Chamois cream anyone?

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Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:23 am

To date all the rides I've done have been sub 50kms. I've never suffered from chafing of saddle sores. However this weekend I'm having a bash at the South Downs, ~100miles in a day so thinking about lubing up for it. What do people recommend? From a bit of searching around on the various sites these are 3 that seem pretty good, but there are loads out there with good reviews. Want something that's long lasting.

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HNN ... 4oz_(118ml)

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/paceline-produc ... yle-cream/

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/chapeau-origina ... eam-200ml/

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby 16mm » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:46 am

Those 3 may be pretty good.
Did searching not suggest Assos was awesome?

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:21 pm

yes that is mentioned a lot, looks good, very popular, but I was a little put off by one review on this site saying:

"Too much reapplication needed, and its a nightmare if you sweat a lot or get caught in a rainstorm! I personally prefer a new product called nubutte. In my opinion, and my friends that I have recently converted :-) nubutte far outperforms ASSOS. Its all-natural, lasts through rain, heals up any existing saddle sores, reduces pain during rides. Sorry ASSOS fans, but I just could never go back . . ."

Also quite a few people saying they've switched to something else after they changed the formulation.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:23 pm

well I guess 1024 reviews and 4.7/5 score on wiggle speaks for itself!

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby xcMuttley » Wed Jul 17, 2013 13:27 pm

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HNE ... mois_cream

By far the best chamois cream i have used! Comfortable, stays for a long time and smells good

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 16:12 pm

xcMuttley wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HNEZBHCC/enzos_buttonhole_chamois_cream

By far the best chamois cream i have used! Comfortable, stays for a long time and smells good


and have you tried Assos? (which I just ordered since thousands can't be wrong!)

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby xcMuttley » Wed Jul 17, 2013 17:08 pm

Yes and i much prefer the Enzo's cream over Assos. I agree with the quote you found! I have used both creams over long distances and i found myself wanting to re-apply the assos cream (Although i couldnt find any suitable place to do so) Think i will stick with the Enzo's cream, much better IMO

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Jul 17, 2013 19:32 pm

skiffy wrote:
xcMuttley wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HNEZBHCC/enzos_buttonhole_chamois_cream

By far the best chamois cream i have used! Comfortable, stays for a long time and smells good


and have you tried Assos? (which I just ordered since thousands can't be wrong!)

I've used Assos and Endura chamois creams for long rides, and have to say that the Assos is better at preventing chafing and crotch rot.
Someone (El Cap, maybe?) recommended chamois cream for a 10 hour endure a couple of years ago, and I'm glad I was made aware of this dirty little secret of cycling!
Wouldn't bother heading out for a 3hr+ride without it now.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby Shackster » Wed Jul 17, 2013 20:52 pm

This stuff is pretty good

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/udderly-smooth-chamois-cream/

Although I haven't tried any others.
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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby Woodmonkey » Wed Jul 17, 2013 21:02 pm

Sudocrem is pretty good too, been nicking it off the kids for a while
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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Jul 17, 2013 21:14 pm

Nah, Sudocream's good afterwards, if you're got some bad chafing, but it's not thick enough, an doesn't stay put well enough compared to the others.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby Woodmonkey » Wed Jul 17, 2013 21:47 pm

Doesn't stay put!!!!!!!!!!! There speaks a man who hasn't had it painted on his tv by a 2 year old! 4 hours is as good as it gets lately, I'll invest if I get a pass for anything longer!
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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 08:16 am

Woodmonkey wrote:Doesn't stay put!!!!!!!!!!! There speaks a man who hasn't had it painted on his tv by a 2 year old! 4 hours is as good as it gets lately, I'll invest if I get a pass for anything longer!


hahaha brilliant. that must've been a ***** to get off. I know someone who as a toddler painted their tv with white paint. So far we've come through unscathed, but a long way to go with a 3y/o and 5 month old!.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby stubs » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:16 am

I am using Bepanthen nappy cream at the moment I rub it into the pad of my inner shorts and it lasts well on a mega hot 4 hour ride. I started using it when I went to get 2 of my tattoos re inked and the tattoo guy said to use it to stop itching. One day I was out of my usual ars* lard in a rush to get ready and I thought why not whats the worst that can happen. It stops chafing and doesnt disappear when you sweat like some.
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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby Eag1E » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:07 am

Tried a few, by far the best is nubutte. Smells nice and made with natural organic ingredients.

I used to have to get it from the US, but Planetx are doing it now http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HNN ... 4oz_(118ml).

Your wedding tackle will love you for it :lol:

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby BrindleScoops » Mon Jul 22, 2013 20:43 pm

skiffy wrote:yes that is mentioned a lot, looks good, very popular, but I was a little put off by one review on this site saying:

"Too much reapplication needed, and its a nightmare if you sweat a lot or get caught in a rainstorm! I personally prefer a new product called nubutte. In my opinion, and my friends that I have recently converted :-) nubutte far outperforms ASSOS. Its all-natural, lasts through rain, heals up any existing saddle sores, reduces pain during rides. Sorry ASSOS fans, but I just could never go back . . ."

Also quite a few people saying they've switched to something else after they changed the formulation.


Assos rules, and the sweating thing is rubbish, I have a foot in both MTB and Roadie camps and use it for both, on Sat in the obscene heat and humidity I put in 94 road miles, drank 3.5 litres of water and didnt pee once, ie I sweated it all out and the assos was still going strong to the end. I used to get soreness after 20 miles but since using assos I get zero bum issues!
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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby njee20 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 08:35 am

Big fan of Assos myself.

Someone (El Cap, maybe?)


What happened to El Cap? I'd forgotten about him!

Going OT, if you want a tale of woe involving Sudocreme this is pretty epic, taken from the 'other' forum.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 09:33 am

"Wipe baby's bottom with cat. Two birds, one stone."

hahaha.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby njee20 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 09:35 am

The whole thing is superb, the 3rd page is good.

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Re: Chamois cream anyone?

Postby skiffy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 09:54 am

yeah when I first replied I didn't realise it was a 5 pager. Glad I'm sat in office meeting room alone, bloody hilarious!


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