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Gu Energy Gel Nutrition

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $1.50


Product Description

Using GU during your regular workouts will keep your mind alert and active and your muscles going strong. GU gives the most concentrated form of immediate energy with no stomach bulk or distress is quickly and efficiently absorbed and will maintain you


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by biknben a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to find in stores. Many varieties to choose from.

Weaknesses:    Packaging tab is often discarded on trails or roads.

Bottom Line:   
Nearly all flavors I've tried have consistant good taste. Satisfies without being too thick. Easy to swallow.

IMO, second only to HammerGel.

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Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   LBS or on-line

Similar Products Used:   Hammer Gel, Enervit, PowerGel, etc.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by beev a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2005

Strengths:    Great taste, not too thick or sweet.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great product. A great way to prevent bonking on endurance rides.

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Favorite Ride:   Chileno Valley

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Amazon - 24 pack cas

Bike Setup:   Marin Racing modified


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by beev a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2005

Strengths:    Great taste, not too thick or sweet.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great product. A great way to prevent bonking on endurance rides.

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Favorite Ride:   Chileno Valley

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Amazon - 24 pack cas

Bike Setup:   Maring Racing modified


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yamaha_mike a Weekend Warrior from pleasant hill

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2003

Strengths:    Light and easy to carry, providing 100 quick calories (with or without the added caffeine fix) so you don't bonk.

Weaknesses:    I wish they cost 0.25 instead of a dollar. Other than that, I do like to follow with a little water although they are not what I would describe as thick.

Bottom Line:   
Tastes good. Easy to manage.

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Favorite Ride:   mt diablo

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   forward motion sport

Similar Products Used:   None. Can't imagine switching from what works perfectly!

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR with 7800 DA and at least one pack of GU each ride =)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bleve a Racer from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2003

Strengths:    100kcal, light weight, easy to eat, tastes as good as you could want from concentrated carbohydrates.

Weaknesses:    Disposal of pack. The dispensers probably deal with this, but I haven't used one yet.
Expensive in Australia.


Bottom Line:   
There's a lot of nonsense mentioned about energy sources. The bottom line is for a quick hit of energy when you're low and trying to stave off glycogen depletion, you need simple carbs, and quickly. Serious cyclists burn a lot of energy (2hour+ rides
in aerobic heartrate zones). The GU packs have 100kcals and weigh bugger-all. They're easy to eat on the move, and apart from the disposal of the packs, are generally easy to handle (I prefer these to the powerbar powergel packs for ease of consumption). If fat was easy metabolised, it'd be the best source of energy, but it's not .. so scoff sugar .. when you're burning it off, you don't get an insulin induced low (that's just you using up the energy, duh).

Personally, I like the chocolate flavour too, but taste is a very personal thing.

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Favorite Ride:   Old Healsville Rd

Purchased At:   Cycle Science Mitcha

Similar Products Used:   Powerbars, powergel, muashi(sp?) bars.

Bike Setup:   irrelevant



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Homemade Energy Gel

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Home brew energy gel ideas?

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Energy gel concerns

As I am now doing longer rides (longest, 4-1/2 hours- 70 miles) I know that I need to re-fuel during the ride. I have in the past used weight gainers when I was trying to put on pounds. The ones I've tried were very high in carbohydrates (for obvious reasons). The problem is that I think most of ... Read More »

Do you need the latest and greatest energy gel or bar?

Or is there something available for like a buck at the grocery store that is packed with the same nutrition for a fraction of the price? I have heard of people using gummy bears for supplemental energy while on the bike, they are cheap and easily available, and presumably even have some protein ... Read More »

oatmuscle for energy drink/gel?

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