Posts in the category Nutrition

IB15: Nutrition Roundup – Tasty treats from Endurox, Pickle Power, Honey Stinger, Compete, Six Nutrition & more!


Recently, I’d be wondering what had happened to Endurox and it’s family. For a while there, it was all anybody used and became the 4:1 benchmark against which all other recovery drinks were suddenly fashioned after. And then, at least ’round these parts, they all but disappeared.

Well, they didn’t. They’ve been plugging along for the past 10 or so years since the heyday, and now they’ve got a new new flavors and a new gel that’s loaded to hilt with energy to blast you through the next big ride. And there’s an all-natural sports drink they didn’t even show at Interbike!

Above, Green Apple is the latest in their Accelerade line, which is a less concentrated version of Endurox R4 that’s intended for use during activity. It joins an already expansive menu including orange, lemon lime, mountain berry, lemonade and fruit punch. The formula has been updated to include both whey and soy protein, the latter adding higher amounts of glutamine, arginine and valine, amino acids that boost protein utilization for energy and overall recovery.


IB15: Nutrition Roundup – Tasty Treats from Clif, GU, Jelly Belly, Bonk Breaker, Carbsport & Huma


Clif Bar has upped their organic game with new flavors in the trail mix bars. Now, the collection has a whopping seven flavors: Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Fruit & Nut, Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry,Wild Blueberry Almond and Cranberry Almond.

All are gluten free, low glycemic and have a few grams of fiber. Hungry yet? Chomp through for lots more goodies to keep you fueled…


Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #3 PLUS 2015 Interbike Preview:

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We’re back from Interbike yet still have lots to bring you from Eurobike. Here is the 3rd installment of Eurobike coverage as well as a preview of some of the things coming up from this past week’s Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. Grab your favorite Fall beer, relax, and enjoy!

And if you need to catch up, here is Week 1 and Week 2’s indexed coverage of Eurobike 2015.


IB15: Tasty new treats from GU, Justin’s, Glukos, Naturally Fast, PhD & Infinit Nutrition

Interbike always has an assortment of (usually) delicious snacks to keep us fueled, and the first day of Outdoor Demo was no different. starting with the big brands, GU had this sneak peek at an upcoming Salted Caramel flavor of their chews to go along with a few recently introduced gel flavors. And, in a departure from everything they’ve done so far, there’s promise of an actual nutrition bar to come very soon…


Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #2: Chosen goes for 12 Speeds, Cippollini Gets Aero, DT Swiss & HED Get Wider and MORE!

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Welcome back to Eurobike coverage part deux! With more categories to cover than ever, this year’s show was huge and kept us on our toes more than ever. Pour yourself a well deserved scotch, kick your feet up, and travel into this week’s coverage of Eurobike 2015.

And in case you missed Week 1’s exciting coverage, check it out!


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Industry News

  • Shimano to Develop Leisure Complex in Netherlands – Shimano Europe has signed a letter of intent to develop a new cycling, fishing and rowing complex in Valkenburg, Netherlands that is due for completion in 2017. The Shimano Experience Center will allow visitors to share the love of cycling, fishing and rowing – Shimano’s three core passions – and show visitors fun ways to get involved in these sports. You can find more on the story here.


Ryno Power Continues Charge with New Protein Blend and Non GMO Sports Supplements

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Originally created by motocross rider Ryan Hughes, Ryno Power has been shaking up the sports nutrition scene now for years. Unhappy with the supplements many motocross racers were using, Ryan decided to create a line of products that were clean burning and most importantly worked well for high-intensity athletes. Completely made in their southern California NSF, GMP, and FDA inspected facility, Ryno Power Products are all made with non-GMO and organic ingredients when possible.

Slowly building their presence in the cycling world, current Ryno Power athletes include Aaron Gwin, Kevin Aiello, Logan Binggeli, Spencer Rathkamp, and more. Newest to the range of supplements is their protein powder which uses a mix of whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed whey to provide 27g of protein with 8.5g of BCAA’s per serving. The new protein mix can be purchased alone or as part of the gold-medal package above…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Why Oval Rings Help You Ride Better – The UK based manufacturer of durable, lightweight and beautiful bicycle parts, absoluteBLACK has recently produced a few videos to illustrate the benefits of oval rings. They’re so sure that you’ll love your oval ring that they’ll give you 30 days to try it and if you don’t love it, you can send it back for a refund. There will be more videos to come so be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

Recall news and a lot more after the break….


GU BAR keeps rides from going FUBAR with new Energy Sticks, plus multi-serving gel refills

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Two years in development, GU’s first solid food product will debut in early 2016. The GU Energy Sticks are small, 200-calorie whole food bars that are mostly organic and 100% gluten free. Two flavors will be offered at launch: Crispy Honey Peanut (organic dates, organic peanuts, honey, organic quinoa and sea salt) and Crispy Chocolate Almond (organic dates, almonds, organic semi-sweet dark chocolate, organic cocoa, organic quinoa, honey and sea salt). They’ll retail for $2.50 each, or a 12 pack for $30.

While the company’s founded on gels, they say solids can play a role in daily nutrition and during longer, lower intensity efforts. For everything else, the gels (and blocks and drinks) will still be the foundation of a quick energy and hydration strategy. For that, they have also launched a new 15-serving refill pack…