Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hot Deal #6: Hydration and Nutrition Essentials

  • CamelBak X.L.P. Pack $34.99
    (reg. $69.99)
  • RavX Delta X Cages $4.99
    (reg. $9.99)
  • PowerBar Gels 69 cents
    (reg. $1.39)
  • CamelBack Stainless Better Bottle $11.99
    (reg. $23.99)
Half-off prices good Jan. 13 thru 26, 2011 only, while supplies last.

Ride farther, longer and better with proper hydration and nutrition! The CamelBak X.L.P. is a lightweight pack for endurance, triathlon, cross, or mountain bike training and race days. Featuring a 72-ounce reservoir, you won't have to slow down to hydrate, plus easily access pockets for your food, multi-tool, and flat repair kit.

The RavX Delta X is a sleek water bottle cage that comes in black, blue, red, silver, or white and weighs just 45 grams each. It will enhance the look of your bicycle's frame and hold your bottles securely.

Get a burst of energy by refueling in the saddle with PowerBar PowerGel, a concentrated carbohydrate gel that your body can absorb quickly for instant energy. Stock up on all the flavors - tangerine, double latte, raspberry creme, vanilla, and strawberry banana.

The CamelBak Better Bottle features a flip-lock bite valve. The stainless steel material doesn't stain or affect the taste of your water or favorite sports drink. The 0.75-liter capacity won't fit in your bike bottle cages, but it's perfect to toss in your pack for an extra supply, or use the integrated handle to easily carry it or clip it to a belt during off-bike activities like hiking or cross-country skiing.

The Fine Print
This Hot Deal is good only January 13 - 26, 2011 while supplies last. In-store purchase only; no online or phone orders accepted. No coupon necessary. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Patti The Buyer's Tip O' The Day

If you remember only one rule about on-bike nutrition and hydration, remember this one: Drink before you're thirsty, eat before you're hungry. Dehydration is one of the primary - and most easily avoided - contributors to fatigue. In hot weather, you should be downing the better part of two bottles per hour (and almost as much during cold weather, when dehydration is still a risk).

A good way to determine your personal fluid needs is to weigh yourself before and after a hot-weather, long-distance ride. Remember that a pint of water equals 1 pound. If your weight drops more than 2 pounds during the ride, increase your fluid intake proportionately.

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