Gear Break: Fastfood sports nutrition products, Chapter 2 introducing KAHA gravel frame, DeFeet: New colors for all 7 days of the week, New Black Inc integrated aero barstems and extensions, Mission Workshop ACRE series jacket and Wahoo is the official smart trainer of the UCI eSports World championships.
Fastfood Sports Nutrition Products
Fastfood was created by Chew’s founder and CEO, award-winning chef, and multi-podium Ironman triathlete, Adam Melonas. Melonas identified a problematic void in the performance nutrition marketplace – one that forces elite and amateur athletes to sacrifice their food values due to the inclusion of artificial ingredients. Fastfood fills that void, as its products are made of natural, real food, and provide consumers with the highest-performance quality on the market.
Fastfood’s line of Galacto-GelsTM, Galacto-GummiesTM, and Hydrator beverage mixes is made from real food and is certified with Informed Sport, providing athletes assurance that all products have been tested for a wide range of substances prohibited in sport.
Fastfood was developed by world-renowned chefs, scientists, and endurance athletes. While other noted brands also feature Glucose and Fructose in their line of sports fuels, the success of Fastfood is being powered by Galactose a key carbohydrate in its Galacto-Gels and Galacto-Gummy offerings. By combining Galactose with Fructose and Glucose, it creates maximum diversification of energy inputs into varied metabolic pathways, creating and efficiency of energy absorption. This helps avoid over-depletion of glycogen and sugar crashes, frequently seen in all athletic activity that lasts more than 1-hour.
All Fastfood products, which come in a wide variety of flavors, contain 25g of carbohydrates per serving and range in price per serving from $1.92 – $3.33. Items are also sold in multi-serve packs ranging from $30 – $46.
Pre-orders for Fastfood will be made available beginning on February 14 by visiting lovefastfood.com, with shipping to commence on Monday March 6.
PEZ sez: When you hear the words “fast food,” McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, and other fast food franchises immediately come to mind. Fastfood sports nutrition is definitely not that. They sent PEZ a wide ranging assortment of:
- Hydrator – Orange, Lemon+Lime, Raspberry+Pomegranate
- Galacto-Gel – Original, Strawberry+Cherry, Mango+Passionfruit, Yuzu+Guarana
- Galacto-Gummy – Citrus+Guarana, Mango+Passionfruit, Strawberry+Cherry
The first thing I noticed was that aside from Hydrator in Orange and Lemon+Lime, Fastfood’s products use different flavors from most other sports nutrition products. If your taste buds are overloaded from the usual chocolate, peanut butter, and typical berries, Fastfood will be a change of pace.
I haven’t tried all the flavors yet, but I have tried each of the three products and found them to my liking. Of course, what everyone likes in terms of taste and texture is different so YMMV.
Hydrator is a sports drink powder that you mix with water. If “off the shelf” sports drinks that you buy in grocery stores are too sweet for your taste buds, you’ll appreciate that the Hydrator flavors are more “muted” when it comes to sweetness.
Galacto-Gel is a lot like other sports gels in terms of consistency. I liked the oversized packet. I found it easier to put in and take out of a jersey pocket and easier to squeeze out without having it spill everywhere while riding. I also found it easier to fold up and stow in a jersey pocket after without goop getting all over the inside of the pocket until I could find a suitable trash container for disposal.
Like their gel, Fastfood’s Galacto-Gummy was a lot like most other gummies on the market in terms of consistency. I found them a good size to pop into my mouth and easy to chew. I’m a big fan of gummies while riding because I can easily eat as many (or few) as I want/need. No need to chew off a piece of an energy bar or gulp down an entire gel.
If you’re open to new flavors and want to try something different for on-bike hydration and fueling, IMHO Fastfood is worth trying. But it’s not just me … the Human Powered Health cycling team is fueling on Fastfood.
Chapter 2: Introducing KAHA
We happily start 2023 with a new model – the KAHA, our first Gravel Racing frameset with the fully integrated MANA-GRVL Bar.
C2 are all in with the Gravel phenomenon by adding a thoroughbred racing Gravel frame to the already highly accomplished AO Adventure Gravel frame. The KAHA is here to deliver your need for speed in a comprehensively designed and exquisitely engineered frame and handlebar system that will have you fizzing with excitement when you get down and dirty with your next Gravel experience.
Read on for more or click the link below to see all the details and images.
The KAHA has been designed with performance in mind, working seamlessly with the MANA-GRVL Bar to create a Gravel Racer with all the cables and hydraulic hoses concealed within the frame and handlebar.
The super clean aesthetic also ensures the KAHA’s Aerodynamic performance is further optimised for when you wanna hit out on the tarmac.
Whether you are taking the KAHA to the next Unbound Gravel or SBT, or embarking on a multi-day Cross Country Adventure, the KAHA delivers maximum performance and versatility.
With ample attachment points to hang bags, bento boxes, bottles and fenders as well as the MANA-GRVL that allows attachment of Clip-on TT bars, the KAHA is ready to tackle any terrain or event.
- KAHA is available in 2 colours, Glossy Black (Tuauriuri) and Grey + Blue (Kapua)
- The KAHA will come in 5 sizes from XS-XL
- Only 70 units (42 Grey + Blue & 28 Glossy Black) will be available in this first drop
- Available via Website and Authorised Dealers from 17 February 2023
- Shipping Worldwide End of April 2023
- Lifetime warranty
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- DHL shipping
- Prices include shipping and taxes except where noted below:
- More info at: www.chapter2kaha.com
USD $3,599 / AUD 5,799 / EUR 3,999 / £3,449 / NZD $5,399 / JPY ¥522,500 / *CAD $4,599 (*Prices in Canada exclude local taxes.)
** All prices include MANA-GRVL Bar
The KAHA is our definitive take on the Gravel category
DeFeet: NEW Colors for all 7 Days of the Week
New Black Inc Integrated Aero Barstems and Extensions
Mission Workshop | ACRE Series Jacket
Light, Packable, And Versatile
The Acre Series Jacket is designed to be fast and light. Performing well under high energy activities such as cycling, running, and hiking. The Pertex® shell and 40g PrimaLoft® Gold insulation allows excess heat and vapor to escape while maintaining a radiant layer of warmth close to your core.
*Non-cycling users may want to size up for more traditional fit
The Pertex® Quantum face fabrics are BLUESIGN certified and utilize an environmentally friendly PFC free DWR water-repellent coating. Insulated with PrimaLoft® 40g Gold Active+, the Acre Jacket provides warmth without bulk, is breathable, and utilizes 55% recycled fibers.
The entire jacket packs down into the front hand warmer pocket, allowing it to be highly compressed and easily carried in a jersey or side pocket. The jacket also makes for a great insulating mid-layer under any waterproof shell
- Pertex® Quantum BLUESIGN certified fabric
- PFC Free DWR [Durable Water Repellent] Coating
- PrimaLoft® 40g Gold Active+ insulation
- Performance fit – Size up if you are in between sizes
- Made in Vietnam
- Packable into front pocket for easy transport Large rear stow pocket
- Hand warmer pockets
- Two internal open pockets
- Two-way separating YKK front zip
- Reflective details
- Soft microfiber collar for comfort
- Performance fit – Size up if you are in between sizes
- MSRP $265
- More info at: missionworkshop.com
Wahoo: The Official Smart Trainer of the UCI eSports World Championships
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