When the Agisko box arrived I delved in expecting the usual pile of gel sachets. No... what we had here was something different. I don't know why I was taken aback by gel in a bottle but I was, and I had my reservations as I set out on an Agisko fueled 70 miler on the South Downs.
"Bonking" is a sign of poor nutrition, it says in the blurb that comes with Agisko products. It is, of course, but I've been at the top of Galibier having shoved as many gels down my throat as I could and I still felt a little 'in crisis'. Ensuring we maintain our levels of stored glycogen is never easy. We all know that.
Agisko gel is formulated from totally natural ingredients. It contains a mix of carbohydrates and also Middle-Chain Tricglyceride (MCT) fats which when absorbed into the body can be used as fuel too. MCTs are absorbed slowly into the body, giving the gel the energy to keep powering the body for up to an hour after its taken. Possibly the most complete energy product on the market, they tell us.
The Gel comes in a bottle which is used to fill a smaller "sports flask" which holds up to 4 servings of gel (equivalent to 4 sachets). Agisko recommend filling the flask 80% gel 20% water to make it easier to consume. (Even 70% / 30% in cold weather). Their "No other Energy Gel tastes better or works as well" rang true on first try, at least for taste. Not bad at all! What's more, I began to realise it does the job too. I had Agisko Hydration Drink in my bottles and Agisko Gel in my "sports Flask" and everything worked together perfectly. The gel, although tasty (relatively speaking) does pack a punch as it hits the back of your throat but I got used to that, and the fact that it was in a little bottle was really good when I needed something quick when the speed was up. One serving then back in the jersey pocket. So simple. So clean. So quick.
A great tasting energy gel made from natural ingredients. It really works, too, Good for day long riding without the cramps associated with some gels. A quality product, I highly recommend it.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Agisko Agisko Citrus Natural Energy Gel
Size tested: 600g
Did you enjoy using the product? Fantastic
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Definitely
About the tester
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,