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    Roll-On Chamois Cream?

    Is there a good roll-on chamois cream product out there? I'm kinda grossed out by the creamy stuff.

    Admittedly, I'm chamois cream ignorant. In the past, I'd only gotten saddle chafe on one ride that was 125mi and downpoured around mile 40. Recently I've been getting chafe on most rides over 75mi. Switched to the Romin 2 mos ago and thinking it's the culprit, but like the saddle too much to switch.

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    Maybe give a look at the stuff that they use for tri's? Body Glide comes in a roll-on stick.
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    i got a LOT more chafing with the Romin (evo pro) saddle than my old toupe...much less flex in the shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorthings View Post
    i got a LOT more chafing with the Romin (evo pro) saddle than my old toupe...much less flex in the shell.
    Yeah, the Toupe was the saddle I was coming from. I think it has to do w the leather-like fabric they use on top of the Romin. It's a bit tackier than the Toupe was.

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    There are a few roll on chamois creams/anti-friction creams. Body Glide makes one. Chomper Body makes another called Silke.

    if application is an issue, you should may try ones that come in ease to dispense tubes, like Century Riding Cream, DZnuts, or Chamois Butt'r.

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    Romin is the culprit.

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    i use dznuts cream and its great. I have the Romin expert and I have not noticed any chaffing.

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    I don't understand where you guys get this chafing from and the need for cream. I've done several centuries and ride frequently and have an axe of a saddle, but never any rawness, the worst I've had is my nipples get rubbed a bit in the winter but a particular pair of bibs

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
    I don't understand where you guys get this chafing from and the need for cream. I've done several centuries and ride frequently and have an axe of a saddle, but never any rawness, the worst I've had is my nipples get rubbed a bit in the winter but a particular pair of bibs
    Same here, if it's gonna be ridiculously hot or humid I might sprinkle a lil body powder down south but I've never needed more than that. I tried chamois butter once just to see what all the fuss was about. The most uncomfortable ride I've ever had! Different strokes for different folks I guess.

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    I only use it on the hot days over 90 degrees especially when I leave work at 6pm. On those days i dabble a little on and go at it without any issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
    I don't understand where you guys get this chafing from and the need for cream. I've done several centuries and ride frequently and have an axe of a saddle, but never any rawness, the worst I've had is my nipples get rubbed a bit in the winter but a particular pair of bibs
    Ya know... Consider yourself one lucky SOB. I didn't understand the need for chamois cream either. Everything is hunky dory for me until things get damp. I ride 80-120 mile rides every weekend and am usually fine. It's not until I get caught in a downpour with 60 miles to go or it super humid out that there are any issues. All last season on my Toupe, I only had one instance of chafing. It happens more on my Romin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushbikes View Post
    Is there a good roll-on chamois cream product out there? I'm kinda grossed out by the creamy stuff.

    Admittedly, I'm chamois cream ignorant. In the past, I'd only gotten saddle chafe on one ride that was 125mi and downpoured around mile 40. Recently I've been getting chafe on most rides over 75mi. Switched to the Romin 2 mos ago and thinking it's the culprit, but like the saddle too much to switch.
    140,000 km and only one saddle sore. And I don't use chamois cream. In fact, in 2003 I tried a bunch of chamois creams and found that they just made matters worse.

    Make sure your bicycle fits.
    Get a good saddle that works well for you.
    Develop a strong core so that you can maintain good posture all the way through a long ride.
    Wash and dry yourself now and then on long rides to get rid of the sweat.

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    Roll-on cream? Setting everything else aside, that would make it tough to apply in a parking lot, or a car, which is where I often end up doing it.
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    Give Endur-It chamois cream a try, it doesn't give you the creamy feeling and last a super long time. It works!

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