Recommendation on Anti-Chafing Gel

Greg2015

Greg2015

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What Anti-Chafing Gel do they sell in Tokyo?

I'm hoping to pick some up on Amazon.jp

Much appreciated.
 
Half-Fast Mike

Half-Fast Mike

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#2
The Assos stuff is available here. It's good, with a nice twinge of menthol. But overpriced IMHO.

My go-to product is Chamois Butt'r. I also have a tin of Bag Balm; it works well but I don't like handling it.

I've heard several people say they use Oronine, but I'm not sure whether they use it for prevention/protection, or for healing a rash once you have it, or both.
 
Greg2015

Greg2015

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Thanks a lot guys. I don't mind paying a little money for something that works. So I will start with the Assos. Andy is that Oronain used after you ride?
 
leicaman

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I have the Assos and it seems fine for about 150km, but anything longer and things always seem to get a little itchy. I've also used the Rapha cream which doesn't seem to have the same itching effect.
 
zenbiker

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You can pay ¥2400 for Assos bum cream or just go to your local drugstore and get a pot of baby's bum cream for about ¥400 ..... works just as well!
 
TCC

TCC

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Just make sure you don't accidentally have a baby to go with the cream. That will end up costing you a hell of a lot more than if you had just gone for the Assos stuff in the first place.
 
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wexford

wexford

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I don't use anything. I got saddle rash once though and it was pretty stingy stuff. I used ASSOS skin repair to great effect to fix things up. I then used vaseline for a little bit before I got bored putting it on and went back to using nothing again. I did get a baby to go with things though and @TCC is right. They are a bit on the expensive side of things both on time and money. Enjoyable none the less.
 
Chrisisism

Chrisisism

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Some bibs make you want to have chamois and some don't...
I will however use Rapha Chamois with Rapha pant tomorrow for the first time together. I hope they are a happy couple..