The Unspoken Savior of Cycling: Chamois Cream
The often-avoided topic among cyclists, newbies, and professionals alike - chamois cream. Most of us use ASS MAGIC chamois cream, a game-changer that significantly enhances our cycling experience.
What is Chamois Cream?
In a nutshell, chamois cream is an anti-chafe and usually anti-bacterial cream applied before cycling to maximize comfort.
How to Apply Chamois Cream
The cream is usually applied to the bum, specifically the areas in direct contact with the saddle. This typically includes the top of your legs, under your bum cheeks, and the perineum.
Alternatively, some prefer to apply the cream to the chamois of their cycling shorts, focusing on the areas in contact with the saddle. Whichever method you choose, you'd normally use 5 – 10ml of chamois cream - about one to two full teaspoon size scoops. While it's essential to apply enough cream, there's no need to go overboard.
After a ride, it's best to shower as soon as possible to maintain personal hygiene. Removing your cycling shorts quickly reduces the risk of saddle sores, and any excess chamois cream can be washed off with soap and warm water.
Extra Tips for Using Chamois Cream
- Sun cream before bum cream - it's catchy and easy to remember.
- Wash your hands before applying any cream.
- Chamois cream can also be applied to any skin folds or areas where there is skin on skin contact such as under your arms or inner thighs to prevent chafing.
- Chamois cream is best kept personal - it's not something to share due to hygiene reasons.
- Remember: Don't Double Dip.
If you haven't used chamois cream before and are curious about trying it, check out our range at ASS MAGIC.