The Skratch Labs Story
From a young age, Dr. Allen Lim knew he wanted to devote his life to bicycles, and learn everything he could about the science of sports nutrition. Lim is one of the most behind-the-scenes figures in the cycling world, but his impact on dictating nutritional trends in the pro peloton has been nothing short of prolific. The story of Lim’s nutritional development house Skratch Labs could be called a lot of things. Mad science. Grassroots. Crazy, even. However, we like to think of it as nutritional guerilla warfare tirelessly waged in hotel rooms and on the tiny kitchen counters of team buses in the name of finding a simple solution to a complex problem: dehydration.
That solution found its way into the bottles and stomachs of pro riders throughout the peloton, who couldn’t risk referring to it by name lest they compromise their sponsorships. That ‘secret drink mix,’ is a pro-tour tested, performance-maximizing, all-natural hydration solution, made entirely from scratch. From this mix, Skratch Labs was born. Led by nutrition wizard Dr. Allen Lim, the Boulder, Colorado-based Skratch Labs eschews certain conventions of modern sports science and nutrition in favor of simpler, all-natural fundamentals that have been proven and demanded by some of the strongest teams and biggest names in the professional cycling peloton.
Watch below to see what Dr. Lim and Skratch Labs have been up to lately.
Skratch Labs Hydration is even finding its way into professional kitchens to help chefs stay hydrated, and keep their food tasting great.