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EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit?
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Any one of these better than the others? Seems like all three allow you to get close to 300 cals in a typical bike bottle (~24oz).
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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I recently started using tailwind. Great taste, goes down easy. There is just enough flavor, without being heavy. Some drinks are not not easy to keep down after many hours of drinking it- Tailwind gets in the nutrients, easy to swallow and refreshing without a hravy taste left in your mouth... For me anyway.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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It's all personal and depends on what you like and can stand.

I've tried them all and am a big fan of a tailwind.

EFS - puked within minutes of using it (both times I tried it).

Infinite - too inconvenient for me. Would always forget to order, would run out and then stuck with nothing.

Tailwind - light taste, easy on stomach and readily available.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [logella] [ In reply to ]
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How many cals per bottle did you guys make with the tailwind? Was it your only calorie source for races?
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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In 10 years of racing, I've tried everything. For a few years, I had settled on Infinit but the cost kept rising and I had more then one mix where it just didn't seem or taste right.

Recently switched to Tailwind. Cheaper and works better IMHO.

I just did a 7.5 hr ride yesterday in 95 deg heat plus 80% humidity. Normally, this would have wrecked my stomach but tailwind rocked and no stomach issues.

I've tried it with CarboPro and it works if you want liquid only calories (I'm 6'1" 155 lbs and tried 300 cals per bottle - it was OK on a cool day that I tried it but for a hotter day, it was too many calories). For my IM, I plan to use Tailwind only plus a mix of Uncrustables, energy blocks, and Stinger waffles as I've found I do better with some solids.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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I'm primarily running at the moment (ultras) and use 200 cals per hour of Tailwind plus random aid station solid food when I feel like it (chips, cookies, pbj's, quesadillas, etc).
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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SBRcoffee wrote:
How many cals per bottle did you guys make with the tailwind? Was it your only calorie source for races?

2 scoops per 24oz bottle. Additionally a Gu or waffles every 45 minutes. Additional salt tablet occasionally... I sweat alot
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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I love Infinit. Tailwind tasted like nothing and I still felt energy lows while using it. I like that Infinit is customized to your caloric needs and also how much you sweat. Infinit tastes great and I have used only that during races and have had enough energy start to finish. Zero stomach issues too.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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Definitely recommend TailWind! It's all relative to what works for you. I use Tailwind, 300 cal per bottle Hr on bike and 200 cal per 24 on run HR. No stomach issues, simple ingredients and they also have Caffinated flavors for a little pick me up.

I'd recommend using each in training and see what works best for you.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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SBRcoffee wrote:
How many cals per bottle did you guys make with the tailwind? Was it your only calorie source for races?

this is something I'm currently sorting out leading up to my first IM. Mostly liquid seems to work best for me. I'm just not sure how much I need for IM distance. Seems 300-400 calories per bottle seems pretty common.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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I switched to Tailwind as I started doing ultras and it's so much cheaper than Infinit. I like the taste and it's been just great on the stomach for me. Plus you can get it from a lot of different retailers which helps as well...

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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [logella] [ In reply to ]
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logella wrote:
It's all personal and depends on what you like and can stand.

I've tried them all and am a big fan of a tailwind.

EFS - puked within minutes of using it (both times I tried it).

Infinite - too inconvenient for me. Would always forget to order, would run out and then stuck with nothing.

Tailwind - light taste, easy on stomach and readily available.

^^This^^ Great summary of all the reasons why I switched from Infinit to Tailwind. The convenience of just being able to easily buy it at my LRS was huge and the price is right as well. The taste is very light and my stomach seems to agree with it. I have used it for a 50 mile Ultra and for training and will be using it for a 100 mile Ultra in September.

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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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testing liquid nutrition for upcoming IMLOU.
currently trying EFS (grape flavored), having used it for two 3 hour long rides with 200-300 cals/hr of Carbo-pro, it's worked well so far.
haven't used the other two.
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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [srschick] [ In reply to ]
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srschick wrote:
testing liquid nutrition for upcoming IMLOU.
currently trying EFS (grape flavored), having used it for two 3 hour long rides with 200-300 cals/hr of Carbo-pro, it's worked well so far.
haven't used the other two.

Have you tried the Gatorade Endurance Formula that is available on course? That could be a much simpler solution.

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Re: EFS vs Tailwind vs Infinit? [japarker24] [ In reply to ]
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japarker24 wrote:
Have you tried the Gatorade Endurance Formula that is available on course? That could be a much simpler solution.

Actually, I'm trying to get on this eval that ST is offering for Gatorade Endurance.
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