There is a place that is hot, wet, dirty and confined. Repeated oscillations make skin rub against skin, skin rub against clothing and skin against equipment. These hot, wet oscillations happen between 70 and 100 times a minute for hours. This is an environment you would not wish your worst enemy to experience and yet your most delicate regions are exposed to this torture. I am referring, of course, to the torture chamber contained in your shorts when cycling. The result of prolonged heat and friction… FIRE!!!
Chafing affects all cyclists at one point or another. If you are not careful, it can set your ‘area’ on fire after only a few miles. When I discovered chamois creme it was a revelation. Ever since I have employed this wonder substance to extinguish the cycling fire below.
|My well used tube of Blue Steel
Sports Anti-Chafing Cream
After the 2013 Flying Wheels Summer Century, I took a few minutes to wonder around checking out the booths at the post ride expo. I had a free chocolate milk or two and talked with a couple friends. On the way back to my car I stumbled across the Blue Steel Sports booth. Blue Steel Sports sells an anti-chafing creme for a variety of sports. The price for a 3.3 ounce tube was well under $20. In the world of super expensive chamois cremes, this is a good price. I had a pleasant conversation with Lil who was running the booth and purchased a tube. We talked about the challenges of starting a business. I bumped into her again at the Seattle Bike Expo
. Based on that second meeting we are pleased to announce that we are offering an opportunity for FREE Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafe Cream
samples!!! See the end of the review for more details.
You should not spend much time thinking about chamois creme. If it is good, you apply it before your ride and that is the last you think about it. If it is not so good, your receive a nasty burning reminder when soap and water hit chafed skin during the post ride shower. Ouch! Therefore the most critical factors for chamois creme are ease of application and longevity. I have been using Blue Steel for almost a year and have about a quarter of a tube left. Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafe Cream performs well in both categories.
Ease of Application
|My typical Chamois Creme
application. This is the last
picture you will see of the
My pre-ride routine starts with chamois creme, then bike shorts. Next I wash my hands. Then I apply sunscreen and another hand washing. I have used heavy greasy chamois cremes that are difficult to wash off my hands. It is annoying and messy. Blue Steel Sports goes on smooth like a light lotion, but is a little greasy to stick with you. It easily washed off your hands and clothing. I apply liberally and thoroughly. Believe me, you do not want me to go into detail here! Unlike some chamois cremes, Blue Steel does not tingle and warm. I have always found such a sensation to be troubling.
I do not like to reapply chamois creme even on a long day. The less stuff I have to carry with me, the better. Plus it is not always convenient to stop in the middle of a ride to apply butt creme! Longevity is a huge issue and I have had my share of experience with chamois cremes that do not hold up for the long haul. Last year, I rode in my first RAGBRA
I. Any early chafing problems would become a nightmare on a 7 day ride. I was very worried. I did not have any issues on the whole, hot humid ride. I was amazed. I apply Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafe Cream
in the morning and do not think about it again! Another consideration for longevity is bacteria. Blue Steel features tea tree oil. I love the smell of tea tree oil and it also functions as an antibacterial. This is an important consideration. Trust me, you do not want to be growing mushrooms in your shorts. Yuk!
I have been very impressed with my experience with Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafing Cream. It works very well for me. The ease of application, longevity and price are the best of any Chamois Creme that I have used. When I find a product I like, I tend to stick with it and I plan on sticking with Blue Steel.
FREE BLUE STEEL SAMPLES!!!
At the Seattle Bike Expo
, I started a conversation with Lil, because I like the product. This is the same reason that I wrote this review. I am not being paid to do so. It is a case of two small businesses working and helping each other. Lil has been very helpful in providing advice for CYCLEBUTTCRACK.com. Since Lil has been so kind as to help me I am more than happy to return the favor and spread the word about Blue Steel Sports
. So we are looking to give away FREE Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafing Cream
For your free Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafing Cream sample, follow these two easy steps.
Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafing Cream is available at bluesteelsports.com
. While you in the shopping frame of mind, why not head on over to CYCLEBUTTCRACK.com for a CHEEKY T-shirt or Cycling Jersey!!!