CNP Elite Energy drink review£25.00

Pro-endorsed liquid fuel

BikeRadar score4/5

We found the Elite Energy drink easy to mix, dissolving well without having to shake it too vigorously.

The tropical flavour is quite sweet but not overwhelmingly so, though it does have a slightly artificial, sweetener-like aftertaste. But it’s easy to consume throughout rides, causing no stomach irritation. It’s also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

The 30g of carbohydrate per 500ml put the Elite in the middle of the energy drink content range, and the electrolytes should aid hydration throughout your ride.

The 50-litre tub makes the drink reasonably good value too. A smaller 385g tub is also available for £10.

Team Sky and British Cycling Team use CNP products, which adds some credibility to the drink.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Tom Marvin

Technical Editor, Tech Hub, UK
Tom's been riding for 15 years, and has always chopped and changed bikes as soon as his budget allowed. He's most at home in the big mountains, having spent nigh on 30 weeks riding the Alps, as well as having lived a stone's throw from the Scottish Highlands for four years. Tom also enjoys racing events like the Strathpuffer and the Trans Nepal.
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 182cm / 5'11"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Waist: 81cm / 32in
  • Chest: 97cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep and super tech or fast and flowy
  • Current Bikes: Canyon Spectral, Pivot Mach 429SL, Mondraker Vantage R +
  • Dream Bike: Transition Scout
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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