What are people saying about us?
Thanks guys and keep up the good work, best nutrition products I have ever used.
Shotz tablets are a fantastic product – I used to suffer severe cramping on just about any ride > 3hours but since converting to Shotz in early 2010 (Husky Enduro), I haven’t experienced a significant cramping event since. (Highland Fling; Dirtworks and Mts to Beach). Thank you for making this product. You can rely on my continued support.
I have been riding mountain bikes for the past 7 years and competing in endurance mountain bike races for the past 2 years. During this time I have used several sports drinks and rehydration formulas. While using these various products I have frequently suffered from cramping in the latter stages of endurance races. Late last year I tried Shotz Sports Nutrition for the first time. On my first training ride using Shotz I found I could complete 120kms on the road bike without feeling like my legs were about to cramp on the final hills. When I competed in the Mountains to Beach MTB race in March I used Shotz for all the race and cruise stages and despite riding longer distances than my body is used to, I managed to complete the 5 day race without experiencing a single cramp. I am now a definite convert to this great product and use Shotz during all of my racing and training rides. It is a quality product that prevents dehydration and cramps and tastes great too.
Previous to using Shotz I have had ongoing issues with muscle cramping in long distance events. I put this down to being a larger bloke (90kg) who sweats a lot and maybe I just needed to continue working on my fitness. On the morning before the Mountains to the Beach event I had a chat with the Shotz crew about the Shotz hydration tablets and I thought I'd give them a go. I had nothing to lose. I have to say the difference has been remarkable. The 4th day of the race had a total distance of 140km yet I didn't have ANY cramping issues whatsoever. Not even the tell tale niggle that appears before a cramp. That had me sold to continue using the Shotz tablets in future races.
I decided to try the Shotz tablets in my longer distance training days and I've also been impressed by the results there. I'm able to keep a sustained pace without fatigue or cramps for much longer than just using water. I've also had two 6hr races since the Mountains to the Beach and on both occasions I've been really happy to be able to ride consistent laps without any muscle issues. Perhaps some of that has been because I have been able to train more consistently as well, either way the Shotz tablets have proven a winner for me.
Two other riders that I ride socially with also started using the Shotz tablets on the Mountains to the Beach and are also completely sold on the product for race use.
After years of trialing numerous sports drinks, bar and gels, it’s nice to finally use one that works. The effervescent tabs taste good, are easy to drink while at max effort and completely eliminate cramping! The gels work a treat, especially the caffeinated ones, they give you the power to go that extra mile! Best of all it’s an Australian company, why wouldn’t you be on it?
Andy - Winner of Mountains to Beach
I participated in the 2011 Mountains to the Beach mountain bike race in March 2011. It was a challenging event but the support offered by the organisers and sponsors made it an unforgettable experience for all concerned.
During the MTB event I met the crew from Shotz Nutrition. The Shotz products and knowledge of extreme exercise enhanced the event a great deal. I used the Shotz energy bars, gels and hydration tablets throughout the event. They are excellent products and aided me enormously. The advice was helpful and gave me the support necessary to enjoy a positive experience. As a result of the MTB support I have purchased an extensive supply of Shotz products. I look forward to using them and encouraging my riding colleagues to utilise the Shotz range of nutritional aids.
Thanks for all your help.
I raced in the Mountain to Beach (M To B) this year and did a reasonable amount of training in preparation. I also thought I had my nutrition down pat after a number of 100k races .i.e Protein drink pre-race, electrolytes/amino drink during, gels and raisins during and protein drink post-race. However, I get to the M to B and the pace or altitude on Day One around Crackenback saw me suffering big-time. I never cramp in a 26k sprint, but I did on Day One and it had me worried because Day Two was the "killer" 80k+ Perisher to Jindabyne via Guthega leg - if a flat XC course had me cramping, what would happen when I tried to cross the top of the Snowy Mountain.
