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    BlueTrekker
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    GU Energy vs Powerbar Gel

    Bought a few packs of each and tried them both last week. The first time I tried the GU, had to go to the bathroom quick and stay there for a while, LOL. Second time, it was fine.

    But I like the Powerbar gel a little better because it's not as thick as the GU, and I like it during my rides for that reason alone... GU is too thick when I'm right in the middle of a 40 miler. But after my rides, I'll take the GU to help with the recovery. Did that a couple times, and so far it seems to work pretty well.

    Both cost about the same at my LBS.

    What do you guys like?

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    Never felt anything from GU.
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    Homemade gel made from brown rice syrup and honey.
    Hammer Gel. Especially the apple cinnamon version.
    Cliff capuchino gels.

    I have never cared much for GU or Powerbar gels.

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    just another gosling Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
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    Hammer Gel by the 1 pt. flask. Decant into their 6 oz. sqeeze bottles. Easier, cheaper, better, no packaging. Raspberry is good. Their Espresso has a real kick to it. Always drink a good bit of water after each gel. You have to dilute it to process it.

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    Senior Member jbholcom's Avatar
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    I've tried Hammer, Powerbar, Cliff, and GU gels. Powerbar for me was the best tasting and the easiest to handle on the road. The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging. I wish they would take the route Hammer took with the larger quantities and a flask.

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