ZipVit ZV9 Protein Energy Plus Bar (pk 15)  £16.99

9/10

Protein recovery bar that works… tastes great too

Contact  www.zipvitsport.co.uk

by McFaul   December 21, 2009  

ZipVit ZV9 Protein Recovery Bar

I LOVE these! For the week or two running up to last summer's Marmotte in the French Alps, these bars were worth their weight in gold – perhaps ZipVit should change their silver wrapping to suit. Some seriously long and hard days on the South Downs were always followed swiftly with one of these moist bars and a suitable rehydration drink. The result - they helped produce a fresh rider ready for the following morning! Unbelievable. Every time.

Having used most of the similar bars on the market, these come out on top by far. The chocolate orange flavour was very agreeable and didn't cause me a problem. Even in the 30 minutes after crossing the finish line of The Marmotte itself, when I didn't really want to eat anything else at all, I was actually looking forward to one of these bars - it was still a pleasure. Interestingly, I was the only rider of our group to eat a recovery bar after that tough day and I believe it was evident that my recovery was so much quicker as the evening wore on.

I'm already planning for next year's rides now ad the training starts in earnest in the next few weeks, one of the things I will be trying is eating a bar about 30 minutes before the end of a ride to see if that helps boost recovery time even further, it's an approach ZipVit say works for the pros. 

The ZipVit bar contains an impressive 19.7g of protein (none of it from soy) and 37.2g of carbs to help repair your muscles, refuel your energy tanks and generally get you ready to get back on the bike again. It's quick and easy to digest and is suitable for veggies. Only available in boxes of 15 at £17 a box they work out as a fairly cost effective post-ride recovery food… bottom line is though, that they work.

Verdict

A great, tasty bar which I will continue to use regularly. They should change the silver wrapper to gold to reflect the quality

road.cc test report

Make and model: ZipVit ZV9 Protein Recovery Bar

Size tested: Chocolate Orange

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
10/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
6/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 185cm  Weight: 80 kg

I usually ride: Enigma Eulogy  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: A few times a week  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

1 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

Quote:
19.7g of protein (none of it from soy)

Does this mean soya protein is a Bad Thing?

Simon E's picture

posted by Simon E [2063 posts]
10th February 2010 - 22:11

36 Likes

road.cc reviews

Latest reviews

8/10
£29.95
December 28, 2014
9/10
£8000.00
December 28, 2014
7/10
£129.99
December 28, 2014
8/10
£67.99
December 27, 2014
8/10
£119.99
December 27, 2014
9/10
£79.99
December 26, 2014
8/10
£34.99
December 26, 2014
6/10
£22.00
December 26, 2014
8/10
£16.78
December 25, 2014
7/10
£19.99
December 25, 2014
2/10
£36.99
December 25, 2014
8/10
£20.99
December 24, 2014
7/10
£70.00
December 24, 2014
8/10
£109.99
December 24, 2014
9/10
£89.99
December 23, 2014
7/10
£16.99
December 23, 2014
6/10
£60.00
December 23, 2014
9/10
£99.99
December 22, 2014
9/10
£73.99
December 22, 2014
9/10
£160.00
December 21, 2014
8/10
£275.00
December 21, 2014
9/10
£165.00
December 21, 2014
8/10
£49.99
December 20, 2014
4/10
£32.00
December 20, 2014
6/10
£69.99
December 19, 2014
6/10
£125.00
December 18, 2014
6/10
£149.95
December 18, 2014
8/10
£35.00
December 18, 2014
8/10
£175.00
December 17, 2014
8/10
£10.14
December 17, 2014
9/10
£2200.00
December 17, 2014
 
1