FasCat Coaches Frank, Jake, Isaiah and Jackson will be traveling to six gravel events in 2020 to walk the walk (race) and visit with the gravel community in each expo to share their knowledge all in the name of FasCat’s mission: to help you go faster on the bike.
2020 Gravel Events
The FasCat Gravel Team will be at the Mid-South, the Belgian Waffle Ride, Dirty Kanza, Crusher in the Tushar, Steamboat Gravel and Rebecca’s Private Idaho
Since the BigCat started racing gravel in 2013, he’s been talking about the need for road bike that fits gravel tires. In other words, a bike that’s light AF for 10,000 feet of climbing but fits gravel tires (the Aspero fits up to a 43mm Panaracer GravelKing SK) to not flat. Cervelo’s Aspero is World Tour light (950g frameset) and affordable: $2800 for a complete bike at ExcelSports. For more from Cervelo’s website visit cervelo.com/eu/aspero
ExcelSports is our goto shop for all the go fast goodies in Boulder, CO but because Excel sells online and ships worldwide, FasCat is stoked to extend a FasCat Team Discount to all training plan customers and coached athletes. The astute eye will also notice that all of FasCat’s brand partners are sold at ExcelSports so if you’re a FasCat Athlete or Training Plan customer you can buy the very same bikes, wheels, helmet, nutrition and technology products as the FasCat Gravel Team. excelsports.com
The FasCat Gravel Team is proud to roll the Panaracer GravelKings for 2020. From the 32mm smooth tubeless GravelKings for the Belgian Waffle Ride to the 43mm GravelKing SK+’s for the Dirty Kanza, Panaracer has us covered with their ProTite Shield anti flat sidewall protection and walnut shell SmartSeal tire sealant. We’ve been using the GravelKing SK’s for 4 years ever since a sidewall flat took Frank out of the Crusher (on a different tire) before have never flatted since. We’ve tried. Get your GravelKings from ExcelSports and more information from panaracer.com
GU Energy will be fueling the gravel team’s “gels > chews > bars every 30 minutes mantra”. The GU ROCTANE ultra endurance gels, chews, drink mix and protein recovery mix are specially formulated for gravel racing where eating a LOT is half the race. The ROCTANE Cold Brew Coffee gel, with 70 mg of caffeine is not only one of our favorite new flavors but a great boost for the final hour of racing. Please visit our friends to learn more at guenergy.com and of course stock up on your “gu’s > chews > and stroops” at excelsports.com
FasCat’s kit is from PEARL iZUMi and we couldn’t be more proud to share our mission with our hometown brand. The Pro Bib and Jersey is comfy, stylish and ready to go the gravel distance. You can ride with the gravel team in PEARL’s FasCat Kit by purchasing one here.
The more you recover the better you can FtFP (follow your plan). Normatec “space legs” as we’ve called them since our first pair in 2010 simply help you recover better. Using a peristaltic pulse to squeeze your legs, these boots are like getting a massage from the convenience of your own home. Plus they travel with you to your races! You may try on a pair at the FasCat Tent for all the big gravel races listed above. As a FasCat Athlete ask your coach how you can get 15% off a pair of Normatecs! Learn more at normatecrecovery.com
The FasCat Gravel Team will be rolling the Eroica LT gravel disc brake wheelset for 2020. Way back, when gravel wasn’t a thing, Frank was using the HED Ardennes cyclocross wheelset for gravel racing and now HED has their own dedicated gravel wheel: the Eroica. Tubeless, of course. Light AF at 1620 grams and bomb proof for when the gravel gets rowdy. They’re available at ExcelSports too. Learn more at hedcycling.com