Powerbar Powergel Nil

Powerbar  Powergel  Nil


11 Reviews

Brand: Powerbar
Category: Sports Nutrition

Description: PowerBar? PowerGel? is a concentrated carbohydrate gel that delivers immediate energy during intense athletic activity. It's a powerful combination of natural carbohydrates (80% complex, 20% simple) that your body absorbs quickly for the energy burst you

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Old Salt Reviewer

" wah lan eh.. constipation arh!!! "


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Reviewed on: 23rd Jun 2008 from west Singapore

The Review
drink more water..

Strengths
boost your energy

Weaknesses
constipation.. heaty..

Duration of product used
Not Sure

Bike Setup
lazy to type

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Regular Reviewer

" Cannot lah~ "


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Reviewed on: 16th Sep 2006 from Singapore

The Review
Gels shouldn't taste bad, otherwise no point for riders like me who don't race to eat it....
The companies should design the gel to at least taste edible and strive towards delicious..... But this one just doesn't cut it.... Bleah...

Mas

Strengths
Can't really think of any oops....

Weaknesses
I had the chocolate and vanilla and both tasted really wierd.... :(

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
FSR XC, moved my previous parts over to the new frame..... :) No flashy parts here~

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Filthy Rich Rider

" Get the right flavour for your taste buds "


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Reviewed on: 14th Aug 2005 from Singapore

The Review
The debate goes on whether one can feel the positive effects of these energy boosters. While I never really did feel the "boost", neither did I bonk out halfway through any long rides supplemented by the powergels. Flavours that I considered to be acceptable by most tastebuds out there are the tropical fruit and the strawberry banana (at least they taste like the impression you get from the label). The tangerine tasted a bit strong for my liking, but it is double caffeinated, perfect for overcoming after lunch lethargies. And a squirt of water down to dilute the mixture so that it can be absorbed easier and clear the oral cavity of lingering and somewhat distracting aftertastes.

Strengths
Compact for easy stowaway.

Thoughtful package design for easy opening while riding.

Gel-like mixture instead of liquid lets you get a booster shot on the fly without spilling.

Weaknesses
A wrong choice of flavour will leave your digestive system wasted in an instant.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Giant NRS Al and 3

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Regular Reviewer

" Erm.... "


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Reviewed on: 31st Dec 2004 from Singapore

The Review
If u seriously need something to munch on,get something else.If u really insist on this,please buy a few and go home for try out.Some taste might not appeal to u.

Strengths
-lots of flavours
-small
-portable
-cheap

Weaknesses
-sticky
-some taste sucky
-doesn't last too long

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
Cannondale Beast of the East CAAD2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2003 KHS Flite 300

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Regular Reviewer

" i nearly give up my marathon at 30km after i had it "


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Reviewed on: 31st Dec 2004 from Singapore

The Review
taste sucks...i won't buy 1 n try again................

Strengths
maybe abit of energy supply...maybe abit

Weaknesses
taste really turns me off...making me feels like vomiting doing my mararthon...at 30km point i grabbed 2 of it n started to eat....taste very horrible.

Duration of product used
Tested Once Only

Bike Setup
2005 Kona Kula Deluxe 17inch frame, Rock Shox REBA SL, Race Face Deus XC crankset, Hayes HFX 9 carbon disk brake system, Shinmano XT F/R der and shifters, Manitou answer hyperlite flatbar, Selle Italia SLR, Controltech carbon seatpost, Sun Ringle DS 1 XC disk rim...more upgrades to come...

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Old Salt Reviewer

" Tastes like what you'll expect "


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Reviewed on: 21st Nov 2004 from Singapore

The Review
Wasn't an avid believer of such energy supplement but decided to try it out on a race. Tastes somewhat bleaugh, but lasted me quite a while when my breakfast was like 6.30 in the morning?

Very convenient, can always grab a few and stuff it into your jersey pocket, and comes in a variety of flavours. But for those long rides or competitions, you definitely need more. But then again, i guess there isn't one product that can last you the whole long ride/ competition, other than the ordinary food that you take? :)


Strengths
-comes in a variety of flavours
-caffeinated for that extra boost
-easy to carry many packs on the go
-easy to feed on the go
-price wise quite affordable

Weaknesses
-tastes bleaugh. The choc one.
-quite thick, so not quite easy to wash it down.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
White bike with poser wheels and silver fork and the list goes on...

