Your bum goes through a lot when you cycle. Pressure, heat and getting butted with by the saddle when you’re descending down a rocky and rough trail. While we can’t help what the terrain throws at you, we can certainly help make things a little more comfortable.
It goes without saying that having a well-fitted saddle can make or break your ride, but what about taking care of your bum? There are two very personal items that are designed to significantly help you out when your bum is under pressure and they are chamois shorts and chamois cream.
Fortunately for us, ASSOS is a master of both as they continually develop products for women’s cycling with performance inspiring technology and a wealth know-how. ASSOS wants you to perform your best, so to help you along the way, they’re giving away a pair of their luxury bib shorts, the T.laalalai Shorts which are worth £150. Read on to find out how you can be in with the chance of winning…
ASSOS has also developed a chamois cream which has been specifically designed for women and we’ve gotten our hands on some to try out.
What is chamois cream?
Let’s start at the beginning and take a look at what chamois cream is and what it does.
Chamois cream – which can also be a butter – helps reduce chaffing and irritation to those already sensitive bits as you cycle. When you combine a repetitive pedalling motion with pressure, it causes heat and can result in saddle sores and a painful raw skin feeling.