How to Identify Chaffing
Chaffing what is it and what might you experience – see or feel
Chaffing is caused when 2 structures repetitively rub causing friction and heat.
What you may be feeling/seeing: burning sensations, redness, infected hair follicles, raw skin, blistering, lumps. This can be common on the inner thigh, between butt checks or any area that comes into contact with your bike seat and less common around the armpit area.
It is important to identify chaffing early on so beware during and after rides for any of these symptoms. If you have had a change to your bike saddle and its set up as well a change in the frequency or time on the bike then it is the time to be vigilent and do a post ride check.