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Grinduro Will Save Bike Racing

photos courtesy: March Gasch, Colin Meagher, Dain Zaffke, Dusty Bermshot, Ian Stowe I’ll be the first to admit skepticism when Grinduro exploded across the pop-cycling blogosphere last year. I viewed the event with a small degree of contempt. It had […]

Winter is Coming: Q36.5 is Here

Outside of our Californian climatological bubble, the rest of the world is getting hints of fall. Leaves are changing, days are shorter, and nights are nippier. The time to prepare for cooler weather riding is now, and Q36.5′s fall/winter 2016/2017 […]

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Castelli Chpt. /// Jersey. 1.21


About Us

It’s a fine thing to talk about fine things. It’s quite another to use them every day. At Above Category, we carry a very specific range of superlative products, with which we have first-hand, intimate, and extensive knowledge. We push these products to their limits. Whether it’s a pair of hand-built Zipp Wheels, or helping test the brand new Q36.5 clothing line hailing from Northern Italy, we are out on our bikes using it. This is no museum. It’s a family of fanatics obsessing about bicycles, cycling clothing, wheelsets, and componentry.

Our loyalty to the products we believe in has led to deep relationships with their creators. This personal connection with the people at Baum, Mosaic, Pegoretti, Pinarello, Argonaut, Q36.5, Assos, Campagnolo, Zipp and Lightweight Wheels, allows an unparalleled level of insight and service. We’ve welcomed craftsmen and CEO’s to the shop. We’ve also gone to visit them across the U.S., and in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.

Here in Sausalito, CA, we’ve brought the best people we know and the best cycling equipment in the world to our favorite place on earth. Come join us for a ride.