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Chamois Butt’r® | Prevent Saddle Sores with Chamois Butt’r® Chamois Cream

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Chamois Butt’r® Chamois Cream prevents saddle sores – keeping riders comfortable and happy.

Saddle sores are a dreaded skin affliction common among cyclists. Directly caused by the friction associated with pedaling and saddle position, an untreated saddle sore can keep you off the bike for weeks. Not to mention how uncomfortable they are.

Levels of severity range from chafing to skin ulceration. From the top professional riders to the cycling enthusiast, failure to take preventative measures can result in a saddle sore.

Friction is inevitable; however, here are some tips to help reduce it and prevent saddle sores.

Tips to prevent saddle sores:

  • Improve bike fit by adjusting saddle position and height, as well as stem length and height. Stem and handlebar position are just as important as saddle position as they help determine the angle of your position in the saddle.
  • Use cycling specific shorts with a chamois
  • Select a supportive saddle that is not too wide or too narrow. Your local bike shop is a good resource to help you make that determination.
  • Eliminate friction with a high quality chamois cream like Chamois Butt’r

If you get a saddle sore, treat with triple antibiotic ointment. Keep the affected area clean and dry at all times.  If the condition does not improve after a day or two, contact your physician for proper treatment to avoid further discomfort and possible infection.

Learn more about Chamois Butt’r® Chamois Cream.


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