IB16: Nutrition Roundup 2 – Skratch Labs, Powerbar, Justin’s PB, Oberto & more!

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If you read any fitness or general interest bicycle publication, you’ve likely seen the ads for chocolate milk as a recovery product. Well, now you can buy that chocolate milk in powder form. Skratch Labs’ first recovery product is literally just that: Powdered milk with sugars and flavors added, plus one with powdered coffee. Pick from Vanilla, Chocolate and Coffee flavors, then read on to see why you’re not just adding Nesquik to your morning joe…

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If you read any fitness or general interest bicycle publication, you’ve likely seen the ads for chocolate milk as a recovery product. Well, now you can buy that chocolate milk in powder form. Skratch Labs’ first recovery product is literally just that: Powdered milk with sugars and flavors added, plus one with powdered coffee. Pick […]

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IB16: Nutrition Roundup – Bonk Breaker, Clif, Guayaki, Bounce, Glukos & more!

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Bonk Breaker has added Mint Chocolate Chip to their lineup, which is all gluten free and densely packed with energy. While not my personal favorite flavor combo in general, these were pretty darn tasty and worked well to fuel our ride-heavy, sleep-deprived #EscapeFromInterbike road trip from Vegas to North Carolina.

Check out more tasty little treats below…

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Bonk Breaker has added Mint Chocolate Chip to their lineup, which is all gluten free and densely packed with energy. While not my personal favorite flavor combo in general, these were pretty darn tasty and worked well to fuel our ride-heavy, sleep-deprived #EscapeFromInterbike road trip from Vegas to North Carolina. Check out more tasty little […]

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Week In Review: fancy paint, clever hacks, crazy concepts and more!

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This week we saw impressively painted bikes from Scott for the Rio Olympics, Marin reintroducing their classic color fade in honor of their 30th anniversary, and looking toward the future Cyclotron’s hub-less bike fulfilling their crowdfunding goals. There was also a hands-free communication device from Japan to keep you and your riding buddies in touch whether you are riding locally or around the world, a hack to make your reverb work with any lever, and lots more. Skim through all the headlines below so you don’t fall off the back… Continue reading “Week In Review: fancy paint, clever hacks, crazy concepts and more!”



This week we saw impressively painted bikes from Scott for the Rio Olympics, Marin reintroducing their classic color fade in honor of their 30th anniversary, and looking toward the future Cyclotron’s hub-less bike fulfilling their crowdfunding goals. There was also a hands-free communication device from Japan to keep you and your riding buddies in touch whether […]

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Fuel up and nab free Podium Bottle, Skratch Lab Singles w/ The Feed TDF bonus box

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Offering athletes a wide selection of exercise nutrition and healthy snacks, The Feed uses their expertise to scout the best and provide advice on a huge selection of products – 90 brands in all!  Assembling those selections into a Feed Box, customers have the opportunity to try different snack bars and energy foods they might not normally try, without investing in a whole box.

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Offering athletes a wide selection of exercise nutrition and healthy snacks, The Feed uses their expertise to scout the best and provide advice on a huge selection of products – 90 brands in all!  Assembling those selections into a Feed Box, customers have the opportunity to try different snack bars and energy foods they might […]

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Found: Tasty energy and recovery treats from Picky Bars, Ascent, BeetElite & SmashPack

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Picky Bars are among our favorites thanks to their whole food ingredients and awesome flavors. At Sea Otter’s smorgasbord of new energy foods, this one wasn’t quite ready, but we did get to sample it’s unique take on a bar flavor. Blending a little bit of savory and spicy in with the usual sweet, the Picky Bar Moroccan Your World mixes turmeric with cardamom, ginger and pistachios to give it a Moroccan inspired flavor. Other main ingredients are dates, almond butter, sprouted rice protein, agave nectar, honey, brown rice crisps and sunflower butter. Most are organic, all are gluten, dairy, soy and GMO free.

Check out more good eats below…

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Picky Bars are among our favorites thanks to their whole food ingredients and awesome flavors. At Sea Otter’s smorgasbord of new energy foods, this one wasn’t quite ready, but we did get to sample it’s unique take on a bar flavor. Blending a little bit of savory and spicy in with the usual sweet, the […]

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Review: HotShot resets your nerve-to-muscle communication to prevent cramps

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Perhaps you’ve seen the ads for #ITSTHENERVE floating around Facebook, and perhaps you’ve even clicked on them only to find a tease of information about something coming. Well, this is it, and now it’s here.

HotShot is a blend of organic ingredients that “fix” cramps by focusing on the nerves, not the muscles. Founder Dr. Rod MacKinnon and friend, Dr. Bruce Bean, started researching the phenomenon after suffering arm-stopping cramps while sea kayaking. What they claim to have found is that cramps start in the nerves regardless of hydration or effort intensity. The next step was to find a way to stop them…

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Perhaps you’ve seen the ads for #ITSTHENERVE floating around Facebook, and perhaps you’ve even clicked on them only to find a tease of information about something coming. Well, this is it, and now it’s here. HotShot is a blend of organic ingredients that “fix” cramps by focusing on the nerves, not the muscles. Founder Dr. […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend three days in Tyax Adventures’ backcountry camps with a guide and all meals provided. Need we say more?! To Enter follow @norcobicycles on Instagram or Twitter, AND post an original photo that captures what “Adventure Begins Here” means to you until May 23. Tag it with #AdventureBeginsHere, mention @NorcoBicycles in your caption, and sit back and wait for that sweet prize! Norco.com/AdventureBeginsHere

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Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend […]

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Get an Endurox / Accelerade sports drink sampler pack for $3.99

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Remember Endurox? After missing them for years (even though they hadn’t really gone anywhere), we spotted some new products from parent company Pacific Health Labs at Interbike last fall. Now, they’re giving you the chance to try the full suite of sports nutrition products they offer for just $3.99, including shipping.

Hit this link to give it a whirl and you’ll get two servings each of Accelerade and Endurox R4, plus one each of the Accel Gel and 2nd Surge caffeinated energy gel. They’ll also throw in their Performance Nutrition Handbook for a little, um, light reading. Limit two per customer, flavors are randomly selected.



Remember Endurox? After missing them for years (even though they hadn’t really gone anywhere), we spotted some new products from parent company Pacific Health Labs at Interbike last fall. Now, they’re giving you the chance to try the full suite of sports nutrition products they offer for just $3.99, including shipping. Hit this link to […]

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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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