If you read CyclingNews or PezCycling, you already know how awesome some $1200 cranks are and why you need them. But if you are reading our blog, rather than buying or, heaven forbid, riding on some $1200 cranks, it may be because you're curious to find out how BCC rolls. Well, here is the first of the BCC Unendorsed Product Reviews. We at BCC buy our own stuff. Sometimes we get it at a discount. Sometimes we get it as a gift or find it on the street outside of a bar. But the products reviewed here are things that we are not paid to endorse.
To kick things off, here are my Essential Three Fluid/Semi-viscous Products.
Most people already know about the awesomeness of chamois creme. There's not much to say about how great it is, but there is plenty to say about if you don't wear any and go on a long bike ride in July in crummy Nashbar shorts and a poor-fitting saddle. Being without can make running a marathon in jeans shorts sound like heaven. In any event, I like this kind:
But cyclists are often overly concerned about things below the waistline and forget about the rest of the body. And because skin cancer sucks and because cycling tan lines are kind of cool to certain other cyclists but are very uncool in any other social setting, there is suntan lotion. I am a big fan of the Nutrogena Ultra Sheer suntan lotion. Maybe because it sounds like Nutella, but more because it doesn't get totally pore-cloggy and seems to work well.