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The delicious tasting project ZV8 Energy Bar contains a unique, easily digestible blend of ingredients formulated specifically for the nutritional demands of endurance athletes. The proven carbohydrate formula digests easily, providing rapid energy delivery without stomach upsets. 

"Definitely one of my favourite energy bars on the market" - Overall Rating 8/10 ROAD CC

"Versatile, quick eating energy delivery" - PEAK PERFORMER AWARD TRIATHLON PLUS


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  • Product Description

    The delicious tasting project ZV8 Energy Bar contains a unique, easily digestible blend of ingredients formulated specifically for the nutritional demands of endurance athletes. The proven carbohydrate formula digests easily, providing rapid energy delivery without stomach upsets. It also includes ZIPVIT SPORT’s synergistic mix of vitamins to help with energy production from carbohydrates and fats and protect against harmful free radicals.

  • Additional Information


    What is special about the ZV8 Energy bar? The ZV8 Energy bar is a highly acclaimed, class leading, energy bar that is taking the world of cycling by storm. Specially formulated for endurance athletes, it contains multiple carbohydrate sources to maximize energy delivery. These carbohydrates have also been specially selected for easy digestion during exercise.


    Why use ZV8 bars during training? The energy demands of training are rarely as high as racing, but it is still important to use Zipvit sport energy products. This is because exercise intensity is the primary stimulus for body adaptations that increase oxygen uptake (VO2max) and power. Using ZV8 energy bars in training allows higher exercise intensities to be maintained, helping to increase the stimulus for adaptation and improvement.


    How does it work? ZV8 Energy bars improve performance by providing the body with easily digested carbohydrate energy during exercise. This is achieved without stomach upsets, so you can easily meet your carbohydrate needs and maximize performance. Taken after exercise they also help recovery by speeding up muscle refueling.

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  • Research

    Zipvits ZV8 Energy Bars are some of the most popular within the pro peleton. Although the science of energy bars might seem straightforward Zipvit conducted extensive research to produce an easy digesting bar that gave rapid and sustained energy delivery. The carbohydrate sources were scientifically selected to provide improved energy delivery without stomach upsets. Zipvit also included their unique synergistic blend of antioxidants and vitamins to protect against damaging free radicals and maintain energy production. During early season testing with Cervelo riders they all reported that they had more energy and felt less fatigued during training.

    By March 2009 riders were reporting that some bars were melted during hot races and requested if a special hot weather bar could be produced. By April 2009 Carlos Sastre was testing the prototype Zipvit bar during his long training rides in Spain. Based on his feedback the first batch of ZV8 hot weather chocolate bars was produced in May 2008. The very first time the bar was used in racing Cervelo rider Simon Gerrans won stage 14 of the Tour of Italy, where temperatures exceed 35oC. The team went on to take at total of 4 stage wins using the new ZV8 hot weather bar, with 2 wins for Carlos Sastre who finished 3rd overall. By June 2009 the 'prototype ZV8 hot weather chocolate bar was available to Zipvit Sport customers a month later.

    After Zipvits extensive development work on the ZV8 energy bars during 2008 and 2009 they werent surprised with the feedback from the Radioshack riders, who started using Zipvit products in 2010...."They love the bars".

  • Customer Reviews

    Great taste! Review by helen
    I do a lot of road biking and I find these bars are the best tasting/flavoursome/digestible bars on the market. They don't clog your mouth up or lie heavy in the stomach. I always buy the mixed box as I prefer a variety of tastes and all are great to me. I will definitely by sticking with the Zipvit energy bars. (Posted on 26/02/2014)
    Amazing taste Review by Jen
    I am training for a marathon & triathlon and I love love love the chocolate covered strawberry, both me and my dad have them and they are by far the best energy bars.
    Don't give me an upset stomach whilst running, easy to chew and so so tasty
    I would recommend these to anyone and everyone (Posted on 28/01/2014)
    Excellent energy bar Review by Steveo
    These are fantastic easy on the tummy easy to open the go & easy to chew whilst on the run plus they taste great - choc strawberry tastes superb but they are all good! Give them a try you will not be disappointed. (Posted on 05/01/2014)
    faST ENERGY Review by rolf norway
    really good gives me good energy when i go on my
    4 hours bike trip use to take half every 30 minunes
    after i hours good in all kind of weather outside..
    i like best chocolade strawberry flawor but all flawours areok and fine..thankyou norwegian on holiday in spain alicante desember 2013 (Posted on 05/12/2013)
    quality Review by Barney
    I did tried all flavour and all is good taste easy digested and definitely give you more push when you need i recomend every single flavour (i happy return customer) (Posted on 03/06/2013)
    Excellent Product Review by Newsonid
    I sampled as many energy bars as I could from a recent bike show, and the ZipVit bars were by far the best in terms of taste and ease of digestion. Just the right size and combination of ingredients. Perfect for keeping the hunger at bay on those longer rides. (Posted on 18/02/2013)
    Great product and good range of flavours Review by Kelly
    Used ZV8 since they first launched, I have tried all flavours now and rate them above any bar - always moist, not too chewy and easily digested - Choc Strawberry.... (Posted on 19/10/2012)
    Best i've tried Review by Trems
    I've used all sorts of bars over the years before and during mountain biking and road cycling. These are my favorite both on taste (peach & yog) and because they sit easily on the stomache during excersize and arent too chewy. The yoghurt coating isnt too sweet either. All round, a great bar and can and do highly recommend. (Posted on 02/07/2012)
    Great and Tasty! Review by irongirl
    Best bars I'e tried. Used for IM Wales with good results- no GI issues and energy levels maintained. Also taste good, unlike so many other bars and not too chewy. (Posted on 09/06/2012)
    Does what it say's on the packet Review by Verm
    Been useing zip vit products for a number of years,mainly whilst on climbing exped's,so they have been used on some of the worlds hight'est mountains inc Everest.Also used whilst training for the peaks and whilst working as an International Moutain and Ski GuideThey work for me,giveing that much needed boost,easy to digest,and taste good,even at altitude.Ive maily used there energy and recovery bars and also there elite energy drink.All of which as stated work for me.Great products and super friendly folks in factory shop,I live local. (Posted on 05/06/2012)
    Great Review by Ian
    Don't break your teeth like some bars, moist and easy to eat while on the move (Posted on 04/06/2012)
    Very tasty - I was surprised. Review by Ti-Bike
    I had a ZV8 in a sample pack... gave it try out last week on a 105 mile loop to Bridport, Dorset. Without doubt I felt much fresher and energy levels were up. It tasted good too (Yogurt & Peach) - and, importantly, didn't melt. I usually eat proper food on my rides, but given how impressed I was with this product - I've ordered up a box of 20! Nice one. (Posted on 31/05/2012)
    Real energy boost Review by Charlie
    Tastes good and easily digested. Really increased energy levels. I will def be using these more often for longer runs. (Posted on 11/05/2012)
    Lives up to expectations Review by Montyz
    Having tried all the uncoated bars, these are tasty and easily digested. Energy levels are definately improved during long rides. A definate thumbs up. (Posted on 14/04/2012)
    It delivers what is advertised. Review by Macusla
    Very good. so easily digested. Really boosts energy. (Posted on 24/11/2011)