SOC16: Tasty new treats from Honey Stinger, Ryno, Untapped, GU, Bonk Breaker, Clif & more!

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Fueling our mad dash through four days of Sea Otter is often left to breakfast burritos, dinner burritos, and tacos after hours. The in between time is usually covered by whatever snacks are chopped into bite-size samples (or the occasional piece of fruit, tri-tip, sausage or chicken salad from kind folks like Hayes, KS, Bike Fettis & SRAM – thanks guys!).

Of course, all those samples aren’t just there out of these nutrition companies’ kindness, they’re there to show off the latest, tastiest ways to keep your rides going full steam. Easily the most memorable of the bunch this year was Clif Bar’s new Nut Butter Filled bars. Imagine a Chocolate Brownie bar sliced in half and filled with peanut butter and you get the idea. They’ll have four versions – Peanut Butter, Coconut Almond Butter, Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, and the absolutely amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter. Dear Clif, please go ahead and send a couple cases of these in for, um, review.

No nuts for you? Check out the growing buffet of delicious new bars, drinks and waffles (lots of waffles) below…

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Fueling our mad dash through four days of Sea Otter is often left to breakfast burritos, dinner burritos, and tacos after hours. The in between time is usually covered by whatever snacks are chopped into bite-size samples (or the occasional piece of fruit, tri-tip, sausage or chicken salad from kind folks like Hayes, KS, Bike […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Fuel up for a long day on the bike with The Feed – For a limited time now in April, online sports nutrition specialists The Feed are offering a free April Fuel Kit on top of any order place over 20 bucks. The special reward package includes 5 different products to let you sample some things you might not otherwise have tried and has a $12 value. The Feed offers goodies from the well-known names like Clif, Honey Stinger, Larabar, Osmo, Powerbar, Skratch, plus many others that offer just about anything an athlete could imagine. TheFeed.com

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Fuel up for a long day on the bike with The Feed – For a limited time now in April, online sports nutrition specialists The Feed are offering a free April Fuel Kit on top of any order place over 20 bucks. The special reward package includes 5 different products to let you sample some things you […]

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Fluid adds vegan cinnamon vanilla recovery drink & bulk packaging

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Fluid, which started out as a recovery drink brand before adding sports hydration drinks for use during riding, has just added a vegan Cinnamon Vanilla recovery drink using non-GMO pea protein.

It provides 10g protein in a 3:1 carb to protein ratio, plus 3G of L-Glutamine. Other ingredients include Cane Sugar, Maltodextrin (from corn), Natural Vanilla flavor, Ground Cinnamon, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan gum, and Stevia Extract. It’s dairy, soy and gluten free.

Retail is $31.95 for a 16 serving tub. While this new flavor isn’t available in their new 40-serving bulk bags, other recovery flavors are for $69.95. Their sports drink comes in 54-serving bags for $42.95.



Fluid, which started out as a recovery drink brand before adding sports hydration drinks for use during riding, has just added a vegan Cinnamon Vanilla recovery drink using non-GMO pea protein. It provides 10g protein in a 3:1 carb to protein ratio, plus 3G of L-Glutamine. Other ingredients include Cane Sugar, Maltodextrin (from corn), Natural […]

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Gluten Free Honey Stinger Waffles and Protein Chews are now a thing, Clif Bar squeezes into Oatmeal

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If you’re one of the few who have to eat a gluten free diet due to health reasons, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that with every story posted to facebook, it gets harder for people to take your dietary needs seriously. The good news though, is that there are more options than ever for things you can actually eat.

Since their introduction, Honey Stinger waffles have been a continuous hit. Starting with a single flavor, Honey Stinger expanded to include even more delicious varieties. This time, it’s not just that there are new flavors, but that they can now offer a waffle (or three) that is gluten free…

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If you’re one of the few who have to eat a gluten free diet due to health reasons, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that with every story posted to facebook, it gets harder for people to take your dietary needs seriously. The good news though, is that there are more options […]

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Skratch Labs Goes Family Style with new Feed Zone Table Cookbook, plus free cookies!

