Cycling Coach's Buyer Guide!

We are asked constantly about different pieces of gear, what's the best bang for your buck, what kind of cycling computer to buy, which tires to use for X race, etc. With the cycling season in full swing, we decided to stop by Excel Sports, our local cycling superstore to record a podcast walking through our favorite items at the $50, $100, $250, $500, and $1,000 price points.

The whole purpose is to share our recommendations as cycling coaches for products that have a very tangible and practical application for your training and performance, in order to ride faster and perform better. For this reason, we didn't discuss carbon wheels or frames, pedals or shoes, but instead focused on the "little" things that you might not think about as essential items for cycling success.

For all your cycling gear needs, definitely check out Excel Sports and remember your FasCat Team Discount for being a part of our community.

Products mentioned:


FasCat Training Plans GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Formula 

Wahoo TICKR 

Spotify Premium

Whole Foods shopping


Panaracer GravelKing Tires

CamelBak Chase Hydration Vest





EVOC bike case

Ultegra Stages Powermeter 

Instant Pot/Vitamix


Normatec MVP Recovery Boots

SciCon Bike Travel Case

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About Frank Overton

Frank founded FasCat Coaching in 2002 and has been a full time cycling coach since 2004. His educational background includes a Masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University, pre-med from Hampden-Sydney College. Frank raced at a professional level on the road and mountain bike and currently competes as a "masters" level gravel and cyclocrosser. Professionally Frank comes from medical school spinal cord research and molecular biotechnology. However, to this day it is a dream come true for Frank to be able to help cyclists as a coach.

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