On returning to the hotel complex, I went to the Shotz trailer to seek advice and came away with some wise counsel and a tube of lemon flavoured Shotz to add to my hydration pack. Well Day two didn't disappoint and holds pride of place as the hardest day I have ever had on a Mountain Bike. The size, incline and length of those hills were exponentially more than I have ever ridden. I actually had physical difficulty walking up some to the inclines they were so steep. At the end of the day I was exhausted, 5hrs+ of exertion in the hot sun had taken its toll on me physically with aches and pains at all the contact points but amazingly there was never one sign of cramping during the whole day, I was a Shotz convert and a Shotz advocate (as my riding buddies will attest).
The taste is slightly lemony and not unpleasant and even though I drank 8 litres of fluids on the killer day, I had no bloating in my stomach. I bought some more Shotz that evening and when I finished the M to B I bought some more on-line. They are now a staple part of my mountain biking kit on any ride over a couple of hours.
I appreciate the advice and for introducing me to Shotz, I now use them training and racing for 100k races and having Shotz, means I can now push hard from the start with confidence that I won't cramp or get that bloated feeling no matter how much I drink.
Thanks for the advantage.
I wanted to thank you for your recommendations on nutrition during the tour last month. The stage on Tuesday was extremely difficult and I knew I had overlooked carrying the right food for the long hard ride. You gave me some great advice that afternoon and made sure I had more than enough of your “Shotz” for the next 3 days of racing.
I used your Shotz Energy Gels, the Shotz Energy Bars and the Shotz Electrolyte Hydration tablets for the rest of the tour and found them to be most helpful in terms of energy replacement and cramp avoidance. I will continue to use these products during my training and racing from now on.
Thanks for supporting the Mountain to Beach Tour and I hope to see you at next year’s event.
Just thought I'd drop you a quick line to say how great it was to meet you at the Mountains to Beach race. As you know, I was a fairly reluctant user of sport specific nutritional products, but after having tried the Shotz products I am now a big fan. I am particularly fond of the caffeine shotz, the energy bars, the protein recovery bars, and the shotz tablets.... well pretty much everything really and love that they are gluten free, as well as refined-sugar free. I recently competed successfully in the Terra Australis mountain bike stage race, and used the Shotz products every day to keep firing to the finish line. Usually I have trouble eating enough on long rides, but I really look forward to downing a gel now!! I am heading to Europe in July to compete in the notorious Transalps race, so will be taking a big bag of Shotz goodies with me.
Hope all is well with you, and I will look forward to catching up with you again in the future.
Hi my name is Lindsey, I met you at the Husky 100 on the weekend,
I wanted to thank you for your advice in regards to hydration for the race.
Previously (without shotz in my bottles) I would get to the 40klm mark and start cramping. Yesterday I got through a very muddy and difficult 100klms (my first) without a single cramp and with a very strong last 20klms.
You wanted to know how I went, mate, the Shotz tabs were fantastic, what a great product and the gels were tops too.
I recently completed the Mountains to Beach. Having a long history of severe cramping in events, my biggest fear was that I would cramp and not be able to finish the race.
On the first day the Shotz crew introduced themselves and offered to help anyone who has experienced cramping. Having previously consulted with top level sports nutritionists to solve my cramping I was pessimistic but willing to give anything a try. The Shotz crew came up with a simple to follow plan that I followed diligently using the Shotz gels and tablets.
They checked with me after each stage and we made adjustments to the plan. I did not cramp once during the whole week and felt stronger as the week went on. It gives me great confidence of a long-term solution for something that has plagued me for many years.
The Shotz crew have great passion for their products and genuinely enjoy helping people. It is great to have people like the Shotz crew supporting events and I would have no hesitation in recommending Shotz, a great Australian product.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your product and advice during the last Mountains to the Beach MTB race? I used your product completely during the event and had my best ever finish coming in 2nd. During the event my energy levels were higher than I can remember and my recovery was great. I learnt a great deal about how to deal with hydration and energy replacement and have used this to help my fellow riders in Armidale. I continue to use the product and really appreciate your simple solution to a complicated problem.