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Old Salt Reviewer

" ***Energy Booster On your GO*** "


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Reviewed on: 6th Nov 2002 from Singapore

The Review
A very small, convenient & easy to consume food during your ride. However it does not last longer than the powerbar, i brought 4 packet with me to go a 170km ride at malaysia. Anyway if you are on a long distance ride, get the powergel, because you may eat it at anytime on your way.

Strengths
1. Small & light
2. Easy to peel by your mouth during your go.
3. Plenty of flavor to choose
4. Easy to consume
5. Affordable
6. Can be mix with water.

Weaknesses
1. Last you for only an hour
2. Need to bring plenty of them when going long distance.

Duration of product used
3 months

Bike Setup
2001 Giant ATX 890, Rockshox SID 100, Full XTR except XT cranks n cogset, Mavic x618 ceramic, Raceface SYstem, Chris King NoThreadset, EA70, Thomson seatpost, Selle Bassano Boxter, 959 SPD, Vredestein K-nobs tires.// Polygon Cyclos RD BIKE, Carbon fork, Chris King NoThreadset, Carbon seatpost, ITM Synper stem, Deda 216 handlebar, FULL Ultegra except hubs, Selle Bassano Boxter, Mavic Cosmos, Michelin Axial Pro. PD-A515 (COMING SOON)

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Freshie Reviewer

" Rapid Energy Boost "


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Reviewed on: 10th Jun 2002 from Singapore

The Review
Used it for around a year or so, mainly for running and racing, an indispensible part of a long run. Good for racing also, especially races over 1 hour or so. Can certainly feel the boost during the final 'kick' or the final sprint.
However, I feel that some of it might be psycological though. Never the less, it a good remedy to 'hitting the wall'.

Strengths
Compact, easy and fast to consume, taste good.

Weaknesses
Rather expensive, and the sharp edges of the packaging might chaff.

Duration of product used
1 year

Bike Setup
Old and rusty 'Mountain Bike'

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Regular Reviewer

" Tastes sour........... "


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Reviewed on: 15th May 2002 from Singapore

The Review
It's easy to obtain I guess, but I'd settle for Clif shots anyday....
Cheers!
Mas

Strengths
They work for your performance once you force them down with water.......

Weaknesses
They do not taste good at all...... About all the flavours taste sourish, kinda "off" taste....

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Year 2000 FSR Stumpjumper XC Comp, racy red colour, with Fox Float rear shock and PSYLO SL Front fork; Titec hellbent straight handlebar, Specialized stem, XT Shifters, Front Avid brake lever, rear XT brake lever, Free MBUK grips, Trans-X bar ends, Chris king Headset(red), 618X(32 spoke) front rim laced to XT hub with triple cross pattern,stock rear rim triple laced to XT hub, front and rear tyre still experimenting, XT skewers(f and r), front XT brake, rear Avid 3.0 brake, Specialized BG saddle, Thomson seatpost, XT crank (splined) and XT BB, Xt front derailleur, XTR rear derailleur, XT cassette, changed dropout bushings to bearings, linkage to aftermarket that boost travel up to 120mm(adjustable), so all bearings for pivots!

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Old Salt Reviewer

" good for almost anything... "


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Reviewed on: 22nd Apr 2002 from Singapore

The Review
i started using powergel while running marathons, and it works great. ok, at least, i *feel* it works great. good for a long distance run (i just learnt cycling recently, so cycling doesn't really count yet) or cycle... or any other endurance events. flavors include lemon-lime, vanilla, chocholate (caffeine), tangerine (double caffeine), strawberry-banana, tropical fruit, and two new flavors - green apple, and raspberry cream. vanilla should fit *most* taste buds well.

Weaknesses
gooey once opened - keep away from your prized possession! otherwise ok. must be downed with water so as to prevent thirst.

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
KHS FXT Sport '99 Front Sus: Manitou Spyder Rear Sus: DMV 22 Rims: Sunrims Tires: IRC Mythos Brakes: Avid Handlebar: Titec Drivetrain: Shimano (something) Saddle: Specialized Comfort (BG)

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Regular Reviewer

" instant emergency energy boost "


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Reviewed on: 13th Oct 2001 from Afghanistan

The Review
it's a great thing to carry 2-3 packets with you when going cycling. it's high size/weight to energy ratio has helped me many times to recover fast in breaks during tough rides.
personally, i very much prefer 'chocolate with caffein' to all the other flavours available.

but of course, you all are welcome to try them out for yourselves

Strengths
small, lightwight packaging, whole range of flavours and additional supplements available

Weaknesses
marginally expensive compared to conventional glucose and sweets

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
a super modified china alu frame with a bike stand and a stupid looking bar extender in front. CONTINENTAL sticker on left side. blue theme
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