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2005-07-23 3:05 PM

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Subject: GU vs. Hammer Gel

What do some of you folks think of the gels by GU and Hammer Gel? I use and like both. I like GU a bit better because it has 100% Vitamin C and E.


2005-07-23 3:07 PM
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Why do I never read people mentioning PowerGel or ClifShots?
2005-07-23 3:09 PM
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TriBodyboarder - 2005-07-23 4:07 PM

Why do I never read people mentioning PowerGel or ClifShots?


I never really run across them in stores. They might now maket them much in metro Detroit.
2005-07-23 3:12 PM
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I like the accel gel. It has protein as well. I wsa going to rty the hammer gel, however it seemed like you had to ad addittional stuuf such as endurolytes. Accel gel seems to work for me as well.
2005-07-23 5:06 PM
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Subject: RE: GU vs. Hammer Gel
eGels by CrankSports are my favorite.
2005-07-23 5:13 PM
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Gu is good stuff, race proven and works, Hammer gel is a little more spartan and more convenient in the large jugs, also works very well.....can't go wrong with either.

drink plenty of water with either gel

Kevin


2005-07-23 5:17 PM
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I prefer PowerGel, mainly because I can find it at the nearest grocery store, along with Clif bars, at better prices than LBS. Honestly, I've never tried the other.
2005-07-23 5:37 PM
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Subject: RE: GU vs. Hammer Gel
I have tried em all and I have my favorites. Hammer has electrolytes and that is good but I don't like the consistancy. My dead favorite right now is Ciff Mocha.. Like thick coffee and I love coffee. I also like Carboom Vanilla Orange and Gu Vanilla bean. Chocolate is not my thing and plain any of them is just like snot.
2005-07-23 5:58 PM
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Hammer Gel doesn't have simple sugars in it.  I actually like the consistancy of it because it's not super thick.  I don't like a lot of calories at a a time so I like the fact that Hammer is less calories.  Though GU's Chocolate Outrage is like eating chocolate pudding which is pretty dang yummy.
2005-07-23 6:38 PM
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Do you know if GU makes a jug like Hammer Gel? Or is it four packs it fill a flask if you want to use GU?
2005-07-23 7:32 PM
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lexington476 - 2005-07-23 6:38 PMDo you know if GU makes a jug like Hammer Gel? Or is it four packs it fill a flask if you want to use GU?
GU makes a large 5 oz packet. Not as convenient as CarbBoom or Hammer Gel bottled flask fillers. My favs - CarbBoom apple cinnamon and GU vanilla. I just got some free samples of Lava Gel, but have not tried them yet.


2005-07-24 4:33 AM
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I much prefer GU gels and GU2O, I had to use hammergel recently when I ran out of GU and didn't like the taste at all.
2005-07-24 5:24 AM
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Subject: RE: GU vs. Hammer Gel
I don't really like any of them beacause I am not partial to super sweet things,  but seems like people have their favorites.  I can tolerate accelerade gel, energice gel and certain flavors of Gu.  I'd say go with what you can keep down and doesn't taste horrible to you. 
2005-07-24 5:24 PM
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Both have their positives/negatives. I constantly switched back and forth but for my personal preference, I prefer GU due to the bigger "sugar" kick I get from the item. Hammer has electrolytes and such but the flavors just don't seem to be my liking. Calories are lower for Hammer but if you're doing halves/IMs, you are going to want the extra calories...
2005-07-24 5:46 PM
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Subject: RE: GU vs. Hammer Gel
I usually buy them based on what flavor I like. GU makes a new coffee flavored gel that rocks!
2005-07-24 5:58 PM
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Remember a general rule of thumb is energy drinks alone and gels with water.

Edited by nliedel 2005-07-24 5:58 PM


2005-07-24 8:53 PM
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E•GEL for me. Well I guess I kinda have to like them, Im sponsored by them. http://cranksports.com/teamcrank/athletes/profiles.asp?mid=333716
2005-07-24 10:35 PM
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I make my own
2005-07-25 10:26 AM
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GU... Orange Burst,

and Lemon-Lime GUO2
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