Each TORQ gel contains 30 grams of carbohydrate and represents 1 TORQ Unit, which provides you with the same carbohydrate dose as a TORQ bar, TORQ chew or 500ml of TORQ energy drink. This concept has enabled us to launch the new TORQ Fuelling System, which makes fuelling for endurance sport extremely easy to understand. For further details on how this system works, please click on the link below: TORQ Fuelling System NATURAL Flavours NO Artificial Sweeteners NO Colours Dairy Free Wheat Free Gluten Free Suitable for Vegans Further Information: For comprehensive technical information in a print-ready format, download the PDF link above. * Optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose) * With electrolytes * Natural flavours * Light texture * No colours or artificial sweeteners * Naturally caffeinated options Maltodextrin used in isolation has been proven to be considerably more effective than glucose used in isolation because of its lower osmolality in the gut. However, recent research* has compared traditional 'maltodextrin only' formulations with a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend and the results are nothing short of staggering. For a comprehensive background to this research and for clear information on how to use TORQ gel in combination with other TORQ products, please take the time to read about the TORQ Fuelling System at the following link: TORQ Fuelling System The system is both simple and revolutionary - and it takes the guesswork entirely out of fuelling and hydration. TORQ energy (our energy drink) is formulated using the same 2:1 technology, and our TORQ bars and TORQ chews are too, so regardless of the TORQ product you're using (or combination of them), the current research* demonstrates that you won't get a higher carbohydrate delivery and utilisation from any other food or drink. The reason a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose formulation works so well is actually rather simple, but it has been overlooked by research scientists until recently. This is because Fructose (fruit sugar) has always been deemed slow and ineffective because of its low glycaemic index. Glucose on the other hand was the preferred sugar for use in sports drinks until Maltodextrin (a polymer containing many glucose molecules) was discovered. Maltodextrin is the best carbohydrate to use in isolation, but what happens if you mix Maltodextrin with Fructose? Unlike Maltodextrin and Glucose, which compete with each other for absorption, Maltodextrin and Fructose are absorbed in parallel, so you get the ultra-fast energy supply from Maltodextrin, plus the slower energy release from Fructose. In total, there's a 40% greater delivery of carbohydrate to the working muscle. The peer-reviewed research studies listed below are a few of an increasing number of well controlled investigations that have demonstrated these findings and 'peer reviewed' means that the results have been published in a reputable scientific journal. Be wary of claims by manufacturers that cite 'University Studies' without referencing a mainstream publication. Without a proper reference, the claims are meaningless. Once again, for further information on the Maltodextrin:Fructose research and how to use TORQ gels successfully in combination with other TORQ products, please refer to the TORQ Fuelling System at the following link:
In Store Pick Up
In Store Pick Up allows you to pay online for any product we have in stock and have that product shipped FREE of charge to our store in Squamish, BC.(Corsa Cycles) or our Vancouver location on Broadway West (Dunbar Cycles). The process takes about 2 days depending what location the item is coming from. As soon as your order is ready for pick up we will send you an email notification.
FAST & FREE Shipping Over $150
We get it. You ordered it. Its cool MTB gear and you want it right away. Totally understandable. That's why we offer FAST & FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $150 (except COMPLETE BIKES) anywhere in Canada.
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Dunbar Cycles will accept returns for store credit and exchanges within 30 days after the order has been placed as long as the return has not been used and is in the same condition it was in when shipped out. All sale items and release products are a FINAL SALE, and are not eligible for cancellation, return or exchange. Buyers will be responsible for paying return shipping costs unless we are at fault.