Questions tagged [chamois-creme]

Relating to friction-reducing skin lotions applied before a ride.

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How long is chamois cream meant to be effective?

In the context of long rides*, how often is chamois cream meant to stay useful (whether measured in hours,km or whatever)? I typically don't carry it on the road, but wonder if a top-up might make ...
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What's different in women's specific chamois cream?

What's the difference between regular chamois cream and women specific chamois cream? If my partner also rides, are there disadvantages to both male and female users sharing the women specific type?
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How do I properly apply chamois cream?

There is a lot of advice out there to use chamois cream on long rides to prevent sores and chafing. How are you supposed to apply it? In particular I'm curious about the following: Do you apply ...
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How can I make my own chamois cream?

I am about to ride a 300km brevet, and the plan is to let the faster bike alone at home, and go with a heavier one, for a lot of reasons, and one of them is the riding position on the fast one makes ...
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Does chamois creme affect the life of cycling shorts?

Does chamois creme have any effect on the life of cycling shorts? I know it's made to be used for cycling but does it make the chamois (or maybe a synthetic one) wear out faster?
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Picking Chamois Creme

What should one look for when picking Chamois Creme? Are there ingredients to stay away from or that should be in a quality creme?