#bikeschool: LEG LUBE Review
Here at LovingTheBike.com we have hit the ground running in 2012 and I have no doubt that the vast majority of you are the same. With the prospect of a great year of cycling ahead whether it be for your own fitness or in competition why not have a new year’s resolution that is going to benefit you and you can actually keep up…!? Like leg shaving! We have been working with the chaps at LEG LUBE recently and are proud to bring you a review of their signature product. So read on and then treat yourself… you deserve it.
I’ve had many friends, male and female, laugh and guffaw at the hairy status of my legs since I took the decision to ‘go pro’ and start shaving. Although most of the girls are actually impressed with the superior job I do I think that’s probably down to how careful I am due to an inherent fear I’m going to sever an artery despite having done it loads of times. If you still haven’t bitten the bullet, just do it… it feels lovely on fresh bed sheets and is always a great way to start a conversation when you’re wearing shorts in the summer! Now that I’ve convinced those of you who still wear the hairy leg warmers to make the final sacrifice to be accepted into the full cycling brotherhood you should be rewarded…
I have been testing a bottle of LEG LUBE for around a month now and I’ve been really impressed by the product. I have to confess and say that up until being sent a bottle of this gorgeous smelling ‘lube’, I have been using normal hair shampoo to shave with so having the LEG LUBE, which is designed purely for that purpose felt really nice and quite a treat to use. [Ed: The reasons for using shampoo are not completely clear to even myself]
The product is described as being ‘created by athletes – for athletes’ which makes a big difference I can assure you. There has been a lot of thought that has gone into the bottle of LEG LUBE; from the ‘unisex’ scent that appeals to both men and women and wont leave you feeling self-conscious, to the size of the bottle, which has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration so it is safe to travel with across the globe. That in itself is a great feature as it secures the brand being able to travel all over the world with athletes rather than being dispensed into small clear bottles.
A major advantage of this product is that you can use it wet or dry, giving it a versatility that you don’t get with most grooming products. For some people shaving is something they are happy to do without the bathtub, bubbles and scented candles… if that’s you then LEG LUBE is the product for you. As long as your legs are clean and dry you can still massage the gel in and it works great. The instructions for use say that “one bead is all you need” and at first I thought this was a little bit of an exaggeration. As you apply the LEG LUBE gel and start shaving it does have a tendency to dry out quickly. No need to fear though, a quick splash of water or a wet hand giving the gel a rub and it rejuvenates it and keeps the friction reducing properties alive. This is something you can’t do with most other products as the water would simply wash it away. Another score for LEG LUBE. And did I mention you can use it to shave just about anything!? By this I mean, head, face, bikini etc… not sheep… don’t try and shave sheep!
This is a great product that really has been thought about. There is nothing wrong with using soap and water (or shampoo as I used to do), but LEG LUBE shows there is a product out there that aids the shaving process, looks after the skin and doesn’t put a dent in your macho image. I’ve really enjoyed using LEG LUBE and at just $8.95 USD for a 100ml bottle it wont be breaking the bank.
The only problem I have is that there are currently no international distributors meaning the international shipping cost of a bottle may negate me affording to use it once my supply runs dry I’ve just been reliably informed that they now ship internationally! WOOP! There are a range of online distributors as well as local shops that stock LEG LUBE here and I urge you to get to the store and try a bottle. We spend so much money on carbon, lycra, and supplements isn’t it time you treated yourself and had a bit of luxury!? LEG LUBE = LUXURY.
LEG LUBE is simple to use and provides a super smooth shave. It’s also perfect for travel.
Rebecca Rusch, 6x World Champion – 3x Leadville 100 Winner
LEG LUBE Performance Shave Gel improves your leg shaving experience. My legs are smoother and I haven’t had any ingrown hairs.
Michael Barry, Professional Cyclist & Author of Razor’s Edge: Shaving Your Legs for Cycling
I LOVE YOUR PRODUCT! It smells great, is easy to use and my skin feels soft and moisturized. I used it in the shower and can’t wait to use it for quick “touch ups” on my way to yoga. It will be perfect for that on-the-go-shave!
Corie, Boulder Colorado
For your chance to win this weeks competition sponsored by the great guys at LEG LUBE we want you to tell us your own shaving stories. We have already heard some of them but this weeks contest is all about honesty. So tell us your woeful tales of your first time shaving or the crazy products you have used in the past. Do you have any superstitions or rituals you have to perform to ensure shaving and racing perfection!? Let us know in the comments section below and the best/worst/craziest answer will win a prize!
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to KMatlock and thanks to all who entered.