 

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Even though my grandmother had more cookbooks than the local library, I always thought with the advent of the internet, food instructions in book form would slowly fade away. The Skratch Labs series has made it so that isn’t completely true. I’m still not filling my house with cookbooks, but when Skratch Labs puts out a new book, I’m all ears eyes. Adding to the current repertoire of the Feed Zone, and the Feed Zone Portables, the newest compilation brings together family and friends for bigger meals that still include real food and good nutrition. Plus, if you preorder the book, you’ll get a free batch of cookie mix…

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  Even though my grandmother had more cookbooks than the local library, I always thought with the advent of the internet, food instructions in book form would slowly fade away. The Skratch Labs series has made it so that isn’t completely true. I’m still not filling my house with cookbooks, but when Skratch Labs puts […]

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Gu Goes Tropical with Chocolate Coconut Roctane and… Cucumber Mint Gu?

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As time goes on, GU seems to be getting more and more creative with their flavors. Shortly after introducing a (vegan) maple bacon GU energy gel, the company is offering up something a little lighter. For those looking for something bright and easy to consume during hot and humid training, GU just tapped their Cucumber Mint gel. No longer confined to infused water dispensers at fancy hotels, we’re curious to see if the gel is as refreshing as it sounds…

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As time goes on, GU seems to be getting more and more creative with their flavors. Shortly after introducing a (vegan) maple bacon GU energy gel, the company is offering up something a little lighter. For those looking for something bright and easy to consume during hot and humid training, GU just tapped their Cucumber […]

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Hit the berms with the Pros at Ray’s with Redline Flight School – Learn from Redline BMX pros tomorrow at Ray’s in Cleveland. Get tips from Olympians Sam & Alise on how they’ve gotten so fast, then gain knowledge from Jason Carnes who’s mastered 30 years racing in the Pro circuit. Check out the details at: RaysMTB.com/RedlineAtRays

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Hit the berms with the Pros at Ray’s with Redline Flight School – Learn from Redline BMX pros tomorrow at Ray’s in Cleveland. Get tips from Olympians Sam & Alise on how they’ve gotten so fast, then gain knowledge from Jason Carnes who’s mastered 30 years racing in the Pro circuit. Check out the details at: RaysMTB.com/RedlineAtRays

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Tyler’s Wish List

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Building on Zach’s Holiday Wish List is my own, and I’ve even added the category of “Other Bikes” because, like so many of us, I’m fairly well stocked on road and mountain bikes. Of course I have room for more, but more of the same doesn’t bring the same increase in happiness or utility that should be derived from something so wonderful as the bicycle.

And like Zach’s list, much of this represents a “Best Of” list of things I’ve ridden or, at a minimum, seen in person and used or covered. Kind of like an Editor’s Choice listing, but less pretentious.

Experience

Once I aged out of expecting anything from my parents or Santa under the tree, the things I really want have morphed from actual things to experiences. And since I spend most of my days thinking hard about running this little (*cough* world’s largest) cycling tech blog business, managing (some great!) people and trying to start a couple other businesses with friends (I really should know better by now), the last thing I want to do on vacation is think, plan and manage. But I still want to ride. So my experiential choice would be to hop on one of H+I Adventures’ mountain bike tours. They have rides across the globe and for all skill levels, and the prices are on the right side of affordable considering the food and lodging that’s included. All you’ve got to do is get yourself there. There are tons of other (more expensive) options worth checking out if road or a mixed activities suit you better, and here’s a few links (A, B, C, D).

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Building on Zach’s Holiday Wish List is my own, and I’ve even added the category of “Other Bikes” because, like so many of us, I’m fairly well stocked on road and mountain bikes. Of course I have room for more, but more of the same doesn’t bring the same increase in happiness or utility that […]

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A week in review: Tons of gift worthy items, more bike porn from Philly, a bolt on power meter, plus lots more!

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Check out more super cool items from the 2015 Philly Bike Show, one of the more intimate events we get to cover, plus lots of gift ideas for your fellow cyclist…. (or that said cyclists can point to their friends and family). Plus, the new Watteam Powerbeat bolt-on power meter, sub 900g wheels from Spada, Speedplay’s less costly SYZR pedals and Brett Favre’s sick new Project One.

Grab that last piece of pumpkin pie before anybody else notices and delve in to last week’s coverage…..

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    Check out more super cool items from the 2015 Philly Bike Show, one of the more intimate events we get to cover, plus lots of gift ideas for your fellow cyclist…. (or that said cyclists can point to their friends and family). Plus, the new Watteam Powerbeat bolt-on power meter, sub 900g wheels from Spada, Speedplay’s […]

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