Button Hole is the first chamois creme I ever used. I only tired it because I saw the 1oz. jar at my local bike shop and thought I would try it. Once I tried it, I loved it! I love the soothing tingle and I love the pleasing smell. Plus, I feel it definitely works! I am hooked and feel there is no need to try any other brand.
A few years ago I was riding 500 to 1000 miles per month and was having a problem with rashbumps in my seat area. I first tried a couple different pairs of riding shorts but continued to have the problem. Also tried a couple other suggestions of products to use. In 2003 I started using this product and have been using it since. It may not work for everyone but has been a ride saver for me. Just a small amount on each side and I am good to go.
I have tried them all and when I tried this my search was over. i don't even listen when others share their preferences. If you haven't tried this, give yourself some love and buy a jar. There is no going back.
I have ridden many centuries using this product and I no longer suffer from saddle sores. The menthol enhance formula warms the area where it is applied. The jar allows for an easy liberal application that lasts at least 5-6 hours.
Good for rides less than a Metric. Unlike premium brands, this wears out after a 2 to 3 hours of use.
Inconsistent quality - first container used was good, second container was mush, third container had chunks of white stuff. Never tried a fourth
I've used Enzo's cream for two years now. I tried Assos, Udderly Smooth, Paceline, and others. There is a slight menthol feel to it, not as strong as the Assos product. It holds its lubricity without breaking down as quickly as the other products. The longest ride I've used it on was 5 hours at a moderate pace in the fall. It doesn't last as long in the summer months (sweaty conditions). What I like most is that I've not had the saddle sores as I did in the past. I put in about 200 miles a week year round and use it on every ride regardless of distance or temperature. Even if it were to cost more than the others, I would stick to using it. Saddle sores suck. (BTW, my wife was not a fan of the menthol, ladies. Use precaution.)
Chamois cream is a very personal preference kind of thing, however Enzos is the best for me. I have tried many other brands and styles of Chamois Cream, but none can compare to Enzos.
Of all the chamois creams out there - ButtonHole is the best in my opinion. Goes on thick and provides a protective layer between you, chamois, and saddle. I have never had a sore spot, rub, nick, anything with this cream. I've used it for 3 years now. Great product!
I gave Enzos a shot on a BTD special and was hooked from the first ride. The cream feels a little less viscous than some other brands, but it does it's job well during long rides without breaking down. The scent-chocolate mint cookies?-is pleasant and neutralizes offensive undercarriage odors so that you don't stink up your (friends')car during the drive home from a race or trailhead.