Four stars - Chamois Buttr is an old reliable that gets 4 stars for its combination of price and efficacy. There are better creams out there that last longer and are needed for the longest rides. I like the big size. There is a trick to getting the pump to work - before first use, drop the bottom of the pump into water and pump it until you get water coming out the nozzle. The. The pump can be inserted in the bottle and you should be all set.
First of all, I'm a fan of Paceline Chamois ButtR and have been for many years. I've tried various chamois creams through the years but settled on Chamois ButtR because it just, plain works. And it's made in USA.
However, what DIDN'T work (at least not for me) is the 32 oz. pump bottle. It just doesn't consistently deliver the cream when you push the nozzle down. Sometimes it comes out smoothly and puts the amount you want right on your fingertips. But it seems like most of the time it spits, spats, gives a tiny amount or nothing at all due to air locks in the pump.
Maybe I just got a lemon. And I'll buy Chamois ButtR again because it's a great product . But I will certainly
go back to the squeeze tube.
Although the ButtR is a great product, the pump bottle is not. The pump on mine took a soaking in hot water to begin to work, and then after a few rides the pump began to leak out of the side of the tube under the pump, which is inconvenient as the ButtR now comes out from two places and so does not all go where desired. I like to idea of using the pump to refill a used ButtR tube as I still have one of those around. All in all I'd agree with 5 stars for the product inside but 1 star for the pump bottle and pump delivery mechanism. Cheers!
I have used this lube for many years in the tube form. This was my first time using the larger pump bottle. IT does take many pumps to get the lube primed in the pump before it starts to flow out.
This is the best deal, since the pump applicator is capable of evacuating 45ths of its volume. By cutting open the container, the remaining 15th of its volume can be relocated to another useful container. Thus, proving a sense of extra value, rather factual or not. You decide.
The pump bottle worked great until about 13 was left. At that time, the pump could not give me anymore. I could tell by the weight of the bottle that it was not empty but it felt that the pump was sucking air. I used a knife and cut the bottle from the top and sure enough, there is plenty left. Now I get to use the rest of the bottle without the pump. This product should be improved.
Have tried numerous products like this over thirty years of riding and racing. Some are cheap but dont hold up. Others hold up but are absurdly expensive. This stuff is good balance between performance and vale, especially if you catch a sale and buy in bulk, which I try to do each winter for the upcoming season.
I was unable to use all of the product from the first bottle I purchased. A bit of it was dried out at the bottom. If you do not cream often, you probably are better off with the tubes.
Tried a lot of different chamois over the past 25 years of riding and this, I believe, is the best value when you can get it sale. There is cheaper stuff out there, but this has proven to be more durable on longer rides, requiring smaller applications.