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Item # DZN0002

You'll give DZ Nuts a salute too.

Of all the riders in the ProTour peloton, it makes perfect sense that Dave Zabriskie would be the one to formulate and market a new chamois cream. Why Dave Z? We think it's for 2 reasons:

(1) For years he's been recognized as the world's most aero TT rider. And, as we all know, it ain't a real TT unless you've got nuking legs, scorching lungs, and a crotch that feels like it's been on the business end of a ball peen hammer. The nose of your saddle in a TT does you no favors, so TT experts like Dave Z do anything possible to ease the pounding on deez nuts.

(2) Over the last few seasons, Dave has had an unusual amount of spare time on his hands. In the '05 Tour de France he won the yellow jersey in the Stage 1 TT, only to lose it shortly thereafter thanks to a freak crash at the very end of the TTT -- the injuries from which forced him to drop out of the race. The '08 Giro treated him little better, with another crash forcing an early exit. In his downtime he could've cultivated his already-well honed skills at slam poetry. But instead he indulged his interest in science and worked with a pharmaceutical lab to develop the product now known as DZ Nuts High Viscosity Chamois Cream.

Some quick background for you about chamois creams in general: Did you know that for the last 4 years our #1 selling product by unit here at Competitive Cyclist has been Assos Chamois Cream? It doesn't cost much, but the enjoyment it brings to your riding experience is dramatic. If you've never used any, you need to understand that chamois cream ain't snake oil. Once you start using it, you can't imagine not. Even for a 30-minute bike commute to work, we find ourselves reaching for the white jar since it makes the simple act of pedaling so much less abrasive and pinch-prone to our skin.

The deep, dark truth about Assos' cream is this, though: Its popularity isn't due to the fact that it's remarkably better than the other chamois cream options in the marketplace. Rather, up to now it's been the only cream that consistently stays in stock at its distributor. Assos' historic rivals like NRG and Elite Ozone make quite nice chamois creams themselves, and we'd gladly use them if we were out of Assos. But for whatever reason, their supply is chronically low or gone, so we embrace the path of least resistance: The easily available Assos.

This brings us back to DZ Nuts. Why choose it over Assos? For us, the texture of DZ Nuts is noticeably different from Assos. DZ Nuts has the consistency of a moisturizing cream like Lubriderm or Eucerin. We use these creams in day-to-day life, and there's something comforting to its familiar feel on our fingertips. But unlike Lubriderm, which gets thoroughly absorbed in your skin after you rub it for 5 or 10 seconds, DZ Nuts layers up on the surface of your skin with just the right amount of slickness. Assos is less like a cream, and more like a jiggly paste. It's not to say that Assos' cream isn't another effective option, but the texture of each brand gives it an entirely different feel when you apply it to your skin.

The second reason we've got a crush on DZ Nuts is the fact that it uses plant-derived all-natural ingredients. The main three are Tea Tree Oil to make the cream anti-bacterial and anti-fungal; Evodia is an anti-inflammatory and wound healing agent from Chinese herbal medicine; and Masterwort is another herb well-regarded for its wound healing and calming properties.

One tube of DZ Nuts is 4 fluid ounces. Manufactured in the USA.

  • Substantial feel that layers on the surface of the skin
  • All-natural, plant-derived ingredients

Tech Specs

4 oz
water, glycerin, ozokerite, cetearyl alcohol, santalum album (sandalwood) wood extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, behenyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, stearic acid, cetyl esters, glyceryl stearate, olive fruit unsaponifiables, evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract, peucedanum (masterwort) ostruthium extract, linoleic acid, soy sterols, soy phospholipids, ergothioneine, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, bisabolol, allantoin, tocopheryl acetate, menthol, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, xanthan gum, capric/caprylic triglycerides, retinyl (vitamin A) palmitate, panthenyl (provitamin B5) triacetate, tetrahexyldecyl (vitamin C) ascorbate, phenoxyehtanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, cetearyl methicone, dimethicone
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Makes my shorts nice and comfy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used Assos chamois cream for years, and having tried a number of creams it's been the gold standard in my book. However, they've changed the formula a few times over the last several years and I didn't love the last iteration as much as previous ones so I figured I'd try something else and gave this a shot. I love it - great consistency, makes my shorts nice and comfy, and I prefer the tube it comes in to the tub the Assos cream is in.

