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NoclueNoclue Posts: 503
Whilst looking through this weeks copy of cycling weekly i came a cross the advert for zipvits offer of a selection of their new sports suplements, seeing as i've used zipvit for vitamins for around 6 or 7 years and always been impressed with the service, products and value i'd thought i'd get some samples and see what they were like, you have to pay £3.95 to cover p&p but i got mine this morning and what a selection, there is :

3 months supply of multi vitamins
3 months supply of omega 3
2 engery drink sachets,
1 recovery drink sachet
1 energy gel
1 energy bar
1 protien bar
and a drinks bottle.

I was pretty impressed and will be trying some of them out at the Burgess hill spring sportive this weekend, to get yours simply log onto www.zipvit..com/success and no i don't work for them just a very happy long term customer.
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Nice one mate, the vitamins on their own are worth that much :)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have ordered!

    I do wonder though, if I notice a difference I'm going to want to start using this stuff more often, but it comes at a huge cost.

    I notive for 25 quid I can get 30 of those Energy Gel's, now on a 100mile ride how many gels should I take and how long would they last?

    Also how long on average are delivery times?


    Thanks
    Will.
  • doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    willhub wrote:
    I have ordered!

    I do wonder though, if I notice a difference I'm going to want to start using this stuff more often, but it comes at a huge cost.

    I notive for 25 quid I can get 30 of those Energy Gel's, now on a 100mile ride how many gels should I take and how long would they last?

    Also how long on average are delivery times?


    Thanks
    Will.

    Count the carbs not the gel bars (its about how much of everything else you take as well). Research tends to say 60g an hour is all the body can tolerate though others work on a percentage of your body weight. Whatever method you use just test on rides and see what works and what doesn't.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Hmm, I guess I'll just see what happens then, if I receive it all.

    I don't appear to have gotten an email (AOL :roll: )

    Is it essential to look at the email they send? As I wont be receiving one as AOL block from some sites.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,600
    Just had a text saying my order's been dispatched. That's a first, and a rather nice one. I want CRC and Wiggle to start texting me when stuff gets dispatched.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    whyamihere wrote:
    Just had a text saying my order's been dispatched. That's a first, and a rather nice one. I want CRC and Wiggle to start texting me when stuff gets dispatched.

    Scan have been doing the text message thing for years....not sure about anyone else though.
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    It seems like a great value for 4 quid I say!!! :)
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  • whyamihere wrote:
    Just had a text saying my order's been dispatched. That's a first, and a rather nice one. I want CRC and Wiggle to start texting me when stuff gets dispatched.

    It is nice, except when it goes off in a lecture :P! i recieved a text the other day and am eagerly await my parcel :D
  • cheers for this, worth a look anyway
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Got it today.

    Really well packed (by Doris!) :)

    It comes with a blue ZipVit bottle instead of the Cervelo one, but they mention they will send the correct one as soon as they have stock (as they have run out). I say pretty good to send a replacement one anyway.

    It comes with 1 month supply of vitamins / omega 3 plus a 2 energy drink sachets (lemon and orange), a protein drink sachet, 1 energy bar, 1 protein bar and 1 gel.

    Fantastic!!! Very pleased.
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    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • schlepcyclingschlepcycling Posts: 1,614
    gabriel959 wrote:
    It comes with a blue ZipVit bottle instead of the Cervelo one, but they mention they will send the correct one as soon as they have stock (as they have run out). I say pretty good to send a replacement one anyway.

    So you'll get 2 bottles and all the other stuff for your £3.99 then?.
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,600
    Yep. Got mine too, fantastic.
  • PoulsyPoulsy Posts: 155
    Quality. Thanks :D
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    gabriel959 wrote:
    It comes with a blue ZipVit bottle instead of the Cervelo one, but they mention they will send the correct one as soon as they have stock (as they have run out). I say pretty good to send a replacement one anyway.

    So you'll get 2 bottles and all the other stuff for your £3.99 then?.

    Indeed!
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    How long did it take from ordering to getting the stuff?
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Ordered on Friday afternoon - arrived this morning at 9.00 am.

    They sent an email yesterday morning to let me know that the items had been sent.
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  • woody-somwoody-som Posts: 1,001
    got mine today, really impressed for the money, and the letter apologising for the missing bottle which will follow. Just have to try the gel and drink powders to see what they're like. The gels look really good value, compared to SIS.
  • schlepcyclingschlepcycling Posts: 1,614
    Got mine today so 2 days from order to delivery, again got the blue bottle in the pack with a note saying they'll send on my Cervelo bottle when they get them back in stock. :D
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  • Likewise. Goddam that recovery bar is really quite tasty. Let's see how the legs feel tomorrow though...
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Ditto. Got mine today :D
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  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    One thing I find weird on a few of their products is they have covered up the logo on their bars that say "drug free" - Its very well done but if you look there is a little silver sticker covering the logo.. It never used to be covered!! :roll:
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  • FCE2007FCE2007 Posts: 906
    Cool! Cheap drugs then :wink:
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  • FCE2007FCE2007 Posts: 906
    750ml Cervelo bottle arrived today :D
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  • doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    Well what you all think of the samples then?
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    The samples are great, the prices in the catalogue are expensive though I don't think I'll be ordering from them.
    Loved the energy bars!

    And the fish-oil capsules give me "cat breath".
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Expensive? Which other place does this kind of stuff cheaper?

    Do you chew the fish-oil capsules? You are supposed to swallow them!!! :D
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    gabriel959 wrote:
    Expensive? Which other place does this kind of stuff cheaper?

    I buy the PSP from Tesco.


    Do you chew the fish-oil capsules? You are supposed to swallow them!!! :D

    D'oh!

    I do swallow (f'naar), but I get mackerelly burps
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    gabriel959 wrote:
    Expensive? Which other place does this kind of stuff cheaper?

    I buy the PSP from Tesco.


    Do you chew the fish-oil capsules? You are supposed to swallow them!!! :D

    D'oh!

    I do swallow (f'naar), but I get mackerelly burps

    LOL :)

    What about the energy bars and vitamins?
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Loved the energy bars (so did the mrs), tasted great and not too rich, but not enough to buy them (I make do with Cadbury's raisin brunch bars).
    As for the multivits, who knows if they're good or not, didn't feel any healthier. Not a great believer in multivits anyway, much better to have a varied and well balanced diet.

    Overall I can't knock the trial offer, it does exactly what it says on the tin, I have recommended it to friends and colleagues so maybe some of them will give it a try.
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3336802663/
  • the bars were great. Not too impressed with the drinks. Gel superb, just ordered a big pile of them.
    Their vits are amazingly priced compared to the high st...
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