Most of the equipment for Endurance Athletics happens to be extremely expensive. Why should your chamois lubricant be any different? DZ Nuts retails at $24.00 for a 4 oz. tube, or 120 mL (it sounds like so much more when you put it that way!) Because of their brilliant and very funny marketing, I couldn’t resist trying it any longer. That, and they had a special at LOTOJA packet pick-up for $15 bucks – just a little more wallet friendly.
Basically this is the equivalent of high viscosity gold, but does it deliver? That depends on what you are looking for out it. First and foremost it works very well to help you avoid chaffing and saddle sores – especially on longer rides. Be Forewarned: This cream has a more than mild tingling sensation when you apply it to your undercarriage. At first I found this to be a very unsettling sensation. Not unlike the sensation you get when applying icy hot to your upper thigh and you accidentally get some where you didn’t intend to. It isn’t as intense as icy hot, but is a definete shocker if you’re use to a regular chamois cream.
That being said, as I continued to use the cream, I actually started to enjoy the refreshing, enlivening feeling it provided. Although it claims to be odorless, it has a very mild, minty hint to it. Not overwhelming at all but a rather nice, natural and clean smell. It does heat your junk up ever so mildly, but then this produces a cooling sensation later on in your ride – especially on warmer days.
Basically, this is premium product. You are paying for very brilliant and humorous marketing – just visit their website or read the bottle to see for yourself. It bills itself as an all-natural product (a nice plus), and it makes you feel like you’re adding just a little bit of luxury to a rather base task. If you don’t mind the price tag then it is a great way to go. If you are just looking for an effective chamois cream I believe there are other less-costly options that are just as effective.
It does pose an interesting questions however. Are you going to spend your extra money on better equipment or on an undercarriage lubricant. Keep things in perspective and remember that no one can see what you put on under your shorts.
This is one of those nice to try products, but certainly not a necessity.