Just wondering what properties are desirable for a chamois cream?
What is it about your chosen stuff? is it the texture, the smell, the tingle, ease of ‘meltability’?
taPosted 11 years ago
I use Sudocrem nappy rash cream its about a quarter thr price of specific chamois cream seems to have the same ingredients and has worked for me for yearsPosted 11 years ago
There are also a fair few who swear by Assos stuff too, just wondering what it is about certain types that people like, rather than about getting a cheaper alternative.Posted 11 years ago
the udderly smooth one works well, but nt 100% sure moisturiser wouldnt be cheeper and work just as well.Posted 11 years ago
AKA Minty @rse Lard gives the undercarrage that fresh menthol tinling feeling.Posted 11 years ago
sudochreme is thicker and doesn’t work as well as assos or the elite o-zone stuff.Posted 11 years ago
assos is designed to reduce friction not as a moisturiser or nappy rash prevention.
if you piss yourself a lot then it’s probably good to use sudocreme.
…sudocreme it is then.Posted 11 years ago
I vote for udderly…I used it on a big challenge ride in china and it was immensePosted 11 years ago
Hows about a roundup of say, sudocreme, assoss and udderly? what makes one beter than the other? That’s what I’m trying to get to…..
🙂Posted 11 years ago
Assos.Posted 11 years ago
My view – don’t use any creams unless as a curative. They block pores and alter the PH of the skin and interfere with the normal functioning of the skin. If you are getting sore something else is wrong – shorts/ saddle / riding position.
I come from a nursing point of view where creams used to be used in pressure sore prevention all the time but recent research has said it is best not to use any.
For cycling I have never used any creams and prefer natural fibres next to the skin with a comfy saddle. I never get sore botty – even when soloing sits. Lycra is bad for your skin – traps sweat.
Unorthodox views I know but it works fr mePosted 11 years ago
assos feels nice an minty on yr arse..i put it on my baws too feels good mmmmmmmmmmmmmPosted 11 years ago
have to say I rode today with nothing but a pair of baggies and everything was fine- didn’t notice any difference. Agree with TJ, I have used Sudocrem before, and find it’s worse than nothing atall, especially if it gets any bits in it, which then just turns into grinding paste. then you get really red raw!Posted 11 years ago
I never bothered with any form of cream ,until I went through a phase of getting boils on my arse and thighs. Yes,I did seek medical advice,had blood tests etc…nothing showed up.Posted 11 years ago
Anyway back to the topic. I started using Assos cream and I love that tingle. Also,although it’s probably coincidence,the boils haven’t returned.
on a slightly related topic… do you chaps where underwear with your lycra? or freeball it? just wondering is all…Posted 11 years ago
undercracker free here and only use cream if doing really long ridesPosted 11 years ago
No one should ever wear anything under lycra shorts, otherwise you’re negating half the point of them. As for chamois cream, I use Assos (on 1 hour+ rides), works well for me so never bothered trying anything else (and for once it’s not ridiculously expensive compared with other brands). Plenty of people get by fine without though and it’s probably mostly psychological but I do think it helps.Posted 11 years ago
so that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all these years! 😆
Commando it is from now on 8)Posted 11 years ago
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