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There is no shame in staying comfortable.

Assos Chamois Cream will change your life. It eliminates the abrasive feeling of a sweaty chamois, but it does so without making you feel like you're slipping all over the chamois. You can bid farewell to friction between your body and your shorts, but your favorite shorts will still conform to you like a glove.

Bear one important fact in mind: This cream isn't just for Assos shorts, it's for any brand shorts with any type of chamois. Did you watch "The Lance Chronicles?" Did you see how Lance slathered the daylights out of his Nike bib shorts (made by Giordana, in case you were curious) with Assos cream? Quite an impressive endorsement.

A tip for Chamois Cream usage: Apply it to your skin, not to the chamois itself. It's not bad to put it on the chamois, but by applying it directly to your mortal coil it'll ensure that the cream reaches all of your personal nooks and crannies.

Assos tells you this on the label: The cream is specificially formulated for both real and synthetic chamois. It has 100% natural ingredients. It prolongs chamois life, prevents bacterial and fungal infections that cause saddle sores, and keeps you cool by reducing friction. Please Note: Assos has made a change to eliminate parabens and color additives in the formula. So rather than being the light blue Klinik, your favorite chamois cream is now... cream colored. Don't worry, everything you love about it has remained the same, and they didn't take out the tingle. 140ml jar.

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5 5

GO TO CHAMOIS CREME

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Assos Chamois Creme is the best of all worlds...it is not too thick, not too thin and just the right amount of "medicated" feel. I have tried DZ Nuts and I really liked it but it is SO expensive. I also tried Mad Alchemy but it is very goopy (it feels like mayonaise or yogurt). Assos is almost as good as DZ without the HUGE price tag...even with that said, it is still a little pricy...but riding without chamois creme is NOT an option. Try it, you will like it and learn that you can't live without it.

5 5

'Taint perfect, but it's close

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Assos knows how to make gear. The cream applies easily, smells fresh, reduces friction, and does a great job regardless of how long the day in the saddle is. I'm a huge fan.

The only thing I'm not the biggest fan of, in contrast with some other reviewers, is the tingle. On a summer day it's not unwelcome, but there are times where I'd rather just slap it on and be able to forget it a little easier than I do. Interestingly, balancing it with some Nivea cream seems to do the job beautifully.

Assos Chamois Cream was the first Assos product I purchased, and was a gateway drug into all sorts of other Swiss concoctions ? shorts, jerseys, socks, you name it. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

5 5

Always....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In all types of bibs, in the heat of the high desert - nothing beats it. Nothing!
This is the best and I have tried others in a bind, I now order in bulk. 100 degrees F at 5000+ feet of altitude, after a 50 mile day - no problems.

I know it is a bunch of chemicals, I make my own shaving oils, I tried numerous natural products - Assos chamois cream works better than any other product I have tried and or used. And I remember when chamois was leather.

4 5

I don't always use chamois cream...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

?but when I do, I use Assos.

I would say on average my taint is more sensitive than most. So if I'm going out for a century or all day ride, I take extra precautions by putting some of this stuff to reduce the friction. I invest in shorts with a good chamois and find the Assos chamois cream makes the ride a bit more comfortable.

I've never had an allergic reaction, but after reading one of the other reviews I may pass on using chamois cream in the future do reduce the amount of chemicals put on my skin.

5 5

Stay Comfortable and Fresh

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pretty good product. There is a slight tingling that dissapates quickly after application. The protection is good and keeps me riding longer. Also it keeps your shorts smelling fresh. I use it less in Oslo Norway where it is cool than in Washington DC during the summer. I don't seem to need it as much.

5 5

the best reward after a long ride

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I started using this cream this year.

very happy with it. Helps to recover your skin.

Responded on

A "blistering" review - solid :)

5 5

Great Cream

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ive been using this product for a couple of years and love it. It feels great on the skin and stays in place for hours. I will continue to use this for years to come.

5 5

For long rides use Assos chamois creme

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have tried lots of cremes and this is my go to creme for longer rides. It is expensive, but on a 3+ hour ride, when I use other cremes that are cheaper I always regret not grabbing the Assos tub. For shorter rides I can not tell too much difference so I grab the large tub of cheaper creme.

3 5

Good for summer and short rides

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's a lot of tingling. More medicine smell than natural herb smells. Thin and last 2-3 hours; that is why Lance used 1/2 tub on chamois. Not my century ride creme. I really like the rapha creme more than anything else but unfortunately CC doesn't carry it any more. I don't like in colder temps as it gives a rather moderate "cooling" effect. I also like the plain Jane Pace creme also(not the Europe version which has the same tingling/cooling effect as this creme.

3 5

Slight sensation

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I usually apply this on my synthetic chamois after washing so that it remain soft . I have used it several time for my skin and like the slight sensation and cooling effect. It has work for me when I am doing long climb (> 2 hrs) and no side affect. It is rather expensive and too big for travel.

1 5

don't waste your money

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

TALCUM POWDER. DONE AND DONE.

5 5

Pretty much the best you can buy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Assos has always been associated with top shelf quality and this chamois creme is no exception. Easily applied (big mouth container) to either the subject area or on the chamois itself, easily washed off/out of chamois, great "feel" on the bike (i.e., cooling). Depending on how much you apply, it'll last throughout a normal 3-4 hour ride. Great (essential) product for not a ton of "scrillas".

1 5

All natural? Not Really

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Except for a synthetic biocide preservative: methylisothiazolinone. This is a strong allergen and causes contact sensitivity for about 10% of all Americans. This chemical was recently named as allergen of the year by the Contact Dermatitis Society and the Mayo Clinic recently advised people to avoid all consumer products that contain it. It made me very sick for several years until I was diagnosed and treated with cortical steroid injections and a topical steroid 1,000 times stronger than cortisone. I think that my skin will be abnormal for the rest of my life.

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Have you every found a 'better' product that doesn't contain this chemical? We would all like to know, and thanks for the 'heads-up'...

5 5

The best

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After using this, there will be no going back. It doesnt have a super strong smell nor an intense tingling sensation when applied to the nether regions.