For longer days in the saddle, chamois cream can literally save your butt.
However, as with anything in cycling, there are plenty of creams to choose from, covering a variety of brands and at a range of prices.
Fear not, as these are the best chamois creams for cyclists, as rated and reviewed by the BikeRadar team. Chamois Butt’r Original
£13 (227g) / $18 (235ml / 8 fl oz) / AU$25
This cream is based on mineral oil and includes lanolin and aloe in its ingredients. We got a lot of mileage from this, it’s easy and hygienic to apply from the tube, is minimally perfumed and long-lasting.
Also available in female-specific and cooling versions, but this is the crème de la crème of high-quality, budget-friendly creams. Assos Chamois Creme
£13 (140ml) / $19 (140ml) / AU$30 (140ml) Widely available and well priced for Assos, this tried-and-tested chamois cream is popular.The present formula has little smell to it, just a touch of mint, and we found that a small amount of the thick white cream (or crème) went a long way, with the menthol giving it an initial cooling effect.Assos also offers a women’s-specific formulation, available to buy from Wiggle. Muc-Off Luxury CC £14 (100ml) / $15 (100ml) / AU$26 (100ml) This pleasant-smelling anti-bacterial cream contains aloe vera, witch hazel, shea butter and sunflower oil. We found this as good as any at keeping chafing at bay, even during a day-long ride.While this is fairly expensive, it does double up as a […]