Clif Shot Nutrition

3.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1.10

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Clif Shot

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ChazMan428 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2009

Strengths:    Variety of flavors, thick, litter leash. Buy in bulk and it's about a buck a pack.

Bottom Line:   
I can only comment on the Mocha flavor. It's pretty good but be forewarned that not all gel flavors go well with sports drink flavors. Mix and match appropriately. I can't say that I notice a boost after taking a gel shot, but I think it keeps me going. On my long training rides (40 miles) I take one about a mile before a set of hills on the way out and at about the same point on the way back to help get me though the rest of the way for a strong finish.

Clif gel is fairly thick so it doesn't automatically squirt out when you rip the top off. But because it's thick, it goes down kinda slow so take a hit from the bottle to help things along.

I think the litter leash is a great idea (though sometimes that tears off too) and I don't think cyclists should add to the pollution problem.

Since I think it's trashy to toss a spent gel pack, I also carry a small ziplock bag in a jersey pocket to act as a trash bag for used gel packs. Otherwise the remaining gel will ooze out of an open pack and into your jersey pocket.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by waldo425 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2009

Weaknesses:    Taste

Bottom Line:   
I tried the "Razz" flavor figuring that its really hard to screw up raspberry flavor and sugar --- well Clif found a way to do it. The taste was horrible, I couldn't tolerate it.

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Favorite Ride:   Hard and fast ones

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Hammer Gel
Clif Shot bloks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gregario a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2007

Strengths:    Caffeine in the Shot does its job.

Weaknesses:    Raspberry flavor is horrible.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Clif Shot Raspberry flavor, I cannot comment on other flavors.

The Raspberry flavor is NASTY. Stay away from it. End of review.

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Similar Products Used:   PowerGel, HammerGel, CarBOOM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stannen1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2005

Strengths:    Taste, flavors and the leash

Weaknesses:    Too sweet.

Bottom Line:   
I've used Clif Shots and Bars for about 2 years. The thing about their products is that they actually taste like food. It's a factor that really sets them apart. I find most gels a bit sweet when I'm riding hard so I actually prefer the Just Plain Gu, but Clif Shots are my favorite flavored gel. You greenies have to like the "litter leash".

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Similar Products Used:   Gu, Power Gels

Bike Setup:   Trek Madone SSL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by terrorgear a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2003

Strengths:    tasty, easy to get into my system, small.

Weaknesses:    price, goo factor (meaning i know carry a ziploc bag to put the empties in in my pouch.

Bottom Line:   
Clif Shot gles have had a tremendous effect on me during peak physical activity. I do not roadbike, only MTB and hiking. While hiking 6 miles with 50 lbs. on my back, these keep me going. I also use them on when trail riding for long distances. I switched from Powerbars to Clif Bars in the late ninties, then to the gels 6 months ago. They taste better than any other nutritional supplement I have used, can be consumed quick and give me that boost i need when my thighs start screaming. I also use Cytomax in the bottle for cramps.


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Favorite Ride:   Griffin Creek, WA

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   lol...should i do this? What the hell. Specialized 2003 Epic with Brain, 2003 Psylo with RL, CK headset, Time ATACS, Easton Monkey Lite CF handlebars, Hayes Hydro Disc Brakes.

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