Chamois Butt’r

As we’re readying our bikes for spring and summer rides, there can never be enough products out there to help make riding more comfortable.

We’ve recently been turned on to Chamois Butt’r by Paceline Products, a company specializing in anti-chafe moisturizing products for cyclists of all levels.

Chamois Butt'r

Headquartered just outside Kansas City, Missouri, Chamois Butt’r was created in 1988 by physical therapist and cyclist Steve Matthews together with a team of chemists, physicians and pro cyclists.

The original formula has now expanded to include Eurostyle (formulated with menthol and witch hazel), Her (developed for women’s more neutral skin pH), and the latest, Coconut, which we were sent to test-drive.

This new formula adds certified organic coconut oil and shea butter to help reduce friction as well as deeply moisturize with vitamins A and E, aloe vera and tea tree oil.

Better still, their formula excludes paraben, phthalates, gluten and artificial ingredients and won’t leave a greasy residue when using.

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Just apply it directly to skin and/or cycling shorts before each ride, reapplying as needed. It can be used on thighs, armpits, toes and other sensitive areas prone to friction.

While our only experience with anti-chafe measures is with Vaseline, we did notice that Chamois Butt’r goes on nice and smooth, isn’t greasy, has only a hint of coconut scent and would definitely be more suited to longer bike rides.

Chamois Butt’r is also meant to rinse out of your clothes and skin and won’t damage your cool tech gear. It comes in an 8 oz. tube for CAD $28/USD $17.99.

Their collection also includes a premium muscle-warming cream designed to seal exposed skin for the elements, a solid spot lubricant (travel version of the tube), a kit wash for hand-washing sweat and grime off your cycling and tech gear, and a skin wash for post-ride clean-ups when a proper shower isn’t available.

Chamois Butt’r products can be purchased via their website, at Amazon.com, at REI stores and in Vancouver, at North Shore Road Bike on West 15th Street.

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