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Best energy drinks for cycling 2022

Best energy drinks for cycling 2022

When it comes to fuelling your rides, there are a few ways to go about it. Ultimately, what you want to do is consume carbohydrates,…

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When it comes to fuelling your rides, there are a few ways to go about it. Ultimately, what you want to do is consume carbohydrates, and these can come in various forms. One of the easiest of them all is by adding those carbohydrates to your water bottles, and this is exactly the approach adopted by the best energy drinks.

In this guide, we’ll be referring primarily to sport-specific energy powders that are mixed into the bottles on your bike, since that is the approach most commonly adopted by cyclists. However, we appreciate there is an adjacent market for pre-bottled or canned energy drinks such as Red Bull or Lucozade.

We’ve already rounded up our pick of the best energy bars and the best energy gels , and now it’s time to round up the other common choice, drinks. Most commonly found in bulk bags or tubs of flavoured powder, the main aim of all energy drinks is to provide a mix of carbohydrates and water, often with the addition of electrolytes to help maintain hydration.

We’ve spent the past few months tasting and testing energy drinks to see which are the best for fast fuel, long rides, stomach sensitivity, value for money and more, keep reading to see which we went for. Alternatively, if you’re after some advice on how to choose, head to the bottom for our detailed buying guide.

Torq’s Energy drink powder makes up a four-part ecosystem of fuelling products from the brand. Like the gels, chews and bars, […]

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