Are energy gels for cycling a good way to refuel?

Cycling is a demanding sport. Like any other exercise, refueling your body after a ride is essential. But what about long rides and races?

When your energy level starts to sag, is there anything you can eat or drink to give you a much needed boost?

Gatorade Endurance Carb Energy Chews
Clif Shot Bloks
 Fyxation Holder
Our Rating
9.6
9.4
9.0
Flavors
Fruit Punch and Orange
8 Flavors
Leather
Calories
100 calories
100 calories
10.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 inches
Amount
6 chews
3 blocks
Middle
Gatorade Endurance Carb Energy Chews
Our Rating
9.6
Flavors
Fruit Punch and Orange
Calories
100 calories
Amount
6 chews
More Information
Clif Shot Bloks
Our Rating
9.4
Flavors
8 Flavors
Calories
100 calories
Amount
3 blocks
More Information
 Fyxation Holder
Our Rating
9.0
Flavors
Leather
Calories
10.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 inches
Amount
Middle
More Information

Energy gels are a breakthrough for endurance athletes of all disciplines. Gels (or chews) provide a quick supply of energy in an digestible form. They’re supposed to be packed with exactly what your body craves mid-ride: electrolytes and simple carbohydrates. You might be surprised at what’s in the average cycling energy gel pack. And what’s not.

These little packs come in a handy flat tube, or paper packets.

But do they work? And which ones are worth trying?

We’ll seek to answer that, an;d then briefly review a few of the best energy gels or chews for bicycling.

Are energy gels for cycling the answer to your sagging energy levels after a long race? Read on to find out.  (more…)