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I want to keep a few gels in my pack for backup.

The only four i know of are PowerBar PowerGel, Clif Shot, GU Energy gel, and Cytosport Gulp n Go.

Which do you guys think is the best tasting and easy on the stomach?

I haven't tried any in a while, but if I remember correctly, they can be pretty gross. I like Cytosport stuff, but haven't tried their gel.
 

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Hammer Gel has several flavors that I like, and when I was at Performance a couple months ago I picked up a few CarbBoom gels to give a try and liked them a lot too. Neither bother my stomach at all. Taste is kind of personal, but I love the orange and rassberry Hammer Gels, and also the espresso flavor which has caffeine as an added bonus. The chocolate is also good, not too icky sweet. I forget which CarbBomms I tried, but probably some fruit, berry or citrus.
 

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i have tried quite a few and i still like the CliffShots the best...mocha is pretty good, so is the chocolate. They seem to be the least thick and gooey, so they go down easier and sit in your stomache better than the others. thats just me.
 

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I'd say the powerbar powergels would be some of the worst - lots of better choices to be had.

I'm a fan of the Cliff shots as they come in so many different flavours. Also - if you like honey - try a Honey Stinger - they come in numerous flavours but I have only tried the "gold' flavoiur which tastes just like honey and is quite enjoyable.

Others to try include carboboom, enervit, Gu, High5 (Don't know if these are available in the US) and hammergel (this one is pretty good).
 

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Hammer Gel vanilla. It is a very mild, not too sweet flavor.
 

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Hammer Gel rasberry is first choice followed by chocolate.
 

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Another Hammer Gel vote here too.

Just good 'ol plain for these taste buds. I buy in bulk and put it into a container for easy access..

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Looks like I'll give the Hammer Gel's a try.

Maybe some of the Clif Shots too.

Thanks guys!
 

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the chocolate powerbar energy gel is pretty good, their other flavors are not so good. i seem to get stomach aches pretty easy but the powerbar gels have been pretty good to me so far.
 

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I go with Hammer gel -- Vanilla is the best, bit raspberry is good too since it's not sickeningly sweet like the fruity Cliff shot and Powerbar gels. Though the Vanilla Cliff and Powerbar stuff is good. Honey Stingers are also pretty good. I think I only like the honey or vanilla.

Hammer Gel flasks are really nice since they are easy to open and hold about two rides worth of gel.

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GU 'Chocolate Outrage' works for me, tastes like pudding (Snack Pack anyone?). The other flavors are sort of nasty in my opinion. I haven't tried other brands except for the Powergel Tangerine, that made me gag.

Depending on how long I'm riding I'll have one an hour into my ride or so, when my legs are feeling sluggish after too many uphills. Definitely gives you a boost.
 

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I agree. Gu's chocolate outrage taste like Jello choco pudding. I also like the expresso with the added caffeine. Powergel choco and strawberry/bannana are good to but they give me a slight after taste. The clifbar versions seemed a little thick for my taste.
 
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