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    Best on the bike drink?

    I have been using gatorade (readily available and inexpensive)

    Considering changing to Cytomax or Vitalyte

    Any input?

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    Re: Best on the bike drink?

    I use the Camelback fizzy tabs. Lemon lime.

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    I have stomach issues and have tried a variety of products. Current favorite is EFS Grape.

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    For use during rides I really like Maximuscle Viper (orange flavour). It goes down easily. I've tried other energy drinks from time to time (High 5, Torq Energy etc) but the Maximuscle Viper is easily my favourite for both taste and perceived results.

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    Best on the bike drink?

    If I use Gatorade I dilute it at least 50% and usually only use it if I forget and need to pick up a drink on the way to the trail.

    I used CarboRocket for a while, then it seemed to not agree with my stomach while racing. I have not tried the half evil.

    Heed is OK, but I find I am more prone to cramping when I drink it. I cannot stand perpetium.

    I have been using Gu Roctane lately and have not had issues. The fizzy electrolyte tabs are pretty good as well, but not calories.

    I think drinks are like saddles and everybody has a favorite and there is no universal item.

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    Water. Watered down gatorade for racing and 4+ hour rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
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    Dont you mean Bacon-Beer? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Dont you mean Bacon-Beer? :P
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    Water.

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    Re: Best on the bike drink?

    A bit stronger than stock gatorade. Powdered. I never use the premade. They changed the formula for the premade about 15 years ago. It's just high-fructose corn syrup now. The powdered is still an athletic drink. Just sucrose and dextrose, no fructose. That and water. I tried EFS, seems to make me burp, and the sticky mouth is worse. I might even sprinkle about 1/2 tsp of whey protein powder in a bottle too sometimes.

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    I put in some of the GSeries Powder into my water for races. Works great for me.

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    Re: Best on the bike drink?

    Gatorade powder, I usually mix it full strength or a little stronger, then50/50 th at with water in the camelbak......full strength Gatorade makes me feel bloated and gives an uneasy feeling.......if I need a ton of electrolytes I'll pack 2 bottles of full strength as well for those 90% humidity days Herr e

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    I use Skratch Labs drink mix. It mostly electrolytes and has a lighter taste and flavor. Heed and Gu Brew are ok but are much heavier taste. Cytomax is good after about 30 min into a ride but any earlier and it was harsh on my stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drider85 View Post
    I use Skratch Labs drink mix. It mostly electrolytes and has a lighter taste and flavor. Heed and Gu Brew are ok but are much heavier taste. Cytomax is good after about 30 min into a ride but any earlier and it was harsh on my stomach.
    +1 for Skratch Labs!

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    Water......

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    Quote Originally Posted by friz View Post
    Water......
    I am with you guys on water for moderate rides - but race pace, water tends to slosh around in my stomach compared to gatorade, water tastes worse to if it gets warm in plastic bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    I use the Camelback fizzy tabs. Lemon lime.

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    I have never seen these. Where do you buy them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfb12 View Post
    I have never seen these. Where do you buy them from?
    CamelBak Elixir 12 Tablet Tube

    I've been using Infinit drink mix, and also their napalm gel.

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    Water and my fav.food would be a banana. I think a lot of people go overboard with eating and drinking too many calories on their rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgardner73 View Post
    +1 for Skratch Labs!
    +2 for Skratch.

    I've tried too many to list and Skratch has been the one that works for me.

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    I used GU Roctane last year ( i went through 7 24 serving containers between racing and training). I am planning on using it again this year. Easy on my gut, subtle taste, mixes well, and great for performance IMO.

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    I use Hammer HEED for normal rides and their Perpetuem mix if I'm out to kill myself with a really long ride. Love the light flavoring and even riding my butt off in the southern summer heat it still sits well on my stomach.

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    Half green tea, half orange juice, table sugar, table salt.

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