Champion Nutrition Revenge Nutrition

3/5 (9 Reviews)


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Champion Nutrition Revenge


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Monty a Racer from Lexington, NC USA

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2005

Strengths:    Tastes as good/better as any other performance drink (Tropical Mango)

Weaknesses:    Reduced my performance and caused muscle cramps on long rides. Chromium Picolinate is known to cause cramps in some people. Caused my heart rate to rise well above where it should be for the effort. I didn't realize this at first because I had just started using it this season after 2 months off, but the first ride without it was almost unbelievable in the gains I had made literally over night. I continue to make substantial gains without the Revenge Pro (using Accelerade only). When I was using Revenge Pro the gains were very slow in coming. I train with a Polar 625X with the power option so I know this is not just my perception.

Bottom Line:   
It looks great on paper with an impressive list of ingredients, with the potential to replace several other high priced supplements, but for me, it does not come close to the advertised claims. I will stick with Accelerade, Optygen and R1.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   bodybuilding.com

Similar Products Used:   Accelerade, Cytomax, Gatorade, Powerade, Optygen, Endurox, R1


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Erik a Cross Country Rider from Wilmington, DE, USA

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2004

Strengths:    Considerable difference in endurance and speed

Weaknesses:    Taste and texture - only drink this before a ride

Bottom Line:   
I would never drink this during a ride, just slam a 16 oz glass before a ride. I am amazed at my endurance, especially when I ride with those dreadfully fast riders(you know the type). Not a good idea for evening rides as it has a lot of stimulants.

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Favorite Trail:   3 legged deer

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   vitamin shoppe

Similar Products Used:   gatorade


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Josh a Weekend Warrior from Columbus, Ohio

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2004

Strengths:    BOING!!!

Weaknesses:    Not a bedtime beverage. Not for people with heart problems or caffeine issues.

Bottom Line:   
I agree this is not for hydro pouches, but in a bottle you'll feel a definite boost over Cytomax.

I use it more for hockey than for biking, because in flat Ohio I rarely bike long/hard enough to need it- I use better-tasting CytoMax for that.

On nights when I didn't have it, it was sorely missed. It keeps you sharper- reduces mental as well as physical fatigue, and I don't have trouble with gasping for air between shifts when I'm on it.

A couple nights when I had it, I plaid 3 back-to-back hour-long ice hockey games and didn't bonk, then went home and still didn't get to sleep until 6am. Nothing like laying in bed with heart palpitations and cold sweat, knowing you need to get up for work in 45 minutes, and you haven't slept yet.

This stuff will keep you up ALL NIGHT! You're girlfriend will LOVE it. ;)

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Favorite Trail:   Alum Creek

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   PerformanceBike.com

Similar Products Used:   Cytomax, Ripped Force, Red Bull, Restricted-Access Diet Pills

Bike Setup:   '95 Cann F700, with a bunch of misc lightweight crap and un-truable wheels; Bauer 4000 Hockey Skates

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew T a Racer from morr, NJ

Date Reviewed: November 21, 1999

Strengths:    
not quite sure... turned my hydrapack bladder cool green color!


Weaknesses:    
not quite sure... at the end of a race you start to want to drink just plain old water


Bottom Line:   
I'm a little confused by the other reviews. I dont mind the taste that much, although the thought of drinking tropical mango makes me puke. At the end of my last race I was ready for some good clean water. I haven't had any problems with using revenge with my hydrapack (rip off of camelback). Just push in and out of onto the bag on yoru back and it will move them particles around.

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Favorite Trail:   
chimney rock

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
cytomax


Bike Setup:   
er??

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Todd Scott a Racer from Royal Oak, Michigan

Date Reviewed: October 3, 1999

Strengths:    
Got two cans for free


Weaknesses:    
Taste


Bottom Line:   
The taste is absolutely terrible from the initial sip to the lingering, chemical aftertaste. The texture is gritty.My experience on endurance races/rides is your drink must provide four main benefits: water, light carbs, electrolytes, and refreshment. I've had equivalent success with watered-down Gatorade as I've had with weak lemonade with a pinch of salt. This is based on my racing (4 x Leadville 100, 2 x Iditasport, 6 x 24 Hours of Canaan) and the long training rides which got me there. Don't buy the hype on these magic powders.Anyway, I lost one of my cans and was bummed. I'm not bummed anymore and I'm throwing my other can away.