A bit pricey but oh so nice!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think is a bit pricey but I just really like it! ... Every time I buy it I have a hesitation because of the price but as soon as I apply some of it and go ride all my hesitations goes away and I just smile! .... However I just found another great chamois cream that is worth a try, is from Muc Off very nice as well. I go back and forth between them.

Saddle comfort

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's got a tea tree oil scent to it and a slight tingle when you put it on as opposed to some other creams but it does work great and Ive got no complaints.

Couldn't imagine riding without it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this on just about every ride I go on both long and short. Works great and keeps everything chafe free. Highly recommned.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's kind of like chapstick, once you start using it, it's hard to go without it. Pretty key for those long days in the saddle. Highly recommended.

It makes yer taint tingle

    Good product, works well but, I could do without the menthol just feels a little weird. I suppose that is spot on for Dave though...gotta love Zabriskie!

    Best of the best

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I haven't had experience using this, but my boyfriend sure has. I bought it for him a couple of months ago. He said he wouldn't bike without using this chamois cream, the menthol is a nice touch and seems to have a numbing agent. It's an excellent product.

    Like this over assos

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It's slick and it seems to agree more with my skin. I race endurance/ultra endurance MTB/gravel. This will be my go-to from here on out.

    Avg. ride time: 44m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    This stuff lasts long

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the chamois cream to get! It lasts a long time and allows for a nice smooth ride. Use it any way you need, this stuff will definitely work!!!

    Avg. ride time: 11h 2m per week
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    Protects mah Junk

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This quickly become the corner stone of my pre-race routine. I simply cannot ride without it. Putting in the hours every week can be rough on your undercarriage, and this product is amazing at taintentance as advertised. You will not be disappointed, no need to look further.

    Avg. ride time: 2h 57m per week
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    Well Worth It

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There are few if any things that I like more in this world than my "man bits & pieces". That being said, I certainly don't mind spending a bit to make sure that everything down below is well taken care of while moving around on the saddle. Won't go on anything other than a short ride without it. DZ I salute you.

    Great stuff

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great. I don't use cream all the time because I don't ride everyday. I tend to use it for longer rides but have noticed it seems to help with healing if you're already a bit sore.

    I always use it for long rides.

    Nice product

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    ive been using this product for a couple of years and love it. It feels great on the skin and stays in place for hours. I will continue to use this for years to come.

    Don't waste your money

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Saddle sores are caused by chafing and moisture. Once you let the problem heal (tea tree oil is a great help) use talcum powder. It's the ticket. If you think about it and gymnasts, weight lifters,golfers and mothers (baby diapers) do, it only makes sense that you'd want something dry and slippery not wet and goopy. Of course its too cheap and available to make money on and you won't read a romance novel about Dave Zabrieske and all the hype CC writes,but try it.

    Gymnasts and weightlifters dont use talcum powder, they use chalk. Those two things could not be farther apart. Dry and slippery is almost non-existent, which leaves you with creams. I am really not sure what the point of your comment is except to bash a product you dont use anyway.

    Don't bother looking elsewhere

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I think I've tried most options available, and I've found nothing that compares to dz. in summer it feels cool and deals well with copious amounts of sweat well. In winter it feels like a gentle heat.

    It is pricey with a bunch of strange ingredients, but still 5* product, I doubt I will ever try another cream.

    Life Saver

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This stuff saved my freaking life on a backpacking trip. Totally changed my whole world. A cycling buddy of mine introduced it to me on a backpacking trip and I went from rashy, smelly, misery to menthol fresh, creamy comfort.

    A backpacker's dream