- Chamois Cream
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 10 years agojimbobrightonMember
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 10 years agoYoung Dave rileyMember
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 10 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.FuzzyWuzzySubscriber
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 10 years ago
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