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Sale at E-Caps.comRay Still
Nov 2, 2001 4:11 PM
Just wanted to pass this along gotta a mailing from E caps today they are also the producers of Hammer Gel. Those that use Hammer gel (which is awesome) is on sale for $10.00 jug instead of the regular $15.00 a jug untill Dec, 7,2001 looks like all Ecaps and Hammer products are on sale.
The website is

Hope this saves some money for a few people.

Ray Still
Nov 2, 2001 4:34 PM
I use about a thousand dollars a year of that stuff, Hammergel, Endurolytes, etc. That's cheap!


Anyone know the shelf life?Broke Spoke
Nov 2, 2001 4:43 PM
Anyone know the shelf life?Ray Still
Nov 2, 2001 5:05 PM
In the mailing it states all 8 flavors available and all have a minimum of 1 year shelf life (Hammer Gel)

hope this helps
Ray Still
Refrigerate itcoonass
Nov 3, 2001 6:02 AM
Ha!Kerry Irons
Nov 3, 2001 5:56 AM
A great deal on something that offers no benefit over a proper dieat and still costs way more than real food. Hard to pass up.
Nov 3, 2001 6:48 PM
Alot easier to eat on the bike than say, your typical apple or bannna. Doesn't get all brown and squishy, either.
Nov 4, 2001 1:43 AM
I disagree... to a point.

Depending on your level of exertion and the duration of your exercise, you can benefit from additional energy in the form of carbs which won't cause an insulin spike in your blood levels... otherwise, you could bonk.

While I agree that much can be done on the proper diet front, this is a relatively easy way to carry extra fuel.

I use Hammer Gel on epic rides of 2.5 hours or more and so far, have avoided said bonk. I've consummed simple carbs on similar rides... spiked my insulin and bonked HARD. This is my personal experience.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Nov 4, 2001 1:54 PM
Hammergel literally saved my 508 race. No "proper diet" would have allowed riding fast enough, long enough. After you puke your guts up, get dehydrated, it's 108 degrees out, you're climbing 20 mile long hills, what exactly would you recommend?

Some may over use it, but often it's critically important.

Ha!Ray Still
Nov 4, 2001 2:06 PM
I didn't realize I was asking your utmost evidently expertise opinion when I posted the topic on sale at Ecaps.
Before I make another post I will make sure I get your 100% blessing on the topic before hand please excuse my down right stupidity on this subject ok mr. Irons
Thanks Ray...dsc
Nov 4, 2001 2:31 PM
In addition to Doug's post on the use of gels during endurance events, there are also those of us who come from a long time background in weight training, and eat 5-6, sometimes 7 (small) meals a day to maintain a constant metabolic rate. You think that I have time to prepare that many whole food meals each day and cart them off to work? Sometimes meal replacement powders/supplements are the ONLY way to meet all of your nutritional goals.
That whey protein powder that Hammer offers looks very good, and is cheaper than the GlutaPro I've been using. Think I'm gonna give it and the gel a try.
Thanks for the heads up, Ray!

Try them in combo.look271
Nov 4, 2001 2:45 PM
Use 2 servings of the gel in combo with the whey for a recovery drink. Works really well and depending on what flavors you mix (gels), it can taste really good!
Thanks, I'll try it! (nm)dsc
Nov 4, 2001 3:01 PM
Missing the point?Rod
Nov 4, 2001 4:46 PM

I'm surprised. Were you just trying to get a rise? You pay more for a quart of milk at a convenience store, too, but that's the price of convenience. I'm not against proper diet and nutrition, but personally, I'm still trying to dial in proper nutrition and hydration for endurance events. Such events aren't normal, and my normal diet isn't working for extraordinary efforts. So, like many others, I'm using these gels and supplements in an effort to improve my ability to complete double century type rides. I don't use them for two hour training rides, but what of it if others choose to do so? We have choices.