Posts in the category Nutrition

Week In Review: Euro/Interbike Coverage, Biggest Crash/Balls at Rampage, Lots From Poc & Lupine, and The Bike You Never Wanted

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To wrap up another exciting week, we’re bringing you a easy to scan round up of last week’s massive amount of coverage. Included are some crazy cool stuff coming from POC, Lupine takes us up another step or two with more tech & lumens, Redbull Rampage’s biggest fall/finish, and see this week’s most viewed and commented on train wreck of a….. err, bike.

Skip back in the past to see what you missed……


Clif Bar holiday flavors are here, new Hot Chocolate flavor gets you into gear


‘Tis the season for Clif Bar’s annual holiday flavors to start hitting store shelves. This year, they’re bringing back Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie alongside newcomer Hot Chocolate!

Each bar retails for $1.39 and hit stores at the end of October. Clif Bar will donate 1% of net sales to Protect Our Winters, a not-for-profit organization fighting against climate change. The bars are 70% organic, have no high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial flavors or partially hydrogenated oils. Happy holidays, indeed!

Interbike Coverage Week 3 & Wrapping up with Week 6 of Eurobike Coverage

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We’re nearing the end of our massive coverage of Eurobike 2015 and still deep in all that is Interbike. Catlike has you covered head to toe with new helmets and shoes, Dean Titanium Expands line, and all kinds of new light options from Blackburn and Nightrider.

It’s Fall, so reach in the back of the fridge and take out that six-pack of smooth craft pumpkin ale with a hint of nutmeg spice, burn it with fire, and skip over to a worthy dark smoky stout to enjoy our in-depth coverage.


Obstacle Races, Cycling Legends, & Live Music – At CLIF Bar’s Cykle-Scramble Anything can Happen… & Probably Will


Pirates, Prisoners, and Furries were in abundance at CLIF Bar’s 2015 Cykle-Scramble (prounced: see-kul skrambul) at the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael, California. This wasn’t just a race with normal participants…. I’m pretty sure, “normal” participants weren’t even allowed. Even the cycling celebrities “participating” were about as far from normal as one could get. To add to this spectator-heavy event, there were food trucks galore, great beer, and live music being head lined by none other than Cold War Kids.

Ramble on past the table jumps, wall rides, pump tracks and blood stained dirt, (there was a “yard sale” award after-all), to see all that is Cykle-Scramble….


IB15: Nutrition Roundup – Powerbar drops gluten & sugar, plus new treats from Osmo, Kul, Rip van Wafel, Wcup, XRCel, Gatorade & more!

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PowerBar is an interesting company in that their offerings overseas are so much broader, covering all the normal sports nutrition bases we know them for in the States, plus having a complete supplement line of specialty amino acids, vitamins, energy boosters, liquid sports pouch drinks, etc.

While we aren’t seeing any of that over here yet, we are at least seeing them step up their game nutritionally on some of their more popular items. The Harvest bars are now gluten free, opening them up to a much broader base of athletes looking to remove as many irritants as possible in the quest for optimum performance. Some of their other products are now lower in sugar, too, and they’ve got some real fruit gels!

Ready to get your snack on? Bite into the rest of the roundup below…


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…