View Full Version : Electrolyte replacement

01-28-2008, 09:07 AM
What are you guys using these days that you are happy with?


After last years D2R2 carnage....I'll be ready NEXT time!


t. swartz
01-28-2008, 09:42 AM
elete eletrolyte add-in...it's like crack-in-a-bottle atmo :banana:

01-28-2008, 09:46 AM

01-28-2008, 10:42 AM


01-28-2008, 12:45 PM
DarrenCT swears by beer and I'm following his lead. :beer:

01-28-2008, 12:56 PM
accelerade for anything over 3 hours

01-28-2008, 01:10 PM
For pure electrolyte replacement (as in you get your calories elsewhere), Elete - the miracle prevention for spasms. Don't leave home without it.

And it can be used in a hydration pack.

We're using up the last of our Endurolytes which are pretty good, but not as effective as Elete.

01-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Powerbar Endurance. Accelerade is good, but tastes horrible when warm.

01-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Accelerade during.

Endurox after.

01-28-2008, 02:06 PM
just plain old gatorade....then then only when the ride is over 3 hours.

Otherwise, just water during the ride and a mocha when I get home! :beer:

01-28-2008, 03:01 PM
Nuun works well, very light flavour, not sweet, just enough to make
water bottle water taste better.

Elete adds a little salty taste to the water.
Both work well for me, gatorade is just too sweet.

Peter P.
01-28-2008, 06:06 PM
Back in the 70's, I used Gookinaid E.R.G. (Electrolyte Replacement w/Glucose). Makes cramps VANISH. I'm told it's now called Enervit Sport Drink.


Strangely enough, I tried Gatorade, but, even diluted 4:1, if I drink it while riding I get INSTANT diarrhea.

I'll definitely try something other than water for this year's D2R2, Enervit may be it.

01-28-2008, 06:20 PM
I'm a Hammerchild. Heed for short rides, Perpetuem and Endurolytes the for the longer events, now that I'm really paying attention to the reasons I've cramped up before.

Full report after the 12-hour.

NO way I can take the sweetness of Gatorade when really cranking it. It's good for cutting the grass though.

01-28-2008, 06:20 PM
i use hammer heed or cytomax sometimes.
also will use the nuun on refills,...very convenient.

never try anything the first time on a big ride. break into the stuff... key advice