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Introducing: The Open UP

Open Cycle is the brainchild of Cervelo’s mad scientist founder, Gerard Vroomen, but with a decidedly different tack than the aero-obsessed Canadian manufacturer. The UP, or Unbeaten Path, is Open’s answer to the current crop of gravel/adventure bikes. A Swiss Army knife of epic proportions, the UP can run 700c road or 27.5″ mountain bike wheels, lending it insane versatility for everything from mixed-terrain to technical singletrack.

Paydirt on the Backroads of Mt. Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais is our backyard hill, legendary in mountain biking lore, the iconic symbol of Marin County just past the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s crisscrossed not only by pavement, but also by dirt – the perfect home for the newest gravel bikes populating the market. We took the new Open UP adventure bike for a baptism by fire on Tam’s slopes, and in the process created a loop that’s been right under our noses for years.

New Goods

SRAM RED E-TAP 11SPD GROUPSET

$1660

fiz:i’k Antares 00 Saddle

$400

Castelli Chpt. /// Jersey. 1.21

$325

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.