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     Gunner updated 12 years ago 6 Members · 21 Posts
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  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 May 2009 at 8:42 pm

    i tried one of these unheard of gels tonight

    and there bloody good, the lads are allways saying there good but they cant get them anywere, ither can the bike shops 😕

    ( found them on the e of bay so they must not of been looking hard enough 😉 )

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EAS-ENERGY-GEL-Tropical-Fruit-Flavour-12-Sachets_W0QQitemZ150330361883QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Health_Beauty_Vitamins_Supplements?hash=item150330361883&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

    there expensive when you think about it but if your the type who would need to use them for a race’s or sportives etc there good.

    i usualy use the sis smart 1 gels and tbh you cant realy feel it, but to my suprise i could with these 😕

    here’s there site, anyone else heard of these ?

    http://www.easuk.info/

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    7 May 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I’m more of a bacon butty and gallon of tea man, myself! 😀

  • HarryB

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 6:46 am

    Marty, how do you know they are good. Is there any scientific basis for this supposition? Any analysis or comparison with others?

  • HarryB

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 6:51 am

    Personally, I think lots of people use all of this stuff when they don’t need to. I did 75miles last night and had one energy bar. Did over 1000m of climbing and was able to hold 20mph at the end as I was racing to get back after dark. So, I didn’t need gels did I?

    It’s marketing for the most part. I think you only need this stuff on very long endurance rides

  • Abzz

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Harry I wonder if it is a Placebo effect with these type of things,

    Martty’s legs tell his brain “I am tired” Marty’s brain says “I need energy” Marty takes superwizzbang gell Marty’s brain says “ahh thats better” and pushes legs harder 😉

    I am surprised you let him get away with there instead of the’re!

    What does he do in school all day 🙄 😉 (second thoughts I am not sure I want to know that 😯 )

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 2:46 pm

    yep, comparing them to the sis ones

    i understand the placebo affect very well, and when my legs are burning, i dont think your brain would be able to make you think, oh, thats abit better, without something happening

    for instance racing the crits

    your racing for 40 laps, every five laps there is a sprint for points, usualy my legs start feeling it after the 3rd, so i had mine 4 laps before the 3rd to give it abit time to work, now usualy my legs would be screaming from the would go ( when everyone starts to sprint ) but this didnt happen untill the last 40 metres or so, letting me to give a bigger kick earlier ( i still didnt win the sprint, got 3rd in it 😆 )

    now im not saying it gives you this huge energy boost, and makes you able to ride away from the group and win but when racing comes down to cm’s from winning and loosing it helps…

  • Abzz

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Marty the important thing is that they work for you, so until you find otherwise, keep downing them!

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 3:06 pm

    one thing i dont realy use is energy drinks, as it doesnt give me a kick

    so i use water…

  • Gunner

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 6:19 pm

    It’s marketing for the most part. I think you only need this stuff on very long endurance rides

    Totally agree, especially about the “marketing” bit.

    Still, if your happy paying out your hard earned money…………. 🙄 🙄

  • Gunner

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Also, to quote the ebay link………….

    “EAS Energy Gel is a highly concentrated carbohydrate endurance fuel.”

    If this is the case, then I seriously question why an “Endurance fuel” would give you a kick or an energy boost…………. surely that’s not what it is designed to do, seems 😕 😕

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 7:04 pm

    yeh thats what sis ones basicly say aswell, but there ment for endurance as they say take 1 every half hour

    but take a few in a hours hard fast race, you get the picture…

  • Gunner

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 7:45 pm

    but take a few in a hours hard fast race, you get the picture…

    I don’t really Marty, and I’m honestly being serious.

    I just think such products are a massive con, and an easy option out for people who don’t really want to take the time to undrstand how their body works.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 8:16 pm

    nah, course they give you energy…

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 8:29 pm

    So do hundreds of other bits of stuff.

    There’s always some kind of new fad (ginseng, royal jelly, bull’s blood or whatever) that sweeps the sporting nation with astute marketing and then is superceded by something else.

  • Gunner

    Member
    8 May 2009 at 8:30 pm

    nah, course they give you energy…

    But why……………….

    Where does the energy you had before that come from…………..

    Why not take them all the way through the race………….

    Where has your energy suddenly gone, and why……..

    Is it energy loss you’re suffering from or lactic acid accumulation………….

    😕 😕 😕 😕 😕

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