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Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream?
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In another thread I bemoaned an ongoing issue in the taint region. Since I'm doing longer trainer rides as part of my training plan I've been liberally applying chamois cream. I was still having issues.

Today, on my 3hr ride (Sufferlandria National Day of Suffering) I used no cream and wore tri shorts Vs the bibs I've been wearing on my long rides. No issues and the taint region issue felt fine ( other than the normal relative discomfort that comes with a 3hr ride).

I'm wondering about the shorts but also if the thick application of the cream was actually aggravating the issue versus helping it. Anyone else have similar experience?

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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I find it depends on your saddle. If you have a padded saddle like a Cobb Flow plus or Max then the additional padding of the Bibs ends up being too much padding = discomfort. In that case using just tri shorts on the bike works much better for me.


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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I don't use any cream. 60 minute trainer rides up to 4-5 hour rides outside.

FWIW sometimes on early morning trainer rides I'll just jump in in my briefs. No tri shorts or bibs.

I think it comes down to two things
1) proper bike fit
2) proper saddle for you


Are you getting soreness, numbness or saddle sores?
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [T.Skelton] [ In reply to ]
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I've never used any butt paste/chamois cream, even when I was only cycling.

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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I never used it on my road bike. I got a tri bike and had to use it on even the shortest of rides and I still got chafing. Once I sorted out the seat, it was an Adamo and I had to zip tie it narrower, I don't need to wear it anymore.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I use Tri-slide vs pastes or lubes. Totally water proof and feels silky smooth.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [LuckyLo] [ In reply to ]
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I've always found that the weather has a lot to do with whether I use cream. High heat and high humidity = love of chamois cream.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [LuckyLo] [ In reply to ]
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LuckyLo wrote:
I use Tri-slide vs pastes or lubes. Totally water proof and feels silky smooth.

Curious what kind of residue this product leaves post-ride and how easy it is to get off. Also, anyone experience any skin sensitivity issues with this product? I've been thinking about trying...
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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For longer indoor sessions, I've found that simply changing shorts every 60-90 minutes completely solves this problem.

I only use cream for longer outdoor rides in the heat of summer when swapping shorts isn't an option.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I have never used cream of any kind. Then again, I dont go commando.
I have found undergarments that work like a charm. Very light and wicks away sweat in a super jiff.
Those undies and any of my tri shorts and my ism saddle, work very well for all my riding needs.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I use it when I need it... So longer runs/rides, maybe if I've been putting in a lot of work and I notice a little bit of butt burn in the the shower. Other than that I try to go without. This is a pretty individual thing, but with that said what has worked for me is I don't use it on short days so I'm not dependent on needing it. But if I feel a little bit of a raw area in the shower the next day I'll throw on a dab on.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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I don't use it. I apply coconut oil before I ride and again after I shower. Works for me.
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Re: Does anyone NOT use butt paste/chamois cream? [dprocket] [ In reply to ]
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You shouldn't need to use butt cream with modern shorts. Could be a sizing issue. Your's might be too loose? Or poor quality (that doesn't mean cheap, quality and price are not always related)
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