Science in Sport’s range of energy products have been a favourite with cyclists for years. The British company has been at forefront of energy product development, and never one to rest on their laurels, they’ve just revealed a range of rebranded products.
Inside the packaging there’s still the same great energy products that has seen them become a common at sight at races and marathon events.
The Go Energy Gel comes in Tropical, Orange and Blackcurrant flavours, each hitting the palette with little complaint. The flavour isn’t too strong, and the fact you don’t need to wash them down with water makes them easy to get down your throat in a race.
They don’t have that stickiness that many gels have, which makes handling them far less messy. Gels aren’t to everyone’s tastes but there’s no denying that for racing, they’re an easy and quick way to give your body an energy boost.
We tried the Go Energy in orange flavour (original, lemon and blackcurrant also available). It mixes well with about 500ml of water, so you may need a couple if you’re planning to top a 2- or 3-litre hydration bladder (unless you want to dilute the mixture a little), and it proved pleasingly pleasant.
Both stack up well in energy delivery. The gel packs 22g of isotonic carbohydrate (which SIS reckons is enough energy for 20 to 30 minutes of demanding exercise). Single gels cost £1.29 which is about par for the course. They’re available in boxes of 30 for £38.70.
The Go Energy sachets cost £1.10 or £19.80 for a pack of 18, though the 500g and 1.6kg bottles are a more cost effective method if you’re planning to use a fair amount for your riding/racing.
While we’re fans of proper food when riding, there are times when gels and energy drinks are a very convenient way of getting energy into your body, especially if you’re racing. And SIS are one of the best choices out there.