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Powerbar Gels
REVIEW BY:Gordy McCauley
REVIEW DATE: 26 Jul, 2009
Retailer(s): All good bikeshops and Health food stores

I've been using Powerbar since they 1st introduced their products to New Zealand some 20 years ago.

So when Powerbar Gels arrived I knew they would be good.

Below is the full scientific breakdown of Powerbar Gel from the Powerbar Website (For those that want the nitty gritty). What I can tell you from personal experience is that they really work! In a 160km race I would generally consume 4-5 Gels and nothing else (except water), they taste awesome and don't leave any of that horrible after taste that some gels and sports food tend to.

If you want to ride like a pro, then you need to eat like a pro (Mark Cavandish is a great example of a Powerbar Gel user), and if you want to beat the People's Champ then get into them!

Available in Strawbery-Banana, Chocolate, Green Apple, Blackcurrent, and Vanilla

Refuel with POWERBAR® Gel, featuring POWERBAR® C2 MAX-optimized carbohydrate blend formulated with the same ratio of carb sources shown to increase endurance performance by an average of 8% in 8 trained athletes compared to glucose alone*. During strenuous exercise the body burns carbs and loses key electrolytes through sweat. POWERBAR GEL replenishes and restores those nutrients to help maintain peak performance. For best results, consume one POWERBAR® GEL CARBOHYDRATE ELECTROLYTE BLEND every 20­–45 minutes during activity, followed by a minimum of 4–5 sips of water (4–5 fl oz) or sports drink, per gel. Fluid requirements are highly individualized, and will vary depending environmental conditions, intensity of exercise, and individual sweat rates.

  • POWERBAR® C2 MAX dual source energy blend.
  • Speeds more energy to muscles.
  • All the electrolytes of a sport drink.
  • 4X the sodium of leading competitors.                                                        


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