I do long and intense rides 6 times a week, if I don't use chamois cream for the ride, my bottoms get sore like hell. Usually I use Assos cream and it works great, I have tried Nallini cream and few more.
As a bike and gear lover, I roam the net and read a bout new products, I never new that there so many chamois cream out in the market (I'm from Israel, we have all from all here, chamois creams not so much). What kind of cream do you people use?
Thank's in advance
I live in a hot/humid area (So. Florida). In the Summer, it is critical that those of us riders that live here, protect ourselves very well to avoid complications down in that area!
I ran a test using the identical kind of shorts and about six different creams and the one that BY FAR that gave me better results was DZ NUTS.
The other brands I used were: Rapha, Assos, Elite Protect Cream, Hammer Nutrition Seat Saver, and a cream from Argentina called Crema de Ordeñe. The last one is a great cream to treat damaged skin that riders there use (the creams we use are very expensive over there or not available).
One thing I have found is that the cream alone won't do the job. You have to have a strict regime of cleaning yourself and getting of your shorts ASAP to avoid getting germs. Sometimes, the problems in the crotch come from lack of care rather than the wrong cream used.
I do not like creams that are too light as those get absorbed by the shorts' pads leaving your skin vulnerable. The thickness of the DZ NUTS is ideal and so is Rapha's. But I think the ingredients of DZ NUTS are better at least, they work for me and a few guys I know around here.