I apply chamois butt'r before every ride. Recently, I rode the Erie Canalway averaging close to 65 miles a day. Paceline Eurostyle provided a refreshing start to the ride with the cooling formula and it prevented any saddle sores or aches and pains along the way. Paceline Eurostyle exceeded my expections.
I am a strong proponent of double blind testing algorithms. I havent seen any for these products and wonder why some of those English cycling sites havent done any direct comparisons, you know, cheek to cheek tests. Until then, this is my favorite, thanks to Kelly Aicher. I will be eternally grateful.
I use chamois cream for every ride. It lessens friction in all my bibs, its not too greasy, lasts all day, has a slight warming quality on winter days, and its euro smell isnt overwhelming. Finally, its cost per ride is lower than any other cream.
Ladies, if you have issues with things getting a little raw down there, get this stuff. I had no idea it exists until I was complaining about unwanted numbness and stuff going on. She said try chamois butter. What. A. Difference.
Perfect cream for my undercarriage. LIght scent and not too perfumy. Firm viscosity but neither chunky nor loose. Great durability for long distance rides (in high heatrainsnow). Washes easily out of chamois with no residue.
I also use a light smear on my feet at potential blister spots in tight road shoes.
I've been using this product for years. Primarily on long days in the saddle like Levi's Gran Fondo. Get yourself the best pair of bib shorts you can afford, and some Paceline Eurostyle Chamois Butt'r and your backside will be happy all day long. It's has a nice cooling effect when you first apply it, but once you're out riding you don't even notice it, which is exactly what you want. It goes on easy and doesn't harm your clothing. Apply as little or as much as you want for extra comfort on those long days.
I've been really pleased with this stuff. It has a nice creamy texture and the cooling menthol sensation is subtle, not overwhelming. I also like that it comes in a tub, which should be nice for getting use of every last bit of it.
I am a big DZ Nuts fan. I could use a little of that and it felt good on my skin. I began to use Eurostyle on the trainer indoors and on relatively short rises (less than 2 hours) out doors. Any longer and I should reapply it. DZ seemed to last longer. But I started to use a little more Eurostyle and could stretch it out to 4 hours. It is a little less expensive (usually) than DZ and (sometimes) easier to get. Both are certainly a step up from the Nashbar generic chamois cream (and there is nothing wrong with theirs, I used it alone for a long time). Feeling bathed in butter is not for everyone but the Eurostyle really seems to hold up in the heat and rain. It is now what I use most of the time indoors and out. I have never done more than 350 miles in a week and my longest rides are usually just over 60 miles. I use a thin Cobb saddle and the other two varieties have left me with hot spots at times, not this stuff (so far).
I buy this for my wife and occasionally use it before a big effort, such as 6-7 hours in the saddle. It's much better in the tub than in the tubes because you can get it out much more easily. Using the tubes, one probably looses 20% of the product.
I've gone through several different products in this genre, and I keep coming back to PaceLine Eurostyle. It seems to have the right amount of no-chafe, as well as a pleasant and warming, but not frightening, tingly effect. If I'm on the trainer and ride for an hour or less, and the have to go to work, there is a subtle reminder of the fun that is riding.