So I’ve seen some people (on YouTube) using this product during longer rides (2+ hours). The claims that I have seen / heard are that on longer duration rides it gives a feeing of high ‘energy’ which clearly (if true) would be great.
I’m not a ‘ketosis’ experienced rider and generally view my fat adaption as being poor. I seem to ride most effectively (In my own experience through trial and error) on any 1.5+ hour rides by steadily consuming simple carbohydrates in both liquid (beta fuel), gel (SiS) and food (banana / flapjack) form. This approach has worked better for me (in my own relatively limited experience) than trying to limit simple carbs in favour of a fat based diet approach.
My question is to those people who have actually used this product and has two aspects:
- does it actually work to help provide more energy on longer rides? - if so to what degree in our own experience?
- as someone who on longer rides currently mostly relies on carbs, am I likely to experience any appreciable benefit?
I’m thinking of buying some and testing it out on my next 100k+ ride but it seems ruinously expensive so I don’t want to pay for something if the probability is high that it won’t provide any appreciable benefit (yes I am a cheapskate)
Thanks in advance