What’s the best value gel on the market now? I like the consistency of SiS, but the flavor is probably the worst of any other gel I’ve tried. I’ve used GU, Clif, Stinger, and others. I just placed a small order for some Carb Boom gels. The sweet spot is $/gram, thinner consistency, and something close to 2:1 glucose/fructose, basically I want it all. I’m familiar with what I’d call race day only fuel like Never 2nd and Maurten, but… I ain’t rich. I also see that GU has a liquid energy with glucose and fructose, but I went for Carb Boom first. Interested in what others on the forum use.
And please, I’m not interested in making my own or mixing bottles. Thank you!
I think Tutti Frutti tastes great. Tropical is probably my second favorite… Not knowing what flavor @ibaldwin tried I was just making a suggestion. I think salted strawberry is gross so maybe try that? LOL
depends on what kinda of carbs you want. Glucose:Fructose etc. Hammer is the cheapest per carb i think but has very little fructose.
I know you no want to hear it but… I buy Hammer in big bottles and add agave nectar into a flask. I also add caffeine sometimes. I get what i want and it is cheaper than anything off the shelf. By the time i add agave i get more carbs, more fructose and it is for very little extra cost and actually makes the $price per carb cheaper.
Get the SIS gels in multi-buy boxes when it’s on sale, like now. You can get them 40% or 60% off. Their website always have some in clearance that are nearing expiry. (I have never had a bad one even after their arbitrary use before date)
I’ve switched from gels to mixing my own bottles buying bulk maltodextrin, fructose, sodium citrate and Robinsons fruit juice concentrate. With this you can easily control the amount of carbs and salts you get and vary the concentration on the day as needed. And on top of that its cheap!!!