Friday, October 18, 2013

Shocktober BikeLoot Box

This month's BikeLoot Box is filled with lots of BOO-ty!
It's always fun to get something in the mail. Today my BikeLoot subscription for October showed up all festive like for Halloween! Even in the Northeast, most of us are still tooling around on our bikes amid the falling leaves so this was a welcome surprise.

BikeLoot October Contents
Starting at the left, there are two non-edibles included this month:

Beljum Hardcore Budder - The Amazing Skin Lubricant and Chamois Creme. This wax based formula contains white oak bark extract and sweet almond oil.

Doctor Hoy's Natural Pain Relief Gel
The active ingredient in this product is Arnica which is incredible for reducing swelling and inflammation. Put it on a bike related bruise and watch it disappear. Also contains camphor and menthol for the total liniment experience.

Now the Edibles:
Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration Powdered Drink Mix-Blackberry
This packet has 17g of sugar plus many trace minerals and other electrolytes. Keep this on your bike and add it to your water bottle on refill.

This was CRAZY delicious! The onebar offers one pure serving of fruit. No peanuts, zero added sugar and zero gluten. Contains both dried pears and apples which you can really taste. I wish there were a couple of these in the box!

Mud Energy Gel in Chocolate Truffle Rage
This is not a wimpy little gel pack. It's a full 2oz packet that you could probably split with someone who's been drafting you over the last quarter mile...and still got dropped.  Contains collagen, whey and brown rice proteins. Also contains the equivalent on 1 cup of coffee caffeine-wise. One of the first ingredients is coconut water so I think they get it.

New BikeLoot exclusive: Fuel 100 Electro-Bites

Fuel 100 Electro-Bites in Pumpkin Spice
These are billed as a powerful performance enhancing alternative to sweet gels. It's really difficult to get electrolytes to taste good, but these are actually quite palatable. Gluten and soy free, I applaud their desire to go a different route on the sugar. The Pumpkin Spice is a nice touch. Part of a BikeLoot exclusive, subscribers are the FIRST to try the Fuel 100 Pumpkin Spice. Everyone else will have to wait for their release at the end of October. It's cool to be a BikeLooter!


  1. What a great and honest review! The Loot Dudes are pumped to loot you up each month. Thanks for lootin' up and discovering what makes you ride with BikeLoot!

    1. Thank you!
      Hey, we believe in keeping it real around here. We fully test everything you see reviewed on the XTreme XTraining website. BikeLoot is a GREAT gift idea for cyclists. So much so that I included it in my Lucky Gift Guide for the holidays. We love surprises that come in the mail each month.


      Dr. Marie J. Miczak