Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

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Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby Spinfaster » Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:30 pm

Hi all this year i am going to be taking part in longer rides than i have been doing. Around the 100 mile mark.
I am looking at buying bars and gels to put in my saddle pack for training days.
Anybody know of any good deals on the net ATM, have seen 20x38g high 5 gels unboxed for £12.99 posted.
Anything better that i have not seen? :D
If so can you let me know
Thanks in advance

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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby jotko » Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:47 pm

Saw this in the bargains thread in commuter forum:

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/high5-spor ... l=thgemail

Only gel I have ever used was in my hair when I was a 15 so cannot comment on quality.

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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby stephenlinden » Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:49 pm

I got a few high 5 racing packs I think they were called with a number of gels, 2:1 and 4:1 drink powders and a few other things for around £5. I think it was from discount supplements (do a search to confirm).

I try to avoid the caffeine loaded ones - make me feel a bit hyper (then down) post ride.

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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby sungod » Thu Feb 07, 2013 16:25 pm

unless you *really* don't care about the taste or consistency, which vary a lot, i'd try a few first to see which you prefer

personally i like the high5 isogel orange, there are others that just make me gag

ribble are often ok, pbk too, but it varies with offers and any voucher codes you can find
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Postby DHTT » Thu Feb 07, 2013 16:29 pm

Worth checking out Sportpursuit.com as reasonably priced bars/gels come up there every couple of days.

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Postby Garethp73 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 17:39 pm

Not as many gels as the current PBK offer, but comes with a wider range of gels, bars and zero tabs:
http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/h ... ing-1-pack
Although currently cheaper at Amazon - bought some last week and they were supplied by Discount Supplements:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Race-Faste ... 637&sr=8-1
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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby Spinfaster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 19:56 pm

Thanks for all the replies, have bought some High 5 to see what they are like and will go from there!

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Postby SmoggySteve » Fri Feb 08, 2013 22:44 pm

Give a few makes a try and see what suites you. I like SIS, but I used to use Maximuscle for ages before swapping.

Different people like different makes.

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Postby Danlikesbikes » Fri Feb 08, 2013 23:18 pm

DHTT wrote:Worth checking out Sportpursuit.com as reasonably priced bars/gels come up there every couple of days.


+ have had a few things from these guys & some of the deals are OK.

Or you could try these people - http://bikefood.com as they tend to do quite a few deals
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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby clayboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:47 am

I have just ordered some High 5 products from www.dolphinfitness.co.uk The cheapest place I could find, they seem to be highly recommended aswell.

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Postby hugo15 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:02 pm

+1 for Dolphin Fitness. I got some gels from them last year. Good prices and no delivery issues.

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Postby banditvic » Sat Feb 09, 2013 15:10 pm

Just bought some of these from Amazon PhD Protein Flapjack Berry Flavoured 75g Nutrition Bar 24 Bars £20 ish. Nice taste.

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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby okeydokey79 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:14 pm

http://www.probikekit.com/high5-sports- ... y-box.html
http://www.probikekit.com/uk/energy-nut ... ottle.html i have used both of these recently, can get over run with bottles(min order 3) and good for try the high5 range so tried the race pack brought elsewhere but not £5 now, again min order 3 so if you like the high 5 worth buying as get a lot of stuff and has expire date 2014.

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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby bernithebiker » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:15 pm

50p ish is a good target price for gels. The High 5's are pretty good, but not as tasty as Torq Banoffe Pie!

Gels at £1.50+ each is a bit rich for my liking though, no matter what they taste like....I reckon they must cost about 10p to make.
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Re: Best place to buy gels/bars any offers?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sat Feb 09, 2013 19:13 pm

bernithebiker wrote:50p ish is a good target price for gels. The High 5's are pretty good, but not as tasty as Torq Banoffe Pie!

Gels at £1.50+ each is a bit rich for my liking though, no matter what they taste like....I reckon they must cost about 10p to make.


Like their rhubarb & custard ones as very nice, but didn't realise they do a banoffee pie flavour - now I want some, just not at £1.50 a gel.
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