If you haven't ever experienced saddle abrasion or the dreaded saddle sore, consider yourself lucky. However, you should also consider yourself as riding on borrowed time. As sad as it is to say, even the best of chamois can only offer so much after 80 plus miles. And if you're 80 miles from home when the pain starts, well, you're in trouble. It's a combination of this very scenario and the promise of guaranteed comfort, that make us fanatical supporters of the Assos Chamois Cream. After all, once you try it, you're going to use it all, eventually.
Now, if you've never used chamois cream before, we understand your reservations about smearing your chamois with what appears to be moisturizing lotion. But, we're here to tell you that this notion needs to be dispelled. Assos' chamois cream is made from 100% natural ingredients, and not only does it provide a maddening level of comfort, it will also increase the life of your chamois. This is because Assos engineered its cream with antibacterial and antimicrobial elements that eliminate the risk of fungal growth and infections (saddle sores). Additionally, the cream feels cooling on the skin, and even more obviously, it basically eliminates abrasion between yourself and chamois.
Here's a tip for Chamois Cream usage: Before each ride, apply it to your skin, not to the chamois itself. This ensures that all of your sensitive areas receive coverage. Also, Assos recommends applying a thin layer of its cream to your chamois after every run in the laundry. This will help maintain a heightened level of antibacterial cleanliness to your insert, while also increasing the lifespan of the chamois.