Used by Hailey Manning to qualify for the: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 70.3 World Championships. 2010, 2011 & 2012 Kona Ironman World Championships.
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More aero than the box, more convenient than tape, the Gel Ladder
allows you to attach energy gels to your bike in an easy to reach and
always available place. No more having to ride around with a
lunch box hanging off your top tube collecting junk, the Gel Ladder is
simple to install, simple to use and will not leave sticky tape residue
on your bike when you're not using it.
The Gel Ladder also acts as a reminder for you to eat by placing your
energy gels right under your nose and allowing you to easily see how
much you've eaten.
Weight - 0.2oz /7 grams (click to see 0.2oz)
Length - 3.5"
Width - 1.25"
Material - HDPE
Capacity - 5 Gel Packs in Half Ironman version
Attachment - Recycled Inner Tube Material
Gel Ladder FAQ's
1. How securely are the gel packs held in place??
We've used the Gel Ladder on Triathlon, TT, road and mountain bikes and
have never lost a gel pack yet. The bands that attach the Gel
Ladder are strong enough to hold the gel packs in place through most
2. How do I install the Gel Ladder
The Gel Ladder comes with complete instructions. They are
also available by clicking on the link. Gel Ladder Instructions
3. How many gel packs can the gel ladder hold??
The first version of the Gel Ladder is designed for half Ironman
distance events and carries 5 gel packs. There will soon be
sprint and full Ironman versions of the gel ladder that will hold 3 and
10 gels each.
4. Can I use multiple Gel Ladders on one bike??
Yes, multiple Gel Ladders will fit on one bike if you need additional
nutrition for a long event.
5. What brand of gel packs can be used with the gel ladder??
The gel ladder will work with any of the current gel pack brands
including GU, Powergel, Crank Gel, Clifshot and many others.
6. What happens if I snap or lose the elastic straps that
hold the Gel Ladder in place??
The Gel Ladder is held in place by using elastic bands made from
recycled bicycle inner tubes. Punctured tubes often get thrown away
rather than patched and we aim to reduce the waste by recycling
them. We supply 2 spare bands with your Gel Ladder and will
be happy to ship you more if required. We've finally found a
great use for all the old inner tubes that normally
get thrown away and fill landfills. We've recycled them to
secure the Gel Ladder to your bike. They're perfect for the
job and you can easily find more if you need to.
7. When I tape gel packs to my top tube I sometimes scratch
the inside of my legs on them when riding out of the saddle.
How do I stop this??
When you insert the gel packs into the Gel Ladder you fold the edges
over to make it slimmer. When folded correctly the gel packs
will not be as wide as normal and will be much less likely to touch
your legs while climbing a hill.
9. How much does a Gel Ladder weigh?
The Gel Ladder weighs just 0.2 ounces or 7 grams. This is
1/10th the weight of the lunch box style Gel
Holder. 0.2 ounces is about the same as 3 US
pennies. The Bento Box style gel holder
weighs 2.0 ounces or about 23 US pennies, What would you
rather carry around at your next race? How about an iPad Case from DODOcase?