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
All major sports drinks


Bike Setup:   
Kona Hei Hei

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Dave W. a Cross-Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: September 27, 1999

Strengths:    
I got a nice water bottle with the can????


Weaknesses:    
Taste
Texture


Bottom Line:   
This stuff is designed for water bottles only. As the other posters have mentioned, if you try it with a Camelbak, the non-dissolving ingredients settle. The can says to shake the bottle before every sip, but this is not an option with a CB.The taste is also worse with a CB, I'm not sure why. I can drink it mixed in a glass and it's ok, but out of a CB tube mid-race, it tastes like bile.I tried this in events that were below or equal to 2 hrs. In those, I felt worse than in similar events where I used Cytomax. I cant comment on Revenge's efficacy for epic rides, but, since Cytomax has worked for epics and also the 2-hrs rides, I'm sticking to Cytomax as it seems to work better in all applications.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Cytomax
Powerade
All-Sport


Bike Setup:   
Ellsworth Truth

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by rick chittick a Racer from littleton co

Date Reviewed: September 24, 1999

Strengths:    
i guess it does what it's supposed to. hard to tell.


Weaknesses:    
gives me gas. gave my co-workers gas, too. but then again, maybe that's what's supposed to make you faster.


Bottom Line:   
just a fair warning, the tropical BLAST flavor SUCKS!!!! it's like drinking sandpaper. not sand, mind you, but actually drinking paper with sand glued to it. it's pretty tough to stomach. they figgered this one out over at champion, however, so keep an eye out for tropical MANGO, which actually goes down smooth as milk.

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Favorite Trail:   
the lynn trail, harrisonburg, va

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
cytomax, gatorade, jogmate, beer, coke, pepsi, sunny d, the purple stuff, lime pixel stix.


Bike Setup:   
a mango stumpy with sexy ti. i still have the stock stem and seatpost, though.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by edzo a Racer from acton

Date Reviewed: September 10, 1999

Strengths:    
Works really well on long rides -only-


Weaknesses:    
will not work in a camelbak properly because the SERC's will settle and clog the hose. good in an h2o bottle because you can shake it each time you grab it


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is: This is a great beverage for water bottles and LONG rides. I mean this stuff really kicks in for the long haul, 3 hours and above. That's why USPostal gets good results and any roadie will get good results. BUT not in a camelbak ! the deal with revenge is the time-release pellets (they call them SERC's) they don't dissolve they are to be digested whole, and in a camelbak they will sediment to the bottom and your first few sucks will be clogged with them. so use only a watterbottle and shake each time you drink it. MAJOR DRAWBACK to revenge is: for NORBA MTB XC racing I do not recommend it ! it is too heavy on the stomach for all out sprints like XC races. I get burps/nausea with revenge for the first 2 laps before I get used to it...never with Cytomax. road racing, hell, the warmup phase is NOT as intense as MTB, so revenge works good road, bad MTB. if you have an MTB epic ride then you will want revenge. I have to give it 3 flamers, because actually Cytomax is better overall for both sports. Revenge truly is superior when your event lasts long time. too barfy early in the game, however. revenge makes great recovery drink 1 bottle only

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Cytomax


Bike Setup:   
XC Norba Races-long road rides

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from St. Paul, MN

Date Reviewed: August 17, 1999

Strengths:    
One drink that does it all; not too sweet; actually works as advertised


Weaknesses:    
the taste is not for everyone; turns your CamelBak bladder an interesting lime green; color; price


Bottom Line:   
If you're serious about performing your best on longer rides, then get Revenge - this stuff will definitely give you an extra boost. I get cramps from most fluid replacement drinks, but not from this Revenge - plus, Revenge provides much more than just fluid replacement. One more thing - in reading some of the rider diaries from the Tour de France, I noticed that Lance Armstrong & team relied heavily on Revenge. I figure whatever Lance selects for the toughest bike race on the planet is good enough for me!

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Favorite Trail:   
the one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Exceed, Cytomax
PowerBar, Clif Bars


Bike Setup:   
Marin Team Ti, Z-2, XTR

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