After over 20 years on a bike I thought I'd ask what for many is a personal question.
Am I missing something by not using chamois cream/butter etc?
I do get hot around the nuts and have had the occasion to apply creams after a ride but never used anything during it.
Do you apply the stuff to the chamois or your nuts?
And if you use a synthetic pad rather than actual natural chamois, does it effect your pad in any negative way?
Question on pads too.
There are so many pad types, chamois, synthetic, gel insert, 3d, etc etc.
What's the best for a balance of sportive comfort and a lack of chaffing?
I'm looking shorts IRO about £50 as its a budget I reckon is sensible for my use but for would you spend more for this kind of use and why? (other than style, brand, etc).
Never bought shorts based on anything but a chamois pad and good value for money so I just want to make sure I'm not missing out on something in making my purchase. I know a lot of this can be subjective and personal but any advice is worth consideration.