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Old 09-13-08, 08:13 AM
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Butt paste 101

OK, I have read some of the previous forums and am a little unsure of how and why this is used. Can someone please educate me.
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Old 09-13-08, 09:42 AM
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It's used to cut down on friction between sensitive skin and fabric. Rub it onto the chamois of your shorts. If you're going on short rides it's more hassle than it's worth. Long rides and you'll be glad you did.
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buy some and read the instructions.

or read up on the best here. later.
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I prefer to apply it on my skin, putting it on the chamois feels a bit messy.
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OK, now for the sensative questions and answers. I'm rather hairy and after a long ride it feels like the hairs on my butt have been tugged on for the past 2+ hours. Will this help? I have tried shaving some areas but the stubble is almost worse than the hair pulling pain and accompanying shaffing. Will this reduce the friction there as well?
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or read up on the best here. later.
+1

I am so very tempted to buy the bulk thing for $200+ from them.
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Originally Posted by steingang2 View Post
OK, now for the sensative questions and answers. I'm rather hairy and after a long ride it feels like the hairs on my butt have been tugged on for the past 2+ hours. Will this help? I have tried shaving some areas but the stubble is almost worse than the hair pulling pain and accompanying shaffing. Will this reduce the friction there as well?
After one 140 mile ride, all the hair had more or less been ripped out of my ass.

Short answer: Nair for men.

I keep it short and use chamois cream so the shorts can't yank the hairs for hours on end.
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I like the new DZ nutz cream
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Oh, so that's what it's all about! I thought it was the other way around: I always thought the butt goo was to prevent damage to the shorts from your butt.

Amazing what one can learn from reading bikeforum.
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Originally Posted by steingang2 View Post
OK, now for the sensative questions and answers. I'm rather hairy and after a long ride it feels like the hairs on my butt have been tugged on for the past 2+ hours. Will this help? I have tried shaving some areas but the stubble is almost worse than the hair pulling pain and accompanying shaffing. Will this reduce the friction there as well?
Wax.

Or lasers.

Either way, you will find salvation.
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I like the new DZ nutz cream
Hey, have you used Asso's before? How do those two compare in your opinion. Competitivecyclist.com raves about DZ, which got my interested, and compares it to Asso's but really never says anything bad about anything they sell so it all seems like marketing bull.

Thanks.
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I don't use any creams, pastes, or whatever on any of my rides. But maybe if I rode really long rides ... longer than 1200K randonnees ... I might.
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Hey, have you used Asso's before? How do those two compare in your opinion. Competitivecyclist.com raves about DZ, which got my interested, and compares it to Asso's but really never says anything bad about anything they sell so it all seems like marketing bull.

Thanks.
I've used them both....I think they are both very similar except the Assos has a little more of tingly sensation that is spectacular! It is kinda like a very mild form of Bengay on your junk. Just enough to feel refreshing and not burning. The DZ nuts has the same feel but much much less mild on the tingly feeling.
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You guys must have really soft, tender butts'. I have never used any cream even on 150 mile rides. A good pair of bibs is all it takes plus a nice saddle, of course.

My advice is get a saddle you can ride well with. You may end up paying a few hundred dollars for this experiment, but it's worth it. Then get yourself a good pair fo bibs. This also may set you back a few hundred bucks before you find the right one. Then never give up the saddle and buy the bibs you like only. Simple............................and no butt cream. Yuk!
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You guys must have really soft, tender butts'. I have never used any cream even on 150 mile rides. A good pair of bibs is all it takes plus a nice saddle, of course.

My advice is get a saddle you can ride well with. You may end up paying a few hundred dollars for this experiment, but it's worth it. Then get yourself a good pair fo bibs. This also may set you back a few hundred bucks before you find the right one. Then never give up the saddle and buy the bibs you like only. Simple............................and no butt cream. Yuk!
obviously, you are wrong. that is all it takes for you. everyone is different. later.
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Originally Posted by JonnyV View Post
It's used to cut down on friction between sensitive skin and fabric. Rub it onto the chamois of your shorts. If you're going on short rides it's more hassle than it's worth. Long rides and you'll be glad you did.
Untruth.

Spread it on your skin. It's not a hassle at all; I bag-balm it up before every ride. It takes two seconds, it doesn't make a mess, and it feels stupendous. Hell, I'll throw that stuff on before walking outside on a hot day.
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You guys must have really soft, tender butts'.
Chicks like a guy with a soft, tender butt. Without butt paste my ass would be hard and sinewy like the rump of a mule.
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You guys must have really soft, tender butts'. I have never used any cream even on 150 mile rides. A good pair of bibs is all it takes plus a nice saddle, of course.
Actually first you need a bicycle that fits. If you're rocking on the saddle, you'll be sore. If your saddle is too low, you'll be sore. If you are sliding back and forth on your saddle, you'll be sore. So first set the bicycle up correctly.

Then get a good saddle. I personally recommend a Brooks. With my Brooks I can ride long distances without padded shorts, without any pain or sores problems at all.

However, a good pair of shorts can help the situation too. Make sure they've got enough padding to cover your sitbones, but not so much padding that they chafe. And expensive shorts are not necessarily comfortable shorts. You've got to try a bunch on and see what works for you.


Once you get riding, you've got to keep clean. If you are doing a long, hot ride, stop in at a gas station and wash (with water and paper towels) your sitting area thoroughly. What happens is that you sweat, and your sweat contains salt, which can be abrasive. When you wash all that off, you will be much more comfortable.

If you don't have a gas station with water available, use baby wipes ... just duck behind a tree and clean yourself with baby wipes every few hours.

If you happen to start to develop a sore, apply a product like Ozonol or Polysporin (with the pain relieving stuff) to that sore. Those products will start the healing process and remove the pain.

When you finish your ride, if you have a rash or small sore, shower, wash the area well with soap and water, and then apply zinc oxide cream. You'll be fine in the morning.
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+1 for bag balm
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