This is my "go to" gel when riding more than 40 miles. It's like getting a second wind 15 minutes after consuming with water, not gatorade. The packets are easy to open and easy to consume, and the taste isn't bad at all.... except maybe if you don't get the mixed box and are having the same flavor all the time. I always bring at least one of these packets with me, even though the instructions suggest taking before the start of your ride.... maybe one day I'll try that. The price is a bit higher than the regular GU (non-roctane) but is worth every penny, especially if you often find yourself in a impromptu street competition. Enjoy!
Been using the GU Roctane for about three-four years now. In between have tried other on the bike nutrition. By far, GU Roctane is the best. Keeps energy going (I use one every 30 minutes), easy on the stomach and aminos help those muscles to keep going hard. A little expensive (a 4 hour ride could be 18-24 dollars worth of gels), but they clearly get the job done.
Ive started using regular GU jelly and have found their energy boost helpful. I have started using the Roctane formula for longer, sweatier rides. My metric is leg cramps post ride. So far, this blend has not let me done. I stay hydrated and use the Roctane formula.
I take one about every hour on an epic ride. Really does work, no Charlie horse cramp during or after an epic ride. Helps me keep up with my buddy, Dan, who is half my age and a road bike rider (we Mt. bike together). I wish they were a little less expensive, but I keep buying them because they work.
I understand that taste is very subjective, still I think this GEL is one of the best tasting I have ever tried. More importantly it is easy to digest and small enough to store quite a few of them. Quite expensive though.
Gu Roctane is by far my favorite energy gel for cycling. They are easy to use and I like the flavor. The caffeine gives me the boost I need and the other ingredients provide great fuel for long rides. Overall I am very pleased with this product. I feel that it is worth the price
I have been using Gu Roctane for many years. It is great fuel for when I'm on the bike...definitely feel the difference after I take it. I've tried other products, but nothing measures up to Roctane. Only mild drawback to this product...it is very sticky...try not to get it on hands...,-)
I love GU products for energy drinks and gels. I usually use the regular gel but Roctane gives me an extra boost for long andor hard rides and for pre-race. The gel is easy to digest and none of the flavors are overly sweet.