Natascha Badmann’s CAT Cheetah

Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Natasha Badmann’s custom CAT Cheetah, spotted at the Kona Community Aquatic Center. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
CAT’s carbon fiber crank arm and Speedplay pedals turn Badmann’s monster chainrings. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natasha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Dura Ace 7900 mechanical rear mech, 10 Speed
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
A Dura Ace 7800 mechanical front derailleur controls the chain on Badmann’s monster 57/42 chainring (to counteract her 650c wheel setup). Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Continental tubulars glued to an older 650c HED H3 carbon tri-spoke tubular round out the CAT’s super-aero setup. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Badmann uses a Specialized Sitero Pro saddle atop CAT carbon aero seat post with rear-facing hydration cages. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Badmann’s fork blades connect directly to her aerobar clamps. The top tube has an Ironman sticker from 2005 alongside her coach’s sticker. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Keeping a clean front end, Badmann uses rear-mounted sidepull brakes. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Keeping it old school, Badmann’s computer is a Timex Ironman watch affixed to her fork’s bridge. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Badmann’s CAT uses an older 650c HED H3 carbon tri-spoke tubular. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Though she uses mechanical shifters, Badmann’s unique front end keeps her in the aerobars the entire time. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Badmann’s base bar-less cockpit uses twist-actuated brakes located under the black bar tape. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Badmann uses a mechanical Dura-Ace 11-speed setup. Photo: Oliver Baker
Natascha Badmann's CAT Cheetah
Badmann’s CAT takes integration to a new level with aerobar clamps directly molded to the split fork—no stem needed. Photo: Oliver Baker