All Geared Up: The Review

Description: Ryders is an eyewear company out of Canada who provides sunglasses and goggles for athletes.

What We Like: I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my face, so I am definitely a lover of shades.  I personally had never heard of Ryders before getting the sample, although the rest of the Loving the Bike review team had.  We received two pairs of their Seeker series, and one of the chops (polarized) for review and think they are pretty cool.

What we liked best about the Seeker line is that they come with inter-changeable lenses so they can be swapped out for different riding conditions.  The no tint are great for evening rides, the partial tint are perfect for cloudy days, and the full tint are nice for sunny day riding.  Kelli felt that they were “very comfortable, provide a nice wide-lense view, and are great for varying degrees of sunlight”.  The Chops were more of a hanging out/social scene type of sunglasses more so than for athletic usage.

Recommended Changes: Having a small face, I found the Seeker a little big for me…but only for looks.  Kelli said the same thing about the fit for women. They fit great and stay on my face, but I feel they are a little wider than I prefer.  There might be another Ryders brand better suited to my face type.  Our team also felt that the frames strength didn’t appear to be overly strong and are unsure about the long-term wearability of the glasses.

GU Roctane Gel and Electrolyte Tablets

Description: People have been sucking down the GU packets for something like 10 years already.  Gu Energy is made up of athletes, scientists, and a production team and are out to deliver the best sports nutrition on the planet.

Their product line includes Gels, Chomps, and Brews.

What We Like: Energy and Hydration are always a great thing when you’re out riding, so any product that can help us out with this is very welcome.  We definitely loved the taste of both the gels and the hydration tabs and like that there are so many flavors to choose from.  I’m definitely more of a hydration tab user than I am of gels, and I thought the GU Brews were very thirst quenching.

Seeing as Kelli is the Loving the Bike pro when it comes to anything regarding sports nutrition, we looked to her for the most accurate review.  Here’s what she liked best about the GU Gels:

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