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    Free gel

    Skimming through the Competitor magazine and noticed an ad for a free trial gel.

    Chocolate #9 Agave

    performance9.com

    Their website:
    http://www.chocolateenergygel.com/
    "Don't ride faster than your guardian angel can fly"

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    I'll give it a try.

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    wonder how long it takes, thanks.

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    I went to give it a go last night, but I saw no add. I still do not see it this morning.

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    Try again guys:
    http://performance9.com/

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    Read the fine print

    Note: Offer good until 9/30/2010

    I gave it a shot anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bytesiz View Post
    Note: Offer good until 9/30/2010

    I gave it a shot anyway.

    The ad in the mag states 9/30/11 and it is in the July 2011 issue.
    "Don't ride faster than your guardian angel can fly"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bail_Monkey View Post
    Skimming through the Competitor magazine and noticed an ad for a free trial gel.

    Chocolate #9 Agave



    performance9.com

    Their website:
    http://www.chocolateenergygel.com/
    Ill try and see if it works

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    Anyone find the ingredients?

    It's kind of weird they trumpet that the stuff as follows:

    contains no synthetics – no unpleasant aftertastes – tastes great.
    contains no “mystery” ingredients, colorings, or preservatives.
    is easy on the stomach.
    But then you can't find a list of ingredients on the website. Using agave nectar as the sweetener and then claiming "low glycemic index" is kind of a scam IMO. Agave's sweetener is mostly fructose which yes has a low GI because your liver must break it down before using it. Breaking it down causes partial depletion of intracellular ATP, since the phosphate needed for ATP synthesis is instead used to metabolize fructose. ATP is the immediate source of energy for cells. It's also strongly associated with reducing insulin sensitivity and metabolic syndrome and other bad things.

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    Got mine

    I promptly received of sample of this stuff and tried it on a 50 mile ride yesterday. Ingredients are listed as only agave and "breakfast cocoa". What the heck is breakfast cocoa anyway?

    It tastes like Hersey's syrup, so not bad I guess. This was the only thing I ate on the ride. I consumed it about 20 miles (or about an hour) into the ride. I didn't bonk. If I don't eat anything on a 2 plus hour ride, I will typically bonk. Was it better than a GU, Hammer gel, or whatever? Hard to say. I guess it worked fine, but with just this single test, no better than any other gel I have tried.

    I might try making some of my own to see how it compares.

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