Indoor Cycling Season is Ramping Up, Good Clothing and Chamois Cream Can Make All the Difference

Two friends of 303, Primal Wear and BlueRub offer some great products to help with those long Zwift sessions or frequent trips to the Indoor cycling studio. Better clothes, better protection, better workout!

Last year when Covid hit, Primal went to work on developing a full line of spin clothing. They developed a new fabric, called ATY that has improved moisture wicking combined with flexibility ideal for the gym. Taking a spin class and then walking around the gym doing other exercises in traditional cycling shorts or bibs isn’t the most comfortable thing–or the best look.

Primal has a full line up of tights, shorts, and tops. They feature a chamois that is ideal for indoor cycling called the Sh-Sh-Chamois. The invisible TMF® Italian Made Chamois is lightweight and features 4-way stretch, antibacterial and antimicrobial fabric, and is made with advanced micro foam that has maximum protection with minimum thickness. Made to move when you move and designed to be invisible.

Check out the full line up HERE

But sometimes the best shorts and clothing isn’t enough protection from making you uncomfortable. This is where BlueRub comes in with all natural, simple ingredient skin products made especially for athlete.

Today we are gonna focus on the Chamois cream.

Okay. Let’s start with the awkward part of this blog; we’ll be talking about your butt. Specifically, how to keep your buns and inner thighs in working order on long rides.

What is chamois cream?

Chamois cream is a viscous, thick, protective cream that helps eliminate friction between skin and clothing that naturally occurs while cycling. 

When selecting a chamois cream, look for a product that has staying power, is non-greasy, and non-staining. Also look at the ingredient deck — be sure there’s no toxic chemicals, mineral oil, silicones, or petroleum ingredients. You want breathable ingredients like organic butters, oils, and aloe.

Do I need to use chamois cream?

Chamois cream for riding horsesSaddle sores and painful chafing are part of cycling and riding. And they can keep you off your seat when not using protection. 

Cyclists and equestrians use chamois cream — along with the correct saddle and great-fitting shorts – to prevent saddle sores and abscess while on longer rides. 

Chamois cream works to minimize friction when heat, pressure and sweat conspire against your skin. A condition that is natural for cyclists and horseback riders sit on saddles.

Chamois – not just for butts

Runners use chamois around arm holes, bra straps and other places where chafing can occur. Swimmers use chamois around neck and arm holes of wet suits to prevent chafing and sores. 

How to apply chamois

Some riders apply chamois to the chamois pad in their shorts and rub it around and that’s all. Others like to apply directly to their skin, focusing on the fleshy parts that contact the saddle: taint, butt, thighs and for women, the labia. You’ll use more or less a 1/2 oz of cream at a time, but that amount will vary based on your own needs. You can reapply after a few hours if needed. 

Try bluerub chamois created specifically for sensitive skin. 

Our ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Glycerin, Witch Hazel Water, Vitamin C Ester, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin 

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