Science in Sport have added a 150mg GO Energy + Caffeine Double Espresso gel to the range for riders in need of a serious caffeine kick.
The new gel delivers 150mg of caffeine per gel – twice the amount in a standard SiS GO Energy + Caffeine energy gel – as well as 22g of carbohydrate.
While Science in Sport say caffeine doesn’t give you extra energy in itself, it lowers your perception of effort to trick your brain into thinking that you are not as tired as your muscles are telling you that you are, and the gel also delivers 22g of carbohydrate as a fuel.
As a result, Science in Sport say the gel is designed to deliver a “performance boost when you need it most; whether that’s a short, high intensity effort in a criterium or for a lift towards the end of a longer event such as a 100-mile sportive.”
The gels costs £1.79 each, or £10.74 for six and £48.33 for 30.
Mule Bar introduce salted caramel gel
Meanwhile, Mule Bar have introduced a salted caramel energy gel – recommended, they say, for cold winter rides.
Like the rest of Mule Bar’s gel range, also available in cherry, lemon, coffee and apple flavours, the gel is made from natural ingredients, including organic cocoa, agave nectar and brown rice syrup. The gel delivers 25g of carbohydrate from a 37g serving.
The gels costs £1.60 each, or £19 for 12, £38 for 24 and £68 for 48.
The Eastern Express savoury energy bar is another new product from Mule Bar and is designed “for people who are tired of over-sweet bars and who crave something new.”
The bar contains pistachios, almonds, cashews and pumpkin seeds, as well as a pinch of Garam Masala, salt, cayenne pepper and nigella seeds. Each 56g bar contains 265 calories and 22.5g of carbohydrate.
The bars cost £1.60 each, or £7.99 for five, £19 for 12, £38 for 24 and £68 for 48.