I began using vasoline. It works for me.
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Bag Balm ftw.
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Stuff's awesome. Smells like a beach in the 70s for those behind you too. Everybody wins.
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you all need to HTFU. Never used chamois butter ever
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Am I the only one who likes and uses vasoline? I put in 15 hour weeks in the summer and never noticed a problem. I did get sore before I began using vasoline. It works for me.
Vaseline by itself works well. Cheap also. Vaseline on skin + Chamois Butt'r on the chamois works splendidly.
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Enzo's Buttonhole cream is all I've used. Psimet sent a sample with some wheels I ordered.

Enzo sponsors Psimets team.

Buy Enzo's and support club racing.

http://www.enzoscyclingproducts.com/
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i raced in voler last season so I was forced to look for a solution and I tried everything.

sportslick is on another level from anything else.

http://www.sportslick.com/

but the root cause of the problem is a bad chamois (or saddle/position)

in the long run its better to actually solve the problem rather than just lubing it up imo
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