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Mad Alchemy Medium Heat Warming Embrocation $0.00
As the mercury dives, more layers come out. With embrocation, the sauces don't necessarily get any thicker, but they get more caliente. Mad Alchemy's Medium Heat Warming Embrocation works its magic with most of the same ingredients as the Mellow embro, but ups the percentage of capsicum annuum for a little more of a kick.
If you like it hot (think naked legs at 50° or so) this Medium Heat embro will do the trick for general road riding or racing. It can also keep your legs warm when 'crossing in 40 degree or maybe even 30 degree weather.
Like their Mellow formula, you'll find grapeseed and rapeseed oils with some shea butter and unbleached beeswax mixed in for the smooth texture. The warmth comes from the inclusion of capsicum annuum, and a mix of essential oils gives it a scent that tells you it's time to heat up.
The Mad Alchemy Medium Warming Embrocation comes in a 4 oz (120ml) tub.
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I'm a believer now
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Ok, I heard about this stuff but was suspicious at first. I've done it now on two rides and felt the difference. Both rides the temp started off at 65F. It seemed like it allowed me to focus on my performance rather than on my legs. Did not feel the burning until after the ride, but that was ok. I shave my legs, but this stuff took them to a new level.
Ditto to Mark Merrel's Review
OK... Probably TMI, but here it goes...
1. Put your shorts on FIRST. Don't drag your chamois across the hot sauce, you will only be punished later.
2. Roll up your shorts, and use gloves to spread embro. Notice, we said roll up. We are serious here. Nice, neat, roll-up.
3. Unroll your shorts, NEVER touching your freshly embro'd legs.
Just like Quizno's...Mmmmm...toasty...
Open note to other embro makers :
In the wise words of Ric Flair, "If you wanna be the best, you gotta beat the best...WHOOOOOO...!"
Mad Alchemy embro is the best, period, and unless you live in the frozen tundra, somewhere North of say...Tennessee, anything stronger than medium heat level isn't necessary.
Above say, 55 degrees, put on a light layer, and head out the door.
45-55, go a little heavier, and you'll be all good. No knee warmers required.
The guns are protected from the cold, the breeze, and the wet. Actually, the wet makes the embro WARMER, which is always good. Better than rolling around in wet knee warmers...
It also opens the legs a bit by drawing blood to the surface skin of the legs. Yeah, it does. It's been proven. It's science.
Now for your warning(s)/tips :
Wear surgical gloves when applying. Trust me, it just makes the job easier, cleaner, and will save you trouble down the road.
Trouble you say? Yeah...
If you choose NOT to wear gloves, wash your hands like you just handled nuclear fuel rods. I mean a 'Silkwood' scrub down.
And once you're out, be VERY aware of touching your legs.
Should you decide to rub your nose, lips, or eyes, you will experience a feeling akin to being maced. Also be aware of it when making adjustments to the privatest of areas.
The burn...THE BUUUUURRRRNNNNNN!
A simple scrub in the shower, with a soapy washcloth, will remove the embro. The heat will linger for a while, keeping you plenty warm after returning from a chilly ride.
It takes a little more time, and discipline, to rock to embro, but it's worth it.
Plus, it's just flipping SO EURO!!!