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    Chafing--thoughts

    I have been getting some chafing right where the chamois ends, on the back of my legs. Kind of in the fold where my hamstrings meet the glutes.

    I went wider with my saddle (155mm) after measuring on the Bontrager and Specialized seat thing, and having some numbness/prostate issues. All that has resolved.

    I generally use chamois butt'r and it does not seem to matter which shorts (De Soto, Bontrager, and some Salsa ones). To be fair, I only notice it on rides over 6 hours.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

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    Its possible the inner liner is too loose? Is it removable? If so, try some of the regular lycra roadie shorts underneath.

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    I was turned on to Under Armour HeatGear compression shorts a few months back:
    - Men's HeatGearŪ Compression 7" Shorts | 1201164 | Under Armour US

    I had been getting chafing after about 2 hrs. of riding in hotter weather, now have been good up to 5 hrs. of riding, which has been my longest to date. You wan them to fit really snug

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    Regarding fit:
    I prefer wearing road bibs (i've tried several makes and models and found some I like) underneath some boardshorts/riding shorts. It's nice that it's more common that companies are making shorts with removable liners these days; so you can still use the shell if you don't like the liner. I'd keep experimenting a bit with different brands, sure it can be expensive; but totally worth it if you're riding that much.
    Chamois butter:
    Me and chamois butter never got along; it was like throwing fuel on the fire. I'd say stay away but to each their own.
    Ride duration:
    Did you just recently up your riding time a lot? Perhaps, your body simply needs to adapt to the wear and tear of long rides?
    Hygeine:
    It's been a while since I was doing rides of that length; but when I was I found that being extra fastidious in cleaning those regions of the body went a long way to minimizing any discomfort.

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    Make sure your seat is at the proper height. If the seat is too high, even a little. This could be the cause.
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