Assos Chamois Creme Chamois Creme

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $90.94


Product Description

Softens the chamois and prevents chafing. Non-greasy and non-staining smooth white cream easily washes out in the laundry. Can be used with natural and synthetic chamois. 140 ml jar.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Warren Anderson

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2012

Strengths:    Good stuff if it doesn't make you sick

Weaknesses:    Contains poisonous ingredient Methylisothiazolinone sold onder the trade mame Kathon.

Bottom Line:   
This product contains a preservative called Methylisothiazolinone. This compound is fairly safe when included in wash-off products but it's a strong sensitizer when used in stay-on products like lotions. After a few years of using Assos Chamois gell I acquired a very severe hypersensitivity to this compound. My symptoms were not only rashes in my crotch but severe general attacks of dermatitis so bad that they had to be treated with systemic corticosteriods.

Before you try Assos chamois gell you should read about Methylisothiazolinone here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylisothiazolinone

Also google Kathon sensitizing. You will get a bunch of hits like these:

http://www.mendeley.com/research/contact-allergy-preservative-kathon-cg/
http://journals.lww.com/dermatitis/Abstract/1990/09000/Methylisothiazolinone_Methylchloroisothiazolinone.3.aspx
http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/isothiazolinone-allergy.html
http://www.eblue.org/article/S0190-9622(88)70051-1/abstract

Save yourself a lot of money and avoid illness. Never use this product.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FrenchNago a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    Not messy to use, easily washes off fingers and shorts........

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Best cream i've used so far......

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Favorite Ride:   Notre dame des anges -babaou-les cretes

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   La gazelle

Similar Products Used:   Bepanthene pommade, chamois buttr (no good)

Bike Setup:   Colnago c50 record 10s what else???


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by majorpain1251 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2009

Strengths:    Long Lasting, Feels Good

Weaknesses:    Expensive, can be hard to find.

Bottom Line:   
Of all the products that I've tried this is the best. It's expensive but it's worth it. I use this on the long ride and store brand stuff on shorter rides because I'm cheap.

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Favorite Ride:   Dawn Hill

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   BikeTiresDirect

Similar Products Used:   Paceline Chamois Butter, Performance and Nashbar store brands




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Noxema as chamois creme...

I saw a recent thread mentioning this. I hate spending $10-15+ bucks on fancy Buttr or DZ Nuts or whatever, so I tried it. It works very well indeed. Only thing is, it stinks! I know, they put the scent in there because people like strong smelly meds...or maybe it is the Eucalyptus oil....wh ... Read More »

Chamois creme

I just ran out of Body Glide and thought I'd like to try something new. Any suggestions?Read More »

What type of chamois creme or lube do you used?

I have bought me some new bib shorts and was using aquaphor which is basically vaseline. I was a little concern with buildup with the aquaphor. Plus I have had some chafing issues with it. I have seen someone mention noxzema(dont know how well it would last or lube), and i am considering trying Belg ... Read More »

Will Chamois Creme Help?

Did a ride yesterday and covered a little over 100 miles wearing my Voler team kit. I rotate through about three team kits for most of the club rides. For the first time I suffered some abrasions around the edges of the chamois. I could feel the abrasions after about 40 miles, so it was grueling ... Read More »

What Happened to Assos Chamois Creme?

I just bought a new tub of it. I noticed the new logo, but didn't realize they changed the cream until I opened it. It's blue! Then I looked at the ingredient list. It's completely changed. They've just about doubled the number of ingredients. Things like witch hazel and oak bark extract have been r ... Read